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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 28

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Interesting things that happened October 28th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1017 Henry III, Holy Roman emperor (1046-56)
  In 1585 Cornelius Otto Jansen of France, Roman Catholic reform leader
  In 1810 Brig. Gen. Adley H. Gladden of Louisiana, Killed at Shiloh
  In 1846 Auguste Escoffier, "the king of chefs and the chef of kings"
  In 1902 Elsa Lanchester (in England), actor (The Bride of Frankenstein)
  In 1907 Edith Head, fashion designer
  In 1914 Dr. Jonas Salk, who made polio a fear of the past
  In 1919 Walther Bauersfeld, invented first modern projection planetarium
  In 1926 Bowie Kuhn, former baseball commissioner
  In 1929 Dody Goodman (in Columbus OH)
        + Joan Plowright, English actor
  In 1936 Charlie Daniels, country music star
  In 1937 Lenny Wilkins, NBA player, coach (Seattle, Cleveland)
  In 1939 Jane Alexander (in Mass.), actor (Shadowland, Kramer vs. Kramer)
  In 1940 Gennadi M. Strekalov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11)
  In 1944 Coluche, French comedian
  In 1948 Thelma Hopkins (in Lousiville, KY), singer (Dawn)
  In 1949 Bruce Jenner, Decathalon champ
  In 1955 Bill Gates, software despot
  In 1965 Jami Gertz, actor
  In 1967 Julia Roberts, actor

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of SS. Simon and Jude Apostles
        + OXI Day in Greece (national holiday)
  In 1492 Columbus arrives in Cuba.
  In 1636 Harvard College, first US college founded.
  In 1776 Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to New Jersey.
  In 1790 New York gives up claims to Vermont in exchange for $30,000.
  In 1793 Eli Whitney applies for patent for the cotton gin.
  In 1886 President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
  In 1904 St. Louis Police try a new investigation method - fingerprints.
  In 1918 Czechoslovakia declares independence from Austria.
  In 1919 Volstead Act passed by Congress, starting Prohibition.
  In 1922 Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government.
        + First coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game.
  In 1929 First child born in aircraft, Miami, Fl.
  In 1940 Greek Prime Minister Metaxa refuses Mussolini's demand to allow Axis
          forces into Greece.
  In 1946 German rocket engineers begin work in USSR.
  In 1948 The flag of Israel is adopted.
  In 1953 Bud Grant of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record).
  In 1962 Krushchev orders withdrawal of Cuban missiles.
  In 1965 Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion.
        + The Gateway Arch (630 feet high) completed in St. Louis, Missouri.
  In 1970 US/USSR signed an agreement to discuss joint space efforts.
  In 1971 England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit.
  In 1973 Elmore Smith of the Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record).
  In 1974 The first time two Islanders hat trick in same game (MacMillian and
  In 1976 Billy Martin named A.L. Manager of the Year (NY Yankees).
  In 1977 TV's Rhoda gets married.
  In 1979 Dick Howser (Best Yank mngr win-lost pct 636) replaces Billy Martin.
  In 1993 Doris Lussier, French-Canadian philisopher and artist, dies.

And remember ...
  Diversity Awareness Month
  National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  National Fired-Up Month
  National Restaurant Month
  Violence Awareness Month
  Set your clock back 1 hour tomorrow night (Daylight Savings Time ends)

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