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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 10


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Interesting things that happened September 10th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1487 Julius III, Counter-Reformation pope (1550-55)
  In 1736 Carter Braxton, signed Declaration of Independance
  In 1836 Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, Cavalry Commander, Army of Tennessee
  In 1839 Isaac Kauffman Funk, American publisher (Funk and Wagnalls)
  In 1872 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, Indian cricketer, politician
  In 1890 Franz Werfel, Austrian author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)
  In 1907 Fay Wray (in Alberta, Canada), actor, King Kong's main squeeze
  In 1914 Robert Wise, movie director
  In 1915 Edmond O'Brien, actor (Birdman of Alcatraz)
  In 1927 Yma Sumac, Peruvian singer
  In 1929 Arnold Palmer, golfer
  In 1933 Yevgeni V. Khrunov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 5)
  In 1934 Charles Kuralt, newcaster, "On the road" for CBS
        + Roger Maris, Yankee outfielder, HR champ (61 in 1961)
  In 1939 Greg Mullavey, Actor
  In 1945 Josť Feliciano, singer, songwriter
  In 1948 Judy Geeson (in England)
        + Margaret Trudeau (in Vancouver), former Canadian first lady
  In 1953 Amy Irving (in Palo Alto, CA), writer
  In 19?? Joe Perry, guitarist (Aerosmith)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Nicholas of Tolentino, confessor.
  In 1608 John Smith elected president of colony council, Jamestown, Va.
  In 1813 Comm. Oliver H. Perry defeats the British in the Battle of Lake
          Erie.
  In 1846 Elias Howe receives patent for his sewing machine.
  In 1847 First theater opens in Hawaii.
  In 1869 A Baptist minister invents the rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan to help
          his invalid wife get about.
  In 1913 Lincoln Highway opens as the first paved coast-to-coast highway.
  In 1919 Indian's Ray Caldwell no hits Yankees 3-0.
        + NYC welcomes home Gen. John J. Pershing and 25,000 WW I soldiers.
  In 1922 Largest Polo Grounds crowd; Meusel, Ruth and Gehrig consecutive HRs.
  In 1924 Leopold and Loeb found guilty of murder.
  In 1937 Second American Football League plays first game (Los Angeles 21,
          Pittsburgh 0).
  In 1939 Canada declares war on Germany.
  In 1945 Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis.
  In 1950 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 homers.
  In 1953 Swanson sells its first "TV Dinner."
  In 1955 "Gunsmoke" premieres on CBS television.
  In 1962 Mickey Mantle hits home run #400.
  In 1963 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama.
  In 1974 Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal.
  In 1976 Two airliners collide over Yugoslavia, killing all 176 passengers
          and crew.
  In 1977 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits.
        + Convicted murderer Hamida Djandoubi, last to die in the guillotine.
  In 1978 The 4th game of the Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 7-4. This
          ties them for first place.  Yanks outhit em 67-21 and outscore 42-9.
  In 1990 Ellis Island reopened as an Immigration Museum.

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

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