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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 10


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Interesting things that happened October 10th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1731 Henry Cavendish, English physicist, chemist
  In 1738 Benjamin West, painter
  In 1813 Giuseppe Verdi, composer of operas (Rigoletto, Aida, Otello)
  In 1861 Fridtjof Nansen, Norweg. Arctic explorer, humanitarian (Nobel 1922)
  In 1892 Ivo Andric, Yugoslav novelist (Bridge on the Drina) (Nobel '61)
  In 1895 Lin YŁ-t'ang, Chinese writer (My Country and My People)
  In 1900 Helen Hayes, actor (Caesar and Cleopatra, Happy Birthday)
  In 1924 James Clavell, author (Shogun, Tai Pan, King Rat, Noble House,
          Whirlwind)
  In 1930 Adlai Stevenson III, Democratic Senator from Illinois
        + Harold Pinter, playwright
  In 1946 Ben Vereen, dancer, actor, singer
        + John Prine, singer
  In 1955 David Lee Roth, rocker
  In 1958 Tanya Tucker (in Seminole Texas), country singer

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Francis Borgia, Confessor (A.D. 1572)
        + National Day, celebrated in Taiwan
        + Canadian Thanksgiving Day
        + Columbus Day.  Join the parade down on Columbus Blvd.
        + Discoverer's Day (celebrated in Hawaii)
  In 1845 US Naval academy opens at Annapolis, Maryland.
  In 1846 Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell.
  In 1886 Griswold Lorillard wears the first dinner jacket to the Autumn Ball
          in Tuxedo Park.  Thus the name 'tuxedo.'
  In 1904 Yanks 2 games out play first place Red Sox on final day doubleheader
          41 game winner Chesbro loses the first game and chance at pennent.
  In 1911 China Revolutionaries under Sun Yat-sen overthrew Manchu dynasty.
  In 1913 Pacific and Atlantic mix as engineers blow Gamboa Dam, opening the
          Panama Canal
  In 1920 Bill Wambsganns unassisted world series triple play.
  In 1933 United Airlines passenger plain explodes near Chesterton, Indiana,
          killing all seven persons aborad.  (First reported midair bombing in
          the United States.)
        + First synthetic detergent for home use marketed.
  In 1935 George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" opened in New York City.
  In 1937 Yanks beat Giants 4 games to 1 in the world series.
  In 1938 Germany completed annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
  In 1943 Chiang Kai-shek took the oath of office as president of China.
  In 1951 Yanks beat Giants 4 games to 2 in the world series.
  In 1956 On Skowron's grand slammer Yanks beat Dodgers 9-0 in series game 7.
  In 1957 Braves Lew Burdette beats Yankees 3 times in 1 world series.
        + President Eisenhower apologized to finance minister of Ghana, Komla
          Agbeli Gbdemah, after he was refused service in a Dover, Delaware,
          restaurant.
  In 1960 Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards.
  In 1963 Treaty banning atmospheric nuclear tests signed by US, UK, USSR.
  In 1964 18th Summer Olympic Games opened in Tokyo.
  In 1970 Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  In 1973 Spiro T. Agnew resigns as Vice President after pleading no contest
          to tax evasion charges.
  In 1975 Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt.
  In 1976 NJ Meadowlands' Giant's Stadium opens.
  In 1978 Pres. Carter signs a bill authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
        + Yanks and Dodgers play in World Series # 75.
  In 1980 4,500 people die when a pair of earthquakes struck NW Algeria.
        + Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated.
        + Yanks lost 4-2 and are swept by Royals in the AL Championship
          series.
  In 1982 Pope John Paul II proclaimed Rev. M Kolbe, who volunteered to die in
          place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint.
  In 1985 U.S. fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian
          ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen were placed in custody.

And remember ...
  Clergy Appreciation Month
  Fantasy Month
  National Communicate With Your Kids Month
  National Pasta Month
  National Seafood Month

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