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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 14


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Interesting things that happened October 14th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1633 James II, king of England (1685-88)
  In 1712 George Grenville, British prime minister (1763-65)
  In 1857 Elwood Haynes, auto pioneer, built one of the first US autos
  In 1874 Raymond Ewry of U.S., won 10 Olympic gold medals for jumping
  In 1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President (R) (1953-1961)
  In 1894 e e cummings, poet
  In 1896 Lillian Gish, silent film and stage actor (Birth of a Nation)
  In 1926 Roger Moore, actor, (The Saint, numerous James Bond movies)
  In 1938 John Dean, III, former White House counsel
  In 1939 Ralph Lauren, fashion designer
  In 1947 Charlie Joiner, NFL wide receiver (Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego)
  In 1950 Sheila Young Ochowitz, US Olympic speed skater
  In 1952 Harry Anderson, actor (Night Court), magician
        + Nikolai Adrianov, Soviet Olympic gymnast
  In 1958 Thomas Dolby, singer

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Callistus I, pope (217-222), martyr
        + People's Dem Rep of Yemen (South Yemen) National Day.
  In 1066 Battle of Hastings; William the Conqueror wins throne of England.
  In 1586 Trial of Mary, Queen of Scots, for conspiracy against Queen
          Elizabeth I, begins.
  In 1774 First declaration of colonial rights in America.
  In 1843 British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy.
  In 1884 George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film.
  In 1905 Giant's Christy Mathewson's third straight world series shutout.
  In 1912 Theodore Roosevelt is shot in the chest in Milwaukee while
          campaigning for President with the Bull Moose Party.
  In 1944 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide rather than face
          trial for his part in an attempt to overthrow Hitler.
  In 1945 Chicago Cardinals end a record 29-game losing streak, beat Bears.
  In 1947 Chuck Yeager pilots the world's first supersonic flight (Mach 1.015
          at 12,800 m) at Muroc, CA.
  In 1949 14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition.
  In 1965 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km.
  In 1968 First live telecast from a manned spacecraft (Apollo 7).
  In 1976 Chris Chambliss' 9th inning lead off homers gives Yanks pennant #30.
        + Soyuz 23 launched to Salyut 6, but return without docking.
  In 1977 Bing Crosby dies in Madrid, Spain.
  In 1978 Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 Islanders lose 7-10 making
          Islander record when scoring a hat trick - 22-2-1
        + First TV movie from a TV series - "Rescue from Gilligan's Island."
  In 1982 Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total).
  In 1990 Conductor, composer, and pianist Leonard Bernstein died of cardiac
          arrest (brought on by chronic lung failure) less than a week after
          announcing his retirement from conducting.

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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