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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 19

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Interesting things that happened September 19th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1655 Jan Luyts, Dutch scholar, physicist, mathematician, astronomer
  In 1737 Charles Carroll, signed Declaration of Independance
  In 1901 Joseph Pasternak, film producer
  In 1907 Lewis F. Powell, Jr, former US Supreme Court justice
  In 1911 William Golding, English novelist (Lord of the Flies) (Nobel 1983)
  In 1914 Rogers Morton, politician
  In 1919 Blanche Thebom, mezzo-soprano
  In 1926 Duke Snider, baseball player
        + Lurleen Wallace, Governor of Alabama
  In 1930 Rosemary Harris (in England)
  In 1932 Mike Royko, syndicated columnist
  In 1933 David McCallum, actor (Illya Kuryakin in Man from U.N.C.L.E.)
  In 1936 Al Oerter, US discus thrower
  In 1940 Paul Williams, singer, composer, actor
  In 1945 Freda Payne (in Detroit, MI), singer
        + Jane Blalock, LPGA Golfer
  In 1948 Jeremy Irons, English actor (French Lieutenant's Woman)
  In 1949 Twiggy (Leslie Hornby) (in England), model, actor (Blues Brothers)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St. Januarius and his companions, martyrs
  In 1356 English defeat French at Battle of Poitiers.
  In 1796 George Washington's farewell address as president.
  In 1848 Bond (U.S.) and Lassell (England) independently discover Hyperion.
  In 1849 First commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California.
  In 1862 Battle of Luka, Miss.
  In 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia (first day); Union forces retreat.
  In 1864 Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia.
  In 1873 Black Friday: Jay Cooke and Co. fails, causing a securities panic.
  In 1881 President Garfield dies of gunshot wound.
  In 1928 Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut in  "Steamboat Willie."
  In 1966 Mike Burke named Yankees president.
  In 1968 Baby born on Golden Gate Bridge (those Marin County folk!).
  In 1970 "Mary Tyler Moore Show" premiers.
  In 1982 Streetcars stop running on Market St. after 122 years of service.
  In 1983 St Christopher-Nevis gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day).
        + U.S. Navy ships fire more than 300 shells into Druz, Palestinian,
          and Syrian positions in Beirut in supprot of the Lebanese Forces
          militia, ending the pretext of U.S. neutrality and provoking a
          suicide attack on a U.S. Marine base on October 23.
  In 1985 Earthquake in Mexico (8.1 on the Richter scale, 9,500 dead).
  In 1986 "Captain EO" premieres.

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

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