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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 15


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Interesting things that happened October 15th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In    0 70 BC Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) (Mantua, Italy), poet (Aeneid)
  In 1542 Akbar, Indian Mughal emperor (1556-1605)
  In 1785 Josť Miguel Carrera, president of Chile (1811-14)
  In 1829 Asaph Hall, astronomer, discovered the moons of Mars, Phobos and
          Deimos
  In 1844 Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher, ‹bermensch, God's obituarist
  In 1858 John L. Sullivan, famed pugelist, (heavyweight champ 1882-92)
  In 1900 Mervyn Le Roy, movie producer
  In 1905 C. P. Snow, British novelist and scientist
  In 1908 John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
  In 1917 Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., historian
  In 1921 Mario Puzo, author (Godfather)
  In 1924 Lee A. Iacocca, CEO of Chrysler Corp, egotist
        + Mark Lenard, actor (Star Trek, Here Come The Brides)
  In 1926 Jean Peters, actor
  In 1937 Linda Lavin (in Portland, Maine), actor (Alice)
  In 1943 Penny Marshall (in New York City), actor (Laverne and Shirley)
  In 1945 Jim Palmer, baseball player
  In 1946 Richard Carpenter, musician (Carpenters)
  In 1953 Tito Jackson, singer
  In 1955 Cathy Ladman, comedian
  In 1959 Princess Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson, the Duchess of York

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, first woman doctor of the church.
        + Mushroom Day
        + National Grouch Day
        + World Poetry Day
        + White Cane Safety Day
  In 1520 King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes to be built at
          Whitehall, in London.
  In 1582 Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar cut 10 prior days.
  In 1783 Jean Pil‚tre de Rozier makes captive-balloon ascent.
  In 1860 Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard.
  In 1863 Cliff House opens in San Francisco (first of many on the site).
  In 1878 Edison Electric Light Company incorporated.
  In 1885 Hoss Radbourne pitches his 60th win of the season.
  In 1914 ASCAP founded (American Society of Composers, Authors and
          Publishers).
  In 1917 Mata Hari executed by firing squad outside of Paris.
  In 1923 Yanks win first world shampionship beating the Giants.
  In 1939 LaGuardia Airport opened in New York City.
  In 1946 Enos Slaughter scores from first on a single in the World Series.
        + Nazi Hermann Goering poisons himself in prison.
  In 1951 "I Love Lucy" premiers.
  In 1959 "The Untouchables" premiers.
  In 1964 Kosygin and Brezhnev replace Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev.
  In 1969 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated.
  In 1981 Yanks defeat A's 4-0 and win 33 pennant.

And remember ...
  Down's Syndrome Awareness Month
  National Apple Jack Month
  National Liver Awareness Month
  National Roller Skating Month

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