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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 1


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Interesting things that happened September 1st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1791 Lydia Sigourney, American religious author (How to Be Happy)
  In 1854 Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (Hansel und Gretl)
  In 1866 James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, prize fighter
  In 1875 Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist (Tarzan)
  In 1904 Ray Flaherty, AFL, NFL, AAFC coach
  In 1907 Walter Reuther, labor leader, president of UAW and CIO
  In 1922 Melvin Laird, former U.S. Secretary of Defense
        + Vittorio Gassman, actor
        + Yvonne DeCarlo (in Vancouver, BC), actor (Ten Commandments, The
          Munsters)
  In 1923 Rocky Marciano, boxer
  In 1934 Conway Twitty, musician
  In 1935 Seiji Ozawa, Japanese orchestra conductor
  In 1939 Lily Tomlin (in Detroit, MI), comedian, actor (9 to 5, All of Me)
  In 1946 Barry Gibb, singer
  In 19?? Gloria Estefan, singer (Miami Sound Machine)

Events worth noting:
        + Beginning of Orthodox church year
        + Feast of St. Giles, abbot
        + Feast of St. Drithelm of Northumbria, c. 700
  In 1159 Adrian IV, only English pope (1154-59), dies (birth date unknown).
  In 1557 Jacques Cartier, French explorer, dies (birth date unknown).
  In 1772 Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa founded in California.
  In 1807 Aaron Burr aquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire.
  In 1849 California Constitutional Convention held in Monterey.
  In 1859 First pullman sleeping car in service.
        + R. C. Carrington and R. Hodgson make the first observation of solar
          flare.
  In 1862 Severe action at Chantilly, Virginia.
  In 1863 Railroad and Ferry connection between San Fransisco and Oakland
          inaugurated.
  In 1864 Sherman's march through Georgia begins.
  In 1870 Napoleon III captured at Sedan.
  In 1878 First woman telephone operator starts work (Emma Nutt in Boston).
  In 1890 First baseball tripleheader - Boston vs Pittsburgh.
  In 1905 Alberta and Saskatchewan become 8th and 9th Canadian provinces.
  In 1906 Jack Combs pitches 24 inninings beating the Red Sox.
  In 1911 M. Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km.
  In 1914 Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo.
  In 1918 U.S. troops land in Vladivostok, Siberia, stay until 1920.
  In 1923 Earthquake struck Tokyo, estimated 74,000 people died.
  In 1939 Germany invades Poland, starts World War II.
        + PHYSICAL REVIEW publishes paper first to deal with "black holes."
  In 1949 First network dective series - Private Eyes, premeirs.
  In 1952 Sutro Baths, San Francisco, purchased by George Whitney.
  In 1969 Col. Moammar Gadhafi rose to power deposing Libya's King Idris.
  In 1976 New Jersey Meadowlands racetrack opens.
  In 1977 First TRS-80 Model I computer sold.
  In 1979 Pioneer 11 makes first fly-by of Saturn, discovers new moon, rings.
  In 1983 Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 strayed into Soviet air space and was
          shot down by a Soviet jet fighter. All 269 people aboard died.
  In 1985 Titanic, sunk in 1912, found by French and American scientists.

And remember ...
  National School Success Month
  National Sewing Month
  National Pain Awareness Month

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