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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 20

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Interesting things that happened September 20th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In   86 Antoninus Pius, Roman Emperor
  In  356 BC Alexander III the Great, king of Macedonia, emperor
  In 1833 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian journalist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907)
  In 1878 Upton Sinclair, novelist (Jungle)
  In 1885 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, jazz pianist, composer, singer
  In 1920 Alexander Thereat
  In 1924 James Galanos
  In 1927 Rachael Roberts
  In 1929 Anne Meara (in New York City), comedian (half of Stiller and Meara)
  In 1934 Sophia Loren (in Rome, Italy), actor (Desire Under the Elms, Black
  In 1938 Tom Tresh, NY Yankee
  In 1959 Allanah Currie, singer (Thompson Twins)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Eustace and his companions, martyrs
        + International Day of Peace (United Nations observance)
  In 1519 Magellan starts first successful circumnavigation of the world.
  In 1777 Paoli massacre.
  In 1850 Slave trade abolished in DC, but slavery allowed to continue.
  In 1854 British and French defeat Russians at Alma, in the Crimea.
  In 1859 Patent granted on the electric range.
  In 1860 The Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII, becomes the
          first British royalty to visit the United States.
  In 1863 Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, near Chattanooga, Tenn, ended.
  In 1879 U. S. Grant and his wife travels to San Francisco for elaborate
          extended visit.
  In 1884 Equal Rights Party founding convention in San Francisco, nominates
          female candidates for President, Vice President.
  In 1911 Yanks set team record 12 errors in a double header.
  In 1945 German rocket engineers begin work in U.S.
  In 1951 First North Pole jet crossing
  In 1954 First FORTRAN computer program run.
  In 1961 After 84 1/3 innings Bill Fischer gives up a base on balls.
        + Roger Maris hits home run # 59 and barely misses # 60 in game 154 of
          the season; Yanks clinch pennant #26.
  In 1968 Mickey Mantle hits final career homer #536.
  In 1970 Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample.
  In 1973 Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match.
  In 1980 Plaque dedicated in Thurmon Munson's memory at Yankee Stadium.
  In 1985 Walt Disney World's 200-millionth guest.

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

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