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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 12


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Interesting things that happened September 12th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1818 Richard Jordan Gatling, US inventor of hand-cranked machine gun
  In 1829 Charles Dudley Warner, US newspaperman, author
  In 1852 H.H. Asquith (Liberal), British prime minister (1908-16)
  In 1880 Henry L. Mencken, newspaperman, critic, Baltimore's son
  In 1888 Maurice Chevalier, actor, singer (Gigi), ultimate Frenchman
  In 1892 Alfred A. Knopf, US publisher
  In 1902 Margaret Hamilton, actor (Wizard of Oz)
  In 1913 Jesse Owens, athlete, spoiled Hitler's Olympic plans in 1936
  In 1920 Irene Daily, actor (Another World)
  In 1921 Amílcar Cabral, worked for independence of Portuguese Africa
        + Stanislaw Lem, Polish science-fiction writer
  In 1924 Howard Curtis Nelson, Republican Representative from Utah
  In 1931 George Jones, country singer
  In 1940 Linda Gray (in Santa Monica, CA)
        + Stephen J. Solarz Democratic Representative from New York
  In 1943 Maria Muldaur (in Greenwich Village), singer (Midnight at the Oasis)
  In 1944 Barry White, singer

Events worth noting:
        + Cape Verde National Day.
        + Feast of the Holy Name of Mary.
  In    0 490 BC Athenians defeat second Persian invasion of Greece at
          Marathon.
  In 1609 English explorer Henry Hudson enters the Hudson River
  In 1649 Drogheda, Ireland falls to Puritan troops; inhabitants massacred.
  In 1662 John Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, first known astronomical
          observation by the first Astronomer Royal.
  In 1758 Charles Messier observes the Crab Nebula and begins catalog.
  In 1928 Katharine Hepburn makes her New York stage debut in "Night Hostess."
  In 1941 First German ship in WW2 captured by US ship (Busko).
  In 1953 Khrushchev becomes First Secretary of the Communist Party.
  In 1954 Indians sweep Yanks at Municipal,  Largest AL crowd 86,563.
  In 1959 "Bonanza" premieres -- in Color.
        + Luna 1 launched by USSR; first spacecraft to impact on the moon.
  In 1966 "The Monkees" premieres.
        + Gemini XI is launched.
  In 1970 USSR launches Luna 16; returns samples from lunar Sea of Fertility.
  In 1974 Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day).
  In 1979 Earthquake in Indonesia (8.1 on the Richter scale, 100 dead).
  In 1986 240.49 million shares traded in the New York Stock Exchange.

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

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