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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 6

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Interesting things that happened September 6th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1757 Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot, French revolutionary
  In 1766 John Dalton, chemist, developed atomic theory of matter
  In 1805 Horatio Greenough, American neoclassical sculptor, writer
  In 1811 James Melville Gilliss, founded Naval Observatory in Washington
  In 1814 Sir George Cartier (C), Canadian co-prime minister (1858-62)
  In 1860 Jane Addams, American pacifist/social worker/feminist (Nobel 1931)
  In 1888 Joseph P. Kennedy, financier, diplomat
  In 1899 Billy Rose, theatrical producer
  In 1937 Jo Anne Worley (in Lowell, Indiana), comedian (Laugh-in)
  In 1944 Linda Kaye Henning (in California), actor (Petticoat Junction)
        + Swoosie Kurtz
  In 1947 Jane Curtin (in Cambridge, MA), actor, comedian (SNL, Kate and

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of the Transfiguration.
        + The National Holiday of Swaziland
        + Labor Day, a legal holiday
  In 1620 102 Pilgrims and 50 crew set sail from England aboard the Mayflower.
  In 1628 Puritans land at Salem, form Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  In 1716 First lighthouse in US built, in Boston.
  In 1839 Great fire in NY.
  In 1862 Stonewall Jackson occupies Fredrick, Maryland.
  In 1863 After 59 day siege, Confederates evacuate Ft. Wagner, SC.
  In 1869 The first westbound train arrives in Oakland, CA.
  In 1873 Regular Cable Car service begins on Clay Street in San Francisco.
  In 1876 Southern Pacific line from Los Angeles to San Francisco completed.
  In 1883 Cub's Burns (extra bases), Williamson and Pfeiffer get 3 hits in 1
  In 1901 Pres McKinley shot and critically wounded in Buffalo, NY.  He died
          eight days later.
  In 1909 Word received, Adm. Peary discovered the North Pole five months ago.
  In 1910 Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughriders formed.
  In 1914 Battle of the Marne; Germans prevented from occupying Paris.
  In 1946 All-American Football Conference plays first game (Clev. 44, Miami
  In 1954 Yankees record a record with 10 pinch hitters.
  In 1966 Irwin Allen's "Time Tunnel" debuts.
  In 1968 Swaziland gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  In 1972 John and Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
  In 1981 Bob Lemon named Yankee manager.
  In 1982 Polish dissidents seized the Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland,

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

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