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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 11

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Interesting things that happened October 11th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1758 Wilhelm Olbers, discoverer of asteroids Pallas and Vesta
  In 1844 Henry John Heinz, founded a prepared-foods company
  In 1884 Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady, crusader
  In 1885 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet, playwright (Nobel 1952)
  In 1897 George Preston Marshall, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins)
  In 1900 Cal Hubbard, NFL tackle (Giants, Packers, Pittsburgh Pirates)
  In 1906 Earl "Dutch" Clark, NFL quarterback (Portsmouth Spartans, Detroit)
  In 1910 Joseph Alsop, newspaper columnist
  In 1918 Jerome Robbins, choreographer
  In 1919 Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers)
  In 1932 Dottie West, country singer
  In 1937 Ron Leibman
  In 1949 Daryl Hall, Rocker
  In 1962 Joan Cusack (in Evanston, Illinois), actor (SNL)
  In 1965 Sean Patrick Flanery, actor (Young Indiana Jones)
  In 1966 Luke Perry, actor

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of the Motherhood of Mary.
        + Feast of St. Mary Soledad, Foundress of Handmaidens of Mary
        + General Pulaski Memorial Day (anniversary of his death in 1779)
  In 1779 Death of General Pulaski.
  In 1797 British naval forces defeat Dutch off Camperdown, the Netherlands.
  In 1811 The Juliana, the first steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation.
  In 1864 Slavery abolished in Maryland.
  In 1865 CSA Vice President Alexander Stephens and other cabinet members are
          paroled by President Johnson and released from prison.
  In 1890 Daughters of the American Revolution founded.
  In 1927 Lou Gehrig elected MVP.
  In 1943 Yanks beat Cards 4 games to 1 in the world series.
  In 1958 Pioneer 1 launched; first spacecraft launched by NASA.
  In 1962 Pope John XXIII convenes 21st Roman Catholic ecumenical council,
          Vatican II, in Rome.
  In 1968 Apollo 7 is launched, the first of the manned Apollo mission
        + Billy Martin named manager of Twins.
  In 1969 Soyuz 6 launched; Soyuz 7 and 8 follow in next two days.
  In 1975 "Saturday Night Live" premiers.
        + Islander's Bryan Trottier's first career hat trick.
  In 1977 Soyuz 25 returns to Earth.
  In 1980 Cosmonauts Popov and Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days.
  In 1981 Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 and win only Eastern Championship Series.
  In 1984 Kathy Sullivan becomes first American woman to walk in space.
  In 1987 200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington.

And remember ...
  Computer Learning Month
  Healthy Lung Month
  National Cookie Month
  National Pizza Month
  National Spinal Health Month

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