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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 3

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Interesting things that happened October 3rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1605 Li Tzu-ch'eng, Chinese revolutionary, dethroned last Ming emperor
  In 1800 George Bancroft, historian
  In 1803 John Gorrie, invented cold-air process of refrigeration
  In 1804 Townsend Harris, first Western consul to reside in Japan
  In 1814 Mikhail Lermontov, leading Russian Romantic poet, novelist
  In 1859 Elenora Duse in Italy, actor
  In 1872 Emily Post (or Oct. 27), authority on social behavior, writer
  In 1888 Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist, pacifist (Nobel 1935)
  In 1899 Gertrude Berg - Molly Goldberg
  In 1925 Gore Vidal, writer (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln)
  In 1935 Charles M. Duke, Jr, astronaut (Apollo 16)
        + Eileen Brennan, actor (FM, Private Benjamin)
  In 1941 Chubby Checker, singer
  In 1950 Pamela Hensley (in Los Angeles, CA)
  In 1951 Dave Winfield, baseball player (NY Yankees)
  In 1959 Jack Wagner, actor (General Hospital)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Francis Borgia, Confessor
        + Feast of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus
        + Child Health Day, Universal Children's Day
  In 1264 The comet said to predict the death of Pope Urban IV is last seen.
  In 1789 Washington proclaims the first national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26.
  In 1862 Battle of Corinth, Miss.
  In 1863 Lincoln designates the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving
  In 1913 Federal Income Tax is signed into law (at 1%).
  In 1920 NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays first games.
  In 1922 First facsimile sent over city telephone lines, Washington DC.
  In 1932 Iraq gains full independence from Britain.
  In 1935 Italy invades Ethiopia.
  In 1942 Launch of the first A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles.
  In 1947 First telescope lens 200 inches in diameter completed.
        + With only 1 out to go, Yank Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking
          his world series no hit bid, it scored 2 runs and he lost the game.
  In 1948 NFL becomes first sport of the week.
  In 1950 First black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV - Beulah.
  In 1951 Bobby Thomson HR - The Giants win the pennant.
  In 1952 First video recording on magnetic tape, Los Angeles, CA.
  In 1954 "Father Knows Best" premiers.
  In 1955 "Captain Kangaroo" premiers.  Good Morning, Captain!
        + "Mickey Mouse Club" premiers.
  In 1960 "The Andy Griffith Show" premiers.
        + San Francisco's White House department store is first to accept the
          BankAmericard in lieu of cash.
        + Yanks win 8-7 and end season on a 15 game win streak.
  In 1961 "Dick Van Dyke Show" premiers.
  In 1962 Walter M. Schirra aboard Sigma 7, the final Mercury mission.
  In 1965 Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher.
  In 1967 Air Force pilot William "Pete" Knight sets world speed record for
          fixed-wing craft of 7,297 kph (4,534 MPH; Mach 6.72) in X-15.
  In 1972 Spaceflight 71-2 launched; first flexible substrate photovoltaic
  In 1985 Space shuttle Atlantis makes all-military maiden flight.

And remember ...
  Clergy Appreciation Month
  Fantasy Month
  National Communicate With Your Kids Month
  National Pasta Month
  National Seafood Month

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