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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 25


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Interesting things that happened October 25th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1759 Baron Grenville (Whig), British PM (1806-07)
  In 1825 Johann Strauss the Younger, composer, Waltz King
  In 1838 Georges Bizet, composer
  In 1843 Gleb Uspensky, Russian author (Power of the Soil)
  In 1877 Henry Norris Russell, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
  In 1881 Pablo Picasso, doodler (Guernica) (or 10-05)
  In 1884 Eduardo Barrios, Chilean novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy)
  In 1888 Richard E. Byrd, polar explorer
  In 1902 Henry Steele Commager, historian
  In 1909 Whit Bissell, actor
  In 1912 Sarah Ophelia Colley (aka Minnie Pearl) (in Tenn), entertainer
          (Grand Old Oprey, Hee-Haw)
  In 1924 Billy Barty, actor
  In 1926 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano
  In 1927 Barbara Cook (in Atlanta, GA)
  In 1928 Marion Ross (in Minnesota), actor (Happy Days)
        + Tony Franciosa, actor (Matt Helm)
  In 1931 Annie Giradot (in Paris, France)
  In 1935 Russell L. (Rusty) Schweickart, astronaut (Apollo 9)
  In 1941 Helen Reddy (in Melbourne, Australia), singer (I am Woman)
  In 1943 Anne Tyler, pulitzer prize winning author
  In 1949 Brian Kerwin, actor
  In 1963 Tracy Nelson, actor
  In 1966 Wendel Clark, former Toronto Maple Leaf Captain

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of SS. Chrysanthus and Daria, martyrs
        + Feast of Christ the King and Feast of St. Gaudentius bishop of
          Brescia
        + St. Crispin's Day (Anglican)
  In 1400 Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies in London.
  In 1415 Battle of Agincourt, Welsh longbow defeats the armored knight.
  In 1671 Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn. (or 1675?)
  In 1760 George III ascends the British throne.
  In 1854 The Light Brigade charges -- Battle of Balaklava (Crimean War).
  In 1923 Senate begins investigating Teapot Dome scandals of Harding admin.
  In 1930 First scheduled transcontinental air service began.
  In 1939 Nylon stockings go on sale in the U.S. for the first time.
  In 1960 First electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NY city.
  In 1962 Stevenson demands USSR ambassador Zorin answer regarding Cuban
          missle bases saying, "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell
          freezes over."
  In 1971 Roy O. Disney dedicates Walt Disney World.
        + UN General Assembly votes to replace the Republic of China with the
          People's Republic of China.
  In 1975 USSR Venera 10 made day Venus landing.
  In 1983 US invades Grenada, a country with 1/2000 its population.
  In 1984 Rangers beat Devils 11-2.

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

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