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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 23

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Interesting things that happened October 23rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1752 Nicolas Appert, inventor of food canning, bouillon tablet
  In 1835 Adlai Stevenson (D), 23rd VP (1893-97)
  In 1844 Louis Riel, leader of insurrection of Metis in Manitoba
        + Robert Bridges, poet laureate of England (The Testament of Beauty)
  In 1905 Felix Bloch, U.S. physicist (Nobel 1952)
        + Karl Jansky, discoverer of cosmic radio emissions in 1932
  In 1914 Frank "Bruiser" Kinard, NFL, AAFC tackle (Bkln, NY Yankees)
  In 1922 Coleen Gray (in Staplehurst, Nebraska)
  In 1925 Johnny Carson, talk-show host (Tonight Show), magician
  In 1931 Diana Dors (in England)
  In 1938 John Heinz, Republican Senator from Pennsylvania
  In 1940 Edson "Pele" Arantes de Nascimento, soccer player extraordinaire
  In 1942 Michael Crichton, author (Andromeda Strain, Jurrasic Park)
  In 1956 Darrell Pace, U.S. Olympic archer
  In 1959 "Weird" Al Yankovic, song spoofster
  In 1962 Doug Flutie, CFL football star

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. John of Capistrano (A.D. 1456)
        + Orionid meteor shower, radiant in Orion.
        + St. James of Jerusalem Day (Orthodox, Anglican)
        + Swallows leave San Juan Capistrano
        + Republic Day (Hungary)
  In 1679 Meal Tub Plot against James II of England.
  In 1790 Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed).
  In 1864 Battle of Westport, Missouri.
        + Union Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeats Confedate Gen. Stirling Price.
  In 1910 Blanche Scott became first woman solo a public airplane flight.
  In 1915 25,000 women marched in NYC, demanding the right to vote.
  In 1941 Walt Disney's "Dumbo" is released.
  In 1942 During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt.
  In 1946 United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York for first time
          in Flushing Meadow.
  In 1956 First video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast.
        + The ill-fated revolt in Communist Hungary starts.  It was later
          crushed by Soviet forces.
  In 1958 Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, named Nobel Prize for Literature
  In 1973 President Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings.
  In 1975 Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent - Flyers 3-0.
  In 1977 By 2/3 majority, Panamanians vote to approve the new Canal treaties.
  In 1980 Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigns, due to illness.
  In 1983 241 US Marines and sailors die in a terrorist suicide attack on
          their barracks in Beriut.
  In 1989 33 years after Soviet tanks crushed the last revolt, Hungary
          declares itself the Republic of Hungary.
  In 1998 Buffalo, NY abortion provider Dr. Barnett A. Slepian is murdered in
          his kitchen by a sniper.

And remember ...
  Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  Family History Month
  National Caramel Month
  National Orthodontic Health Month
  National Sarcastics Awareness Month

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