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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 2

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Interesting things that happened October 2nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1851 Ferdinand Foch, believed to be the leader responsible for Allies
          winning World War I
  In 1869 Mohandas K. Gandhi (at Porbandar, Kathiawad, India), pacifist
  In 1871 Cordell Hull, U.S. Secretary of State, lowered tariffs (Nobel 1945)
  In 1895 Groucho Marx, comedian
  In 1904 Graham Greene, prolific English novelist (Brighton Rock)
  In 1921 Robert Runcie, archbishop of Canterbury
  In 1928 George "Spanky" McFarland, actor, little rascal
  In 1932 Maury Wills, Dodger shortstop
  In 1939 Yuri N. Glazkov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 24)
  In 1940 Rex Reed, movie critic
  In 1945 Don McLean, singer, songwriter (American Pie, Vincent)
  In 1948 Donna Karan, model, actor (Intern)
  In 1951 Sting, musician (Police), actor (Quadrophenia, Dune, The Bride)
  In 1954 Lani O'Grady, actor (Eight is Enough)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of the Guardian Angels
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Guinea
        + Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Botes
        + National Employ the Handicapped Week
  In    0 322 BC Aristotle dies of indigestion
  In 1608 Hans Lippershey offers the Dutch government a new invention -- the
  In 1833 New York Anti-Slavery Society organized.
  In 1836 Darwin returns to England aboard the HMS Beagle.
  In 1870 Italy annexes Rome and the Papal States; Rome made Italian capital.
  In 1889 First Pan American conference.
  In 1908 Addie Joss perfect game stops Ed Walsh 1-0 who won 40 in a row.
  In 1916 Grover Cleveland Alexanders 16th shutout of the year.
  In 1932 Yanks sweep Cubs in the world series.
  In 1935 New York Hayden Planetarium, the 4th in the US, opens.
  In 1936 First alcohol power plant established, Atchison, Kansas.
        + Tony Lazzeri becomes the first Yank to hit a world series grand
  In 1939 Birdbaths installed in San Francisco's Union Square.
  In 1940 The Warsaw Ghetto is created (Population:  113,000).
  In 1946 First network soap opera -- Faraway Hill -- (Dumont Network).
  In 1947 Yogi Berra become the first player to pinch hit a world series
  In 1949 Yanks and Red Sox tie for first place played the final game of the
          season Yanks won 5-3 and clinched pennant #16.
  In 1950 Bob Shaw of the Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD catches.
        + First "Peanuts" Comic Strip featuring Charlie Brown and Snoopy
          appears, in 9 newspapers
  In 1953 Universal Children's Day.
  In 1955 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premiers.
  In 1956 First atomic power clock exhibited -- New York City.
  In 1958 Guinea gains independence from France (National Day).
  In 1959 Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS.
  In 1961 "Ben Casey" premiers.
  In 1965 Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20.
  In 1967 Thurgood Marshall is sworn as first black Supreme Court Justice.
  In 1968 Bob Gibson sets a world series record of 17 strikeouts.
  In 1970 Billy Martin named manager of the Tigers.
  In 1971 Homing pigeon averages 133 kph (record) in 1100-km Australian race.
  In 1978 Yanks win third straight AL East beating Red Sox 5-4 in a playoff
          game.  Guidry wins #25 aided by Dent's homer and Pinella's fielding.
  In 1984 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit.

And remember ...
  Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  Family History Month
  National Caramel Month
  National Orthodontic Health Month
  National Sarcastics Awareness Month

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