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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 3


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Interesting things that happened September 3rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1596 Nicolo Amati, Italian violin maker
  In 1803 Prudence Crandall, controversial for efforts to educate black girls,
          founder of school for "young ladies of colour"
  In 1849 Sarah Orne Jewett, author
  In 1856 Louis Sullivan, father of modern US architecture
  In 1860 Edward A. Filene, merchant, established US credit union movement
  In 1907 Andrew Brewin, Canadian lawyer, cofounder of New Democratic Party
  In 1913 Alan Ladd, actor
  In 1914 Dixy Lee Ray, first female governor of Washington
  In 1915 Kitty Carlisle-Hart, game show panelist
  In 1926 Anne Jackson (in Pennsylvania)
  In 1935 Eileen Brennan (in Los Angeles, CA), actor (FM, Private Benjamin)
  In 1943 Valerie Perrine (in Galveston, TX), actor (Lenny, Slaughterhouse 5)
  In 1965 Charlie Sheen, actor

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Pius X, pope (1903-14)
        + Qatar National Day
  In 1783 Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War, is signed.
  In 1812 First cannery opens in England to supply food to the navy.
  In 1849 California State Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey.
  In 1861 Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality.
  In 1900 British annex Natal (South Africa).
  In 1906 Yanks win second game on a forfeit over the A's (second forfeit
          win).
  In 1916 The Allies turned back the Germans in World War I's Battle of
          Verdun.
  In 1935 First automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell.
  In 1939 Britain declared war on Germany. France followed six hours later,
          quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada.
        + Yanks beat Red Sox on a forfeit (4th forfeit win).
  In 1940 First showing of "high definition" color TV.
        + US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for military bases.
  In 1943 Allied troops invade Italy.
  In 1976 US Viking 2 lands on Mars at Utopia.
  In 1978 The crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29.
  In 1979 Hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storms kills over 1,000.
  In 1981 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrests 1,536 of his critics. A month
          later, the brother of one of the prisoners assassinates Sadat.
  In 1984 28 year old Chicagoan won $40 million in Illinois state lottery.
  In 1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 6 returns to Earth.

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

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