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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 5


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Interesting things that happened October 5th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1713 Denis Diderot, encyclopedist
  In 1829 Chester A. Arthur, 21st President (1881-1885)
  In 1864 Louis Lumière, with brother Auguste made first motion picture in
          1895
  In 1882 Robert Hutchings Goddard (in Worcester, MA), father of modern
          rocketry
  In 1887 René Cassin (Nobel Peace Prize 1968)
  In 1905 Ray Kroc, restauranteur who gave Ronald McDonald a job
  In 1908 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer
  In 1919 Donald Pleasence, actor (You Only Live Twice, 'Halloween' movies)
  In 1921 Bill Willis, AAFC, NFL guard (Browns)
  In 1923 Glynis Johns (in South Africa)
        + Philip Berrigan, militant priest
  In 1929 Richard F. Gordon, Jr., U.S. astronaut (Gemini 11, Apollo 12)
  In 1930 Pavel R. Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 4, Soyuz 14)
  In 1933 Diane Cilento (in Australia)
  In 1940 Marie Laforest, French singer
  In 1943 Steve Miller, singer
  In 1944 Andre Payette, French-Canadian journalist
  In 1951 Bob Geldof, concert promoter, Band Aid organizer
        + Karen Allen (in Illinois)
  In 1954 Bob Gilford, singer
  In 1965 Patrick Roy, hockey player
  In 19?? Jean Perron, hockey coach

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Flora of Beaulieu, Virgin, (A.D. 1347)
        + Feast of St. Placid and his companions, martyrs
  In 1813 Battle of the Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
  In 1864 Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone.
  In 1875 Palace Hotel on Market Street opens (San Francisco, CA).
  In 1877 Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Percé War.
  In 1892 Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup.
  In 1906 Giant's Henry Matthewson walks 14.
  In 1907 Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays first game (Mtl 17, Tor
          8).
  In 1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey.
  In 1910 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic.
  In 1912 Yanks win final game at Hilltop stadium.
  In 1921 First radio broadcast of the World Series -- Yanks beat Giants 3-0.
  In 1922 Yanks and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tie world series game.
  In 1923 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star.
  In 1931 First nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wenatchee, Wash.
  In 1941 Mickey Owens drops a third strike, Tom Hendrick reaches first
          safely.
  In 1947 First Presidential address televised from White House -- H. S
          Truman.
  In 1953 Billy Martin 12 hits sets record Yanks win record 5th straight WS.
  In 1956 Yogi Berra becomes the 4th Yank to hit a World Series Grand Slam.
  In 1963 Hyde St. Pier re-opens as State Historical Park
  In 1964 Fire Department Museum dedicated (San Francisco, CA).
  In 1969 "Monty Python's Flying Circus" premiers.
  In 1970 PBS becomes a network.
  In 1980 Yanks set AL attendence mark at 2,627,417.
  In 1982 Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, N. Mex.
  In 1984 41-G Challenger carried first Canadian, Marc Garneau, into orbit.
  In 1985 Thirteenth Space Shuttle Mission - Challenger 6 is launched.

And remember ...
  Country Music Month
  Lupus Awareness Month
  National Crime Prevention Month
  National Popcorn Poppin' Month
  The Month of the Dinosaur

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