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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- October 30


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Interesting things that happened October 30th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1632 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright (Rivals, School for Scandal)
  In 1735 John Adams (in Braintree, MA), second pres (1797-1801), (F)
  In 1821 Fyodor Dostoevsky, author (Crime and Punishment, Brothers Karamazov)
  In 1830 Maj. Gen. John S. Bowen, CSA
  In 1871 Paul Valéry, French poet, essayist, critic
  In 1873 Francisco Madero, Mexican revolutionary, president (1911-13)
  In 1885 Ezra Pound (in Hailey, Idaho)
  In 1896 Ruth Gordon (in Wollaston, MA), actor (Rosemary's Baby, Harold and
          Maude), screenwriter (Pat and Mike, Adam's Rib)
  In 1919 Jane Randolph, actress (Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein)
  In 1932 Louis Malle, film director
  In 1937 Claude Lelouch, movie director
  In 1939 Grace Slick (in Chicago, IL), singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship)
  In 1943 Talia Shire, actor (Rocky, etc.)
  In 1945 Henry Winkler, actor (Happy Days)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Alphonsus
  In 1270 8th and last crusade is launched.
  In 1775 US Navy is created.
  In 1864 Helena, capital of Montana, founded.
  In 1888 First ballpoint pen patented.
  In 1905 Tsar Nicholas II grants Russia a constitution.
  In 1922 Mussolini forms cabinet in Italy.
  In 1938 Orson Welles panics a nation with his broadcast of H. G. Wells' "War
          of the Worlds".
  In 1945 US govt announces end of shoe rationing.
  In 1953 Dr. Albert Schweitzer awarded Nobel Peace Prize for 1952.
        + Gen. George C. Marshall named Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
  In 1961 Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing
          Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square.
  In 1967 USSR Kosmos 186 and 188 make first automatic docking.  Also, Venmera
          13 is launched.
  In 1972 Worst US rail accident in 14 years occurred.
  In 1974 Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa, Zaire.
  In 1975 NY Daily News ran headline 'Ford to City: Drop Dead.'
  In 1978 Laura Nickel and Curt Noll find 25th Mersenne prime, 2 ^ 21701 - 1.
  In 1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission, Challenger 9 (61-A), is launched
          carrying eight crewmen (2 Germans, 1 Dutch).

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

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