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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 1


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Interesting things that happened October 1st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1207 Henry III, king of England (1216-72)
  In 1685 Charles VI, Holy Roman emperor (1711-40)
  In 1781 James Lawrence, naval hero ("Don't give up the ship!")
  In 1791 Sergey Aksakov, Russian novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family)
  In 1832 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, first wife of Benjamin Harrison
  In 1835 Brig. Gen. William H. "Red" Jackson, 7th Tennessee Cavalry
  In 1881 William Edward Boeing, founded aircraft company
  In 1893 Faith Baldwin, author
  In 1904 Vladimir Horowitz, pianist
  In 1907 Hiram Fong, Senator
  In 1909 Sam Yorty, ex-mayor of Los Angeles
  In 1911 Edward P. Boland, Democratic Representative from Massachusetts
  In 1920 Walter Matthau, actor (Odd Couple, Bad News Bears, Hopscotch)
  In 1921 James Whitmore, actor (Black Like Me, Tora! Tora! Tora!)
  In 1924 Jimmy Earl Carter,(D) 39th Pres (1977-1981)
        + William Rehnquist, chief justice, Supreme Court (1987-  )
  In 1927 Tom Bosley, actor (Happy Days, Murder She Wrote)
  In 1928 George Peppard, actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Blue Max, A-Team)
        + Laurence Harvey, actor (Alamo, Romeo and Juliet)
  In 1930 Richard Harris
  In 1931 Philippe Noiret, French actor
  In 1935 Julie Andrews, actor, singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, S.O.B.)
  In 1936 Charles G. Fullerton, astronaut (STS-3, 51F)
        + Edward Villella, American ballet dancer
        + Stella Stevens (in Yazoo City, Mississippi), actor (Girls! Girls!,
          Manitou)
  In 1943 Angele Arsenault (in New Brunswick), French-Canadian singer
  In 1945 Rod Carew, baseball slugger
  In 1950 Randy Quaid (in Houston, Texas), actor (SNL)

Events worth noting:
        + Fiscal year begins for Federal Government
        + Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus--the Little Flower
        + Feast of St. Remigius, bishop of Rheims, confessor
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Nigeria.
        + National Day in Cyprus and Tuvalu
        + World Vegetarian Day
  In    0 331 BC Alexander of Macedon defeats Persian army at Gaugamela.
  In 1837 Treaty with Winnebago Indians.
  In 1847 Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet.
  In 1851 First Hawaiian stamps issued.
  In 1869 First postcards are issued in Vienna.
  In 1896 Yosemite becomes a National Park.
  In 1898 Henry Huntington buys the Los Angeles Railway.
  In 1903 First World Series starts between the National and American Leagues.
  In 1908 Henry Ford introduces the Model T car.
        + Jack Chesbro's final Yankee victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1.
  In 1910 The Los Angeles Times building is destroyed by dynamite set by union
          activists, killing 21 nonunion workers.
  In 1912 Yanks lose game #100 enroute to a 50-102 season.
  In 1921 Yanks win their first pennant.
  In 1929 Start of USSR experimental calender.
  In 1932 Babe Ruth's famous homerun called off of Cubs Charlie Root.
  In 1938 Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia).
  In 1940 Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opened.
  In 1942 First jet propelled airplane tested.
  In 1946 Bob Feller 348th strikeout of the season.
  In 1947 First helicopter air mail and express service, Los Angeles, Ca.
  In 1949 People's Rep of China proclaimed (National Day).
  In 1951 First treaty signed by female ambassador - Eugenie Anderson.
  In 1952 First ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland, OR.
  In 1958 The 43-year old NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics)
          ceases to exist, replaced by NASA.
  In 1960 Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  In 1961 Roger Maris sets record of 61 homers, last off of Tracy Sallard.
  In 1962 "The Lucy Show" premieres.
        + Johnny Carson hosts his first "Tonight Show."
        + US National Radio Astronomy Observatory gets a 300' radio telescope.
  In 1964 San Francisco Cable Cars declared a National Landmark.
  In 1971 Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens.
  In 1973 First edition of PGA is published.
  In 1975 Reunion Island no longer prints stamps, France takes over
          production.
  In 1977 Yanks win second consecutive AL East title.
  In 1978 Yanks lose 9-2 to Indians setting up a play off game with Red Sox.
  In 1979 US returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal).
  In 1982 EPCOT Center opens.
  In 1990 At noon, the flags of France, the U.S.S.R., Great Britain, and the
          U.S. are lowered in Berlin and the four contries signed away their
          control over a partitioned Germany.  At midnight, the two Germanies
          become one again.

And remember ...
  Down's Syndrome Awareness Month
  National Apple Jack Month
  National Liver Awareness Month
  National Roller Skating Month

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