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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 7

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Interesting things that happened September 7th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1533 Queen Elizabeth I, British monarch (1558-1603), daughter of Henry
  In 1707 George-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, writer on natural history
  In 1726 François-André Philidor of France, chess champion and musician
  In 1829 August Kekule von Stradonitz, discovered structure of benzene ring
  In 1836 Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal), British P.M. (1905-08)
  In 1860 Grandma Moses, American primitive painter
  In 1908 Dr. Michael E. De Bakey, artificial heart pioneer
        + Paul Brown, coach of Cleveland Browns (1946-62), Cincinnati
  In 1909 Elia Kazan
  In 1913 Anthony Quayle, actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia)
  In 1914 James Van Allen, discovered radiation belts
  In 1923 Peter Lawford, actor, ratpack member (Mrs. Miniver, Little Women,
          Ocean's Eleven)
  In 1924 Daniel Inouye (D-Hi.), US senator, chair of Iran-Contra hearings
  In 1930 Baudouin I, king of Belgium (1951-93)
        + Sonny Rollins, saxophonist
  In 1934 Dan Ingram (in Melville, Long Island, NY), NYC radio personality
  In 1936 Buddy Holly, singer (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day)
  In 1942 Richard Roundtree, actor (Shaft, Earthquake)
  In 1951 Chrissie Hynde, singer (Pretenders)
        + Judy Kavner (in Los Angeles, CA)
  In 1953 Linda Kaye Miller
  In 1954 Corbin Bernsen, actor (LA Law)
  In 1960 B. G. Helou (Durand, Michigan), PGA publisher, editor

Events worth noting:
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Brazil
  In 1548 Catherine Parr, 6th and last wife of Henry VIII, dies from
          complications of childbirth.
  In 1630 Massachussetts village known as Shawmut to native Algonquins and
          Trimountaine to English colonists is renamed to Boston.
  In 1822 Brazil declares independence from Portugal (National Day).
  In 1863 Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass.
  In 1880 George Ligowsky of Cincinnati is granted a patent for his device to
          throw clay pigeons for trapshooters.
  In 1892 James J. Corbett kayos John L. Sullivan in round 21 at New Orleans.
  In 1896 First closed-circuit auto race, at Cranston, R.I.
  In 1907 Sutro's ornate Cliff House in San Francisco destroyed by fire.
  In 1948 First use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh.
  In 1952 Whitey Ford becomes the 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters.
  In 1956 Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000+
  In 1978 The first game of the Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 15-3.
  In 1980 32nd Emmy Awards shown despite actors' boycott.

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

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