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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 7


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Interesting things that happened October 7th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1849 James Whitcomb Riley, American poet (The Raggedy Man)
  In 1879 Joe Hill, songwriter, IWW organizer, martyr
  In 1885 Niels Bohr, physicist, expanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)
  In 1888 Henry A. Wallace (D/P), 33rd VP, Progressive pres. candidate
  In 1899 Jean Grimaldi (in France), French-Canadian stand up comic
  In 1905 Jean Arthur (or 10-17-08)
  In 1916 Walt W. Rostow, economist
  In 1917 June Allyson, actor (Three Musketeers, Little Women)
  In 1926 Diana Lynn, actor (Ruthless)
  In 1927 Al Martino, singer
  In 1931 Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of South Africa (Nobel Peace Prize
          1982)
  In 1943 Oliver North, arms dealer
  In 1946 Bernard Lavillier, French singer
  In 1948 Charles Dutois, Montreal Symphonic Orchestra conductor
  In 1951 John Cougar Mellencamp, singer
  In 1955 Yo-Yo Ma, cellist
  In 1957 France Galle, French singer
  In 1960 Victor Laslo, French singer
  In 1961 Judy Landers, actor (Vega$, B.J. and the Bear, Club Fed)
  In 1964 Sam Brown, singer

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of the Holy Rosary
        + Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and of St. Osith, Saxon virgin
  In 1571 Turkish fleet defeated by Spanish and Italians in Battle of Lepanto.
  In 1765 The Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY.
  In 1777 British defeated by Americans in Battle of Saratoga.
  In 1826 Granite Railway (first chartered railway in US) begins operations.
  In 1849 Edgar Allen Poe dies in Baltimore at 40.
  In 1886 Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba.
  In 1908 Crete unites with Greece.
  In 1916 Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland College 222-0 in football (record).
  In 1927 Yankee Herb Pennock retires first 22 Pirates in World Series.
  In 1931 First infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY.
  In 1949 Dem. Rep of Germany (East) formed (National Day).
  In 1950 U.N. forces invade North Korea, crossing the 38th parallel.
        + Yanks win 13th world championship sweeping the Phillies.
  In 1952 Yanks beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in the world series.
  In 1959 Luna 3 sends pictures of lunar farside.
  In 1960 "Route 66" premiers.
  In 1965 Robert Mitera aces 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr.
  In 1968 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system.
  In 1972 First regular game at Coliseum, Flames - 3, Islanders - 2.
  In 1981 In first Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3.
  In 1985 21st Space Shuttle Mission - Atlantis 1 returns to Earth.

And remember ...
  Diversity Awareness Month
  National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  National Fired-Up Month
  National Restaurant Month
  Violence Awareness Month

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