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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 6


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Interesting things that happened October 6th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1820 Jenny Lind (in Sweden), soprano, nightingale
  In 1831 Richard Dedekind, mathematician
  In 1846 George Westinghouse, invented a better air brake, advocate for
          alternating current in US, Tesla's chief benefactor
  In 1866 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, broadcast first program of voice and
          music
  In 1887 Martín Luis Guzmán, Mexican novelist (The Eagle and the Serpent)
  In 1888 Li Ta-chao, cofounder with Mao Tse-tung of Chinese Communist Party
  In 1906 Janet Gaynor (in Philadelphia), actor (Sunrise, A Star Is Born)
  In 1912 Thor Heyerdahl, anthropologist, explorer (Kon Tiki, Aku-Aku), liked
          to sail baskets across oceans
  In 1925 Shana Alexander, point-counterpoint journalist
  In 1936 Anna Quayle, actor (Casino Royale, Seven-Percent Solution)
  In 1940 Ginette Ravel, French-Canadian singer
  In 1942 Britt Ekland (in Sweden), actor
  In 1949 Nicolas Perrac, French singer

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Bruno, Blsd. Marie-Rose Durocher
        + St. Faith's Day (Anglican)
        + Universal Children's Day
  In 1863 Dr Charles H. Sheppard opens the first U.S. public bath in Brooklyn.
  In 1889 Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
  In 1908 Yanks lose 100th game of the year go 51-103 for season.
  In 1926 Babe Ruth hits 3 homers in a world series game.
  In 1927 "The Jazz Singer", first feature-length movie with a vocal
          soundtrack, premieres.
  In 1935 Market Street Railway starts using trackless trolley coaches.
  In 1936 Yanks beat Giants 4 games to 2 in the world series.
  In 1940 Zoological Gardens opens (on Sloat and Skyline).
  In 1941 Yanks beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in the world series.
  In 1947 Yanks beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in the world series.
  In 1959 Soviet Luna 3, first successful photographic spacecraft, impacts
          moon.
  In 1973 Egypt and Syria launch a coordinated attack on Israeli forces
          occupying territory captured in 1967 -- the Yom Kippur War begins.
  In 1978 Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5.
  In 1981 Anwar Sadat assassinated, Hosni Mubarak becomes Egytian president.
  In 1983 Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick.
  In 1989 Bette Davis dies.

And remember ...
  Dental Hygiene Month
  National AIDS Awareness Month
  National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  National Pork Month
  Vegetarian Awareness Month

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