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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 27


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Interesting things that happened October 27th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1728 Captain James Cook, first European to discover the Sandwich Islands
  In 1782 Nicolo Paganini, composer, violin virtuoso
  In 1811 Issac Merrit Singer, invented first practical home sewing machine
  In 1844 Klas Arnoldson, Swedish politician, pacifist (Nobel 1908)
  In 1858 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President (1901-1909) (Nobel 1906)
  In 1872 Emily Post (or Oct. 3), authority on social behavior, writer
          (Etiquette)
  In 1910 Freddie DeCordova, film and TV producer (The Tonight Show)
  In 1914 Dylan Thomas, poet (A Child's Christmas in Wales, Under Milkwood)
  In 1917 Oliver Tambo, leader of African National Congress
  In 1918 Teresa Wright (in New York City)
  In 1920 Nanette Fabray (in San Diego, CA), actor
  In 1923 Roy Liechtenstein, artist
  In 1924 Ruby Dee
  In 1926 H.R. Haldeman, former White House Chief of Staff, Watergate figure
  In 1930 Bill George, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams)
  In 1939 John Cleese, comedian (Monty Python, Fawlty Towers), huckster
  In 1946 Carrie Snodgress (in Park Ridge, IL), actor (Pale Rider)
  In 1951 Jayne Kennedy, entertainer
  In 1958 Simon Le Bon, disco king
  In 1963 Marla Maples, model

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Frumentius, bishop and founder of Ethiopian church
  In 1553 Michael Servetus burned at the stake for heresy in Geneva, Switz.
  In 1787 The 'Federalist' letters started appearing in NY newspapers.
  In 1795 Treaty of San Lorenzo, provides free navigation of Mississippi.
  In 1810 US annexes West Florida from Spain.
  In 1858 R.H. Macy and Co. opens first store, on 6th Avenue, New York City.
          First day's gross receipts:  $1106.
  In 1871 Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall,
          arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption.
  In 1880 Theodore Roosevelt marries Alice Lee, on his 22nd birthday.
  In 1896 First Pali Road completed in Hawaii (the Pali is a cliff where the
          winds are so strong streams flow _up_).
  In 1904 New York opens first section of it's subway system.
  In 1910 British forces go to the Persic gulf to protect commercial
          interests.
  In 1913 The Olympic, sister ship of the Titanic, comes close to hitting an
          iceberg near the Canadian coast.
  In 1938 DuPont announces that its new synthetic fiber will be called
          'nylon'.
  In 1947 "You Bet Your Life", with Groucho Marx, premieres on ABC radio.
  In 1954 Walt Disney's first TV show, "Disneyland," premiers on ABC.
  In 1961 First Saturn Made a unmanned flight test.
  In 1969 St. Vincent and the Grenadines gains associated status with Britain.
  In 1971 Democratic Republic of Congo becomes Zaire.
  In 1972 Golden Gate National Recreation Area created.
  In 1973 First time Islanders beat the Rangers - 3-2.
  In 1978 Begin and Sadat named winners of Nobel Peace Prize.
  In 1979 Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds.
  In 1980 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph.
  In 1982 IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics.

And remember ...
  Dental Hygiene Month
  National AIDS Awareness Month
  National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  National Pork Month
  Vegetarian Awareness Month

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