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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 4

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Interesting things that happened October 4th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1289 Louis X (the Stubborn), king of France (1314-16)
  In 1626 Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England (1658-59)
  In 1822 Rutherford B. Hayes (R), 19th pres (1877-81)
  In 1850 John W. McGraw (R), governor of Wash (1893-97)
  In 1880 Damon Runyon, writer
  In 1895 Buster Keaton, silent movie actor (The Navigator, Steamboat Bill,
  In 1923 Charlton Heston, actor (Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, Planet of the
  In 1934 Sam Huff, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Washington Redskins)
  In 1941 Lori Saunders (in Kansas City, MO)
        + Anne Rice (Howard Allen Frances O'Brien, in New Orleans), writer
  In 1944 Patty LaBelle, singer
  In 1946 Susan Sarandon (in New York City), actor (Great Waldo Pepper)
  In 1947 Julien Clerc, French singer
  In 1949 Armand Assante, actor (Q&A)
  In 1954 Steve Faulkner, singer, composer

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, confessor
  In 1636 First code of law for Plymouth Colony.
  In 1648 Peter Stuyvesant establishes America's first volunteer firemen.
  In 1824 Mexico becomes a republic.
  In 1862 Battle of Corinth ends.
  In 1883 The 'Orient Express' begins its first run, linking Turkey to the
          rest of Europe by rail.
  In 1916 Market Street's "Path of Gold" lit for first time (San Francisco,
  In 1926 The dahlia is officially designated as the City Flower of San
          Francisco, CA.
  In 1931 The comic strip "Dick Tracy" debuts.
  In 1940 Wrestling returns to Madison Square Garden after 12 year lay off.
  In 1948 Indians beat Red Sox in first AL playoff game.
  In 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees.
  In 1957 "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS.
        + USSR launches Sputnik I, the first artificial earth satellite.
  In 1958 Transatlantic commercial jet passenger service began.
  In 1959 USSR Luna 3 sent back first photos of Moon's far side.
  In 1960 Courier 1B Launched; first active repeater satellite in orbit.
  In 1962 Whitey Ford's world series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends.
  In 1966 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  In 1969 UN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters.
  In 1970 Janis Joplin dies at age 27.
  In 1976 Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns after racial "joke."
  In 1977 Pier 39 opens in SF.
  In 1984 Yanks clinch AL East.
  In 1985 21st Space Shuttle Mission - Atlantis 1 is launched.
  In 1987 James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns
          Without making an interception.  (He scored on laterals.)

And remember ...
  Computer Learning Month
  Healthy Lung Month
  National Cookie Month
  National Pizza Month
  National Spinal Health Month

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