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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 18


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Interesting things that happened September 18th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1709 Dr. Samuel Johnson, Boswell's tour guide, writer
  In 1733 George Read, lawyer, signer of Declaration of Independence
  In 1752 Adrien-Marie Legendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals
  In 1779 Joseph Story, US Supreme Court justice
  In 1819 Jean-Bernard-Léon Foucault, his pendulum proved earth rotates
  In 1895 John G. Diefenbaker (P-C), 13th Canadian PM (1957-63)
  In 1905 Claudette Colbert (in Paris, France), actor (Lily Chauchoin)
        + Eddie Anderson, actor
        + Greta Garbo (in Stockholm, Sweden), actor (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel)
  In 1920 Jack Warden, actor (Verdict, Brian's Song)
  In 1930 Phyllis Kirk (in New Jersey)
  In 1932 Nikolai N. Rukavishnikov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 10, 16, 33)
  In 1933 Robert Blake, actor (Little Rascals, Baretta)
  In 1939 Frankie Avalon, actor, producer

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Joseph of Cupertino, confessor
        + Independence Day, celebrated in Chile
        + The start of the Jewish New Year.
  In 1755 Fort Ticonderoga, NY opened.
  In 1793 Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building.
  In 1810 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day).
  In 1851 "The New York Times" goes on sale at 2 cents a copy.
  In 1882 Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as the Local Security Board).
  In 1895 D.D. Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, becomes the first Chiropractor.
  In 1927 The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
  In 1938 Even though they lost a double header, Yanks clinch pennant #10.
  In 1957 "Wagon Train" premiers.
  In 1965 "Get Smart" premiers.
  In 1977 U.S. Voyager I takes the first space photograph of the earth and
          moon together.
  In 1980 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station.
  In 1982 Israel orders Lebanese Force militia out of Beirut Palestinian
          refugee camps.  The massacre ends.
  In 1984 Joe Kittinger completes first solo balloon crossing of Atlantic.

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

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