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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 24


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Interesting things that happened October 24th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1632 Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch naturalist
  In 1904 Moss Hart, playwright
  In 1911 Clarence M. Kelley, FBI head
  In 1926 Y.A. Tittle, AAFC, NFL QB (Baltimore, SF, NY Giants)
  In 1936 David Nelson, actor
        + Bill Wyman, bassist (Rolling Stones)
  In 1940 F. Murray Abraham, actor (Amadeus, Name of the Rose)
  In 1947 Kevin Kline, actor

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Raphael the Archangel and Feast of St. Anthony Claret
        + United Nations Day
  In 1537 Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, dies.
  In 1795 Third partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia and Russia.
  In 1836 The match is patented.
  In 1851 William Lassell discovers Ariel and Umbriel, satellites of Uranus.
  In 1861 First transcontinental telegram sent.
  In 1871 Mob in Los Angeles hangs 18 Chinese imigrants.
  In 1901 Anna Taylor, first to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and live.
  In 1929 "Black Thursday," the beginning of the stock market crash.
  In 1945 United Nations Charter goes into effect.
  In 1951 UN publishes its first postage stamps.
  In 1960 Disaster on USSR launch pad killed missle expert Nedelin and team
          (unconfirmed); USSR claims he was killed in plane crash.
  In 1964 Zambia (N. Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  In 1970 Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstern role (Rhoda's mother) on "Mary
          Tyler Moore Show."
        + Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile.
  In 1973 Yom Kippur War ends - Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus.
  In 1974 Billy Martin named A.L. Manager of the Year (Texas Rangers).
  In 1976 The first Jewish film and TV festival.
  In 1979 Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman.
  In 1984 Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after failed.
  In 1987 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike.
        + Robert Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by senate.

And remember ...
  Clergy Appreciation Month
  Fantasy Month
  National Communicate With Your Kids Month
  National Pasta Month
  National Seafood Month

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