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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 22

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Interesting things that happened October 22nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1811 Franz Liszt (in Hungary), Romantic composer, virtuoso pianist
  In 1845 Sarah Bernhardt, actor
  In 1870 Ivan Bunin, Russian poet, novelist (Nobel 1933)
  In 1880 Joe Carr, president of the NFL
  In 1887 John Reed, journalist who reported on Mexican, Russian revolutions
  In 1906 Sidney Kingsley, author
  In 1917 Joan Fontaine, actor
  In 1919 Doris Lessing, novelist (The Golden Notebook)
  In 1920 Mitzi Green
        + Timothy Leary, psychologist, drug testing advocate
  In 1922 John Chafee, Republican Senator from Rhode Island
  In 1923 Pete Pihos, NFL end (Phil Eagles)
  In 1925 Robert Rauschenberg, painter
  In 1929 Dory Previn, singer
  In 1938 Christopher Lloyd, actor (Taxi, Star Trek III, Back to the Future)
        + Derek Jacobi, actor (I, Claudius, Cadfael), O.B.E.
  In 1939 Tony Roberts, actor (Serpico, Annie Hall, Seize the Day)
  In 1942 Annette Funichello (in Utica, NY), mouseketeer, actor
  In 1943 Catherine Deneuve (in Paris, France), (Repulsion)
  In 1952 Jeff Goldblum, actor (The Fly, Silverado, Buckaroo Bonzai)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of SS. Philip, Bishop of Heraclea, and his companions, martyrs
        + Orionid meteor shower, radiant in Orion
        + Vatican City National Day
  In    0 4004 B.C. Universe created at mid-day, according to the 1650
          pronouncement of Anglican archbishop James Ussher.
  In 1746 Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter.
  In 1797 Andr-Jacques Garnerin makes the first parachute jump from a balloon
          (Paris, France).
  In 1836 Sam Houston inaugurated as first elected pres of Republic of Texas.
  In 1844 World fails to end, confounding prediction of Adventist leader
          William Miller.
  In 1883 Original Metropolitan Opera House in NY held its grand opening.
  In 1928 Pres Hoover spoke of `American system of rugged individualism.'
  In 1934 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd shot dead by FBI in Ohio.
  In 1936 First commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii.
  In 1938 First Xerox copy made.
  In 1939 First televised NFL game - Eagles vs Dodgers.
  In 1953 Laos gains full independence from France.
  In 1954 West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
  In 1962 JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, escalating the missile crisis.
        + Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center.
  In 1968 Apollo 7 returns to Earth.
  In 1973 Security Council Resol 338 - a cease fire to the Yom Kippur War.
  In 1974 Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds.
  In 1975 Cincinnati Reds win first World Series in 35 years.
        + Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 lands on Venus
  In 1979 President Jimmy Carter allows deposed Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi to
          fly to the United States for cancer treatments, convincing some
          Iranians that the U.S. is planned a coup to restore the shah. Iranian
          students begin planning to seize the U.S. embassy.
        + WDW's 100-millionth guest.
  In 1981 Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was decertified.
        + US National debt topped $1 TRILLION (nothing to celebrate).

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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