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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 9


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Interesting things that happened September 9th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1585 Cardinal de Richelieu, chief minister to Louis XIII of France
  In 1754 William Bligh, nasty ship's captain
  In 1789 William Cranch Bond, American astronomer, codiscover of Hyperion
  In 1850 Harishchandra, Indian poet, dramatist, father of modern Hindi
  In 1853 Frederick R. Spofforth, Australian cricketer (Demon)
  In 1868 Mary Austin, feminist, nature writer
  In 1887 Alfred Landon, (R) presidential candidate (8 electoral votes; 1936)
  In 1890 Harlan Sanders, restauranteur
  In 1919 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, oddsmaker
  In 1925 Cliff Robertson, actor (Charly)
  In 1932 Sylvia Miles (in New York City), actor (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My
          Lovely)
  In 1946 Billy Preston, singer
  In 1949 Joe Theismann, NFL QB (Redskins)
  In 1951 Tom Wopat, actor (Dukes of Hazard)
  In 1952 Angela Cartwright (in England), actor (Make Room for Daddy, Lost in
          Space)
        + Dave Stewart, rocker (Eurythmics)
  In 1969 Scott DeFreitas, actor (As The World Turns)

Events worth noting:
        + Admission Day, a California Holiday
        + Feast of St. Gorgonius, martyr.
        + National Day in North Korea.
  In 1513 Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland.
  In 1776 Continental Congress authorizes the name "United States".
  In 1839 John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph.
  In 1850 California becomes the 31st state.
        + Territory of New Mexico, Territory of Utah created.
  In 1862 Lee splits his army and sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry.
  In 1867 Luxembourg gains independence.
  In 1875 Lotta's Fountain (Kearny and Market) dedicated.
  In 1880 President Hayes visits San Francisco.
  In 1892 E. E. Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon.
  In 1895 The American Bowling Congress is formed in New York City.
  In 1926 NBC created by the Radio Corporation of America.
  In 1927 Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium.
  In 1932 Frank Crosetti ties record, strikes out twice in 1 inning.
  In 1936 Yanks clinch 8th pennant.
  In 1942 First bombing on continental US soil, Mount Emily OR (WW2).
  In 1944 Allied forces liberate Luxembourg.
        + Bulgaria liberated from Nazi control (National Day).
  In 1950 First use of TV laugh track - Hank McCune.
  In 1960 Fourth American Football League plays first game (Denver 13, Boston
          10).
  In 1965 Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs.
  In 1967 First successful test flight of a Saturn V.s
  In 1971 John Lennon releases the "Imagine" album.
  In 1975 Viking 2 launched toward orbit around Mars, soft landing.
  In 1976 Chinese communist party chairman Mao TseTung dies at 82.
  In 1977 First TRS-80 computer sold.
  In 1978 The third game of the Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0.
  In 1982 "Conestoga I", first private spacecraft, is launched.

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

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