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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- November 30


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Interesting things that happened November 30th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1466 Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman, admiral
  In 1554 Philip Sidney, English poet, statesman, soldier (Arcadia)
  In 1667 Jonathan Swift, satirist (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal)
  In 1793 Johann Lukas Schonlein, helped establish scientific medicine
  In 1810 Oliver Fisher Winchester, rifle maker
  In 1817 Theodor Mommsen, German historian, writer (Nobel 1902)
  In 1835 Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) (at Hannibal, MO), author (Tom
          Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn)
  In 1863 Andres Bonifacio, leader of 1896 Philippine revolt against Spain
  In 1874 Sir Winston Churchill (C), Brit. PM (1940-45, 1951-55) (Nobel 1953)
  In 1898 Roy "Link" Lyman, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  In 1912 Gordon Parks, film director
  In 1915 Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)
  In 1920 Virginia Mayo (in St Louis, MO)
  In 1923 Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., actor (77 Sunset Strip, The FBI)
  In 1924 Allan Sherman, comedian
        + Shirley Chisholm (D-Rep), pres candidate
  In 1927 Richard Crenna, actor
  In 1928 Robert Guillaume, actor
  In 1929 Dick Clark, America's oldest teenager (American Bandstand)
  In 1930 G. Gordon Liddy, tough guy, Watergate celebrity
  In 1936 Abbie Hoffman, Yippie
  In 1947 David Mamet, playwright
  In 1952 Mandy Patinkin, actor
  In 1955 Billy Idol, rocker
  In 1962 Bo Jackson, athlete
  In 1965 Ben Stiller, comedian

Events worth noting:
        + Benin National Day
        + Feast of St Andrew, apostle, patron of Scotland
  In    0 30 B.C.  Cleopatra died
  In 1864 Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.
  In 1886 First commercially successful AC power plant opens, Buffalo, NY.
  In 1907 Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle.
  In 1924 First photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio.
  In 1939 The Soviet Union invades Finland after they refuse to cede the
          Karelian Isthmus.
  In 1940 First game of only 2-game Grey Cup (Ottawa 8, Toronto Balmy Beach
          2).
  In 1947 Only one day after the U.N. decrees Israel's right to exist, Jewish
          settlements are attacked.
  In 1954 First meteorite known to have struck a woman - Sylacauga, Ala.
  In 1958 First guided missile destroyer launched, the Dewey, Bath, Me.
  In 1964 USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars.
  In 1966 Barbados gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  In 1967 South Yemen (then Aden) gains independence from Britain.
  In 1983 Radio Shack announces the Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip).

And remember ...
  International Drum Month
  National Adoption Month
  National Diabetes Month
  National Impotency Month
  National Raisin Bread Month
  National Novel Writing Month

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