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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 13


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Interesting things that happened October 13th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1754 Molly Pitcher, American revolutionary war cannoneer
  In 1769 Horace H. Hayden, cofounder of first dental college
  In 1853 Lillie Langtry (the Jersey Lily), actor, singer
  In 1909 Herblock (Herbert L. Block), political cartoonist
  In 1917 Burr Tillstrom, creator of Kukla, Fran and Ollie
  In 1918 Cornell Wilde, actor
  In 1920 Laraine Day
  In 1921 Yves Montand, French actor, singer
  In 1925 Margaret Thatcher (Tory), British PM (1979-90), Iron Lady
        + Nipsey Russel, comedian
  In 1939 Melinda Dillon, actor
  In 1941 Paul Simon, singer, songwriter (Bridge Over Troubled Waters, etc.)
  In 1942 Pamela Tiffin (in Oklahoma City)
  In 1949 Sammy Hagar, singer
  In 1959 Marie Osmond (in Ogden, Utah), singer
  In 1962 Kelly Preston, actor

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Edward the Confessor, English king (1042-66).
  In   54 Roman emperor Claudius I dies, poisoned by wife.
  In 1601 Tycho Brahe, greatest naked-eye observer, dies in Prague.
  In 1775 Continental Congress establishes a navy.
  In 1792 George Washington lays the cornerstone of the Executive Mansion.
  In 1812 Battle of Queenstown Heights.
  In 1843 B'nai B'rith founded in NY.
  In 1845 Texas ratifies a state constitution.
  In 1860 First aerial photo taken in the US (from a balloon) at Boston, MA.
  In 1943 Italy declares war on former ally Germany.
  In 1947 "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" premieres.
  In 1953 Burglar alarm - ultrasonic or radio waves - patented - Samuel Bagno.
  In 1960 Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats Yanks 10-9 in
          game 7 of World Series.
  In 1962 Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" opens on Broadway.
  In 1964 Voshkod 1 crew returns.
  In 1969 Soyuz 8 is launched.
  In 1971 First World Series night game (Pitts 4 - Balt 3).
  In 1978 Graig Nettles at third makes spectactular play after spectacular
          play Guidry beats Dodgers after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next
          4.
  In 1981 Egyptians elect Vice-president Hosni Mubarak as successor to
          assasinated President Anwar Sadat.
  In 1982 Intl Olympic Comm restores 2 gold medals from 1912 Olympics to Jim
          Thorpe.  Medals taken away because he played baseball for pay.
        + New Jersey Devils first short handed gaol - Don Lever.
  In 1984 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scored on 10th penalty shot against
          Islanders.
        + John Henry becomes first thoroughbred to win $6 million.
  In 1985 Thirteenth Space Shuttle Mission - Challenger 6 is launched.
  In 1987 First military use of trained dolphins, by US Navy in Persian Gulf.

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

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