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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 9


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Interesting things that happened October 9th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1757 Charles X, reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed
  In 1835 Camille Saint-Saëns, french composer
  In 1890 Aimee Semple McPherson, Pentecostal evangelist, radio preacher
  In 1906 Léopold Senghor, poet, president of Senegal (1960-80)
  In 1924 Robert Rushworth, X-15 pilot
  In 1925 Robert Finch, actor
  In 1940 Gordon Humphrey, New Hampshire Republican Representative
        + Joe Pepitone, baseball player
        + John Lennon, musician, Beatle
  In 1945 Jeannie C. Riley (in Texas), singer (Hee-Haw, Harper Valley PTA)
  In 1948 Jackson Brown (in Germany), rocker
  In 1955 Steve Ovett, English track star
  In 1959 Mike Singletary
  In 1967 Carling Bassett (in Canada), tennis player
  In 1975 Sean Lennon, son of John, bass guitarist

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Denis and Companions
        + Feast of St. John Leonardi, confessor
        + Giacobinid meteor shower, radiant in Draco.
        + Leif Ericson Day
        + St. Denys's Day (Anglican).
  In 1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly Newfoundland).
  In 1635 Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony.
  In 1701 Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven.
  In 1776 Mission Dolores founded by San Francisco Bay.
  In 1806 Benjamin Banneker, black American astronomer, dies.
  In 1855 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass. receives a patent for the first
          calliope.
  In 1876 First 2-way telephone conversation over outdoor wires.
  In 1888 Public admitted to Washington Monument.
  In 1921 Babe Ruth's first world series homer.  Only Sunday game ever pitched
          by Carl Mays.
  In 1928 Yanks sweep Cards in the world series.
  In 1930 First transcontinental flight by a woman pilot, Laura Ingalls.
  In 1936 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.
  In 1938 Yanks sweep Cubs in the world series.
  In 1946 First electric blanket manufactured. Sold for $39.50.
  In 1949 Yanks beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in the world series.
  In 1951 Gil McDougald's World Series Grand Slam Yanks beat Giants 13-1.
  In 1953 "Topper," first TV series based on a movie, premieres.
  In 1958 Pope Pius XII died, 19 years after he was elevated to the papacy.
        + Yanks beat Braves 4 games to 3 in the world series.
  In 1961 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
          world series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1.
  In 1962 Uganda gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  In 1967 Che Guevara executed in Bolivia.
  In 1975 Andrei Sakharov named Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
        + Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco.
  In 1976 Yanks first AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1.
  In 1977 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 5, but returned after failing to dock.
        + Yanks beat Royals for pennant #31.
  In 1980 First consumer use of home banking by computer (Knoxville, TN).
  In 1984 Kathy Sullivan becomes first American woman to walk in space.
  In 1986 Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E. Claiborne making him the
          5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment.

And remember ...
  Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  Family History Month
  National Caramel Month
  National Orthodontic Health Month
  National Sarcastics Awareness Month

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