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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 8

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Interesting things that happened September 8th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1157 King Richard I of England
  In 1830 Frédéric Mistral, Provençal poet (Nobel 1904)
  In 1841 Antonín Dvorák (in Nelahozeves, Czech.), composer (New World
  In 1889 Robert A. Taft, former U.S. Senator
  In 1900 Claude D. Pepper,  Democratic congressman from Florida
  In 1914 Hillary Brooke, actor, Abbott and Costello's neighbor
  In 1922 Sid Caesar, comedian, actor
  In 1925 Denise Darcel (in Paris, France)
        + Peter Sellers, actor (Being There, the Pink Panther series), radio
          personality (The Goon Show)
  In 1937 Virna Lisi, actor
  In 1938 Sam Nunn, U.S. Senator from Georgia (D)
  In 1940 Frankie Avalon, actor (Beach movies)
  In 1957 Heather Thomas (in Greenwich, CT), actor (Hidden Obsession)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of the Nativity of Mary.
        + International Literacy Day
  In 1100 Clement III, first antipope (1084-1100), dies (birth date unknown).
  In 1380 Russians defeat Tatars at Kulikovo, beginning decline of Tatars.
  In 1565 First permanent settlement in US founded at St Augustine, Florida.
        + Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese and Knights of St. John.
  In 1664 Dutch surrender New Amsterdam (NY) to English.
  In 1771 Mission San Gabriel Archangel founded in California.
  In 1858 Lincoln makes a speech about when you can fool people.
  In 1860 Loss of steamer Lady Elgin.
  In 1863 47 Texas volunteers repel Federal invasion force at Sabine Pass, TX.
  In 1883 Northern Pacific RR's last spike driven at Independence Creek, Mont.
  In 1900 Hurricane kills more than 6000 in Galveston, TX.  (Deadliest natural
          disaster in US history.)
  In 1920 First US Air Mail service begins.
  In 1924 Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes first woman ambassador.
  In 1935 Senator Huey P. Long shot at Baton Rouge.
  In 1937 Yankees trail 6-1, come up with 8 in the 9th, beat Boston 9-6.
  In 1939 Yanks beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning.
  In 1943 Italy surrenders to the allies in World War II.
  In 1945 US invades Japanese-held Korea.
  In 1966 "Star Trek" appears on TV for the first time (on NBC.)
  In 1973 Billy Martin named manager of the Texas Rangers.
  In 1974 President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon.
  In 1977 Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy.
  In 1978 The second game of the Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2.
  In 1979 Jean Seberg dies at age 40.
  In 1986 Oprah Winfrey's talk show premiers.

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

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