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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 22

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Interesting things that happened September 22nd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1694 Lord Chesterfield, introduced Gregorian calendar to Eng (1752)
  In 1791 Michael Faraday, discovered principle of the electric motor
  In 1822 Brig. Gen. Eppa Hunton, fought in most ANV campaigns
  In 1878 Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese PM (most of 1946-54)
  In 1885 Erich von Stroheim, early film director
  In 1902 John Houseman, actor (Paperchase, Ghost Story)
  In 1912 Alfred G. Vanderbilt, sportsman
  In 1914 Martha Scott, actor
  In 1922 Chen Ning Yang, Chinese physicist, disproved parity (Nobel 1957)
  In 1927 Tom Lasorda, baseball manager (LA Dodgers), diet-beverage huckster
  In 1940 Anna Karina
  In 1949 Harold Carmichael, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  In 1954 Shari Belafonte-Harper (in New York), singer, daughter of Harry B.
  In 1956 Debby Boone (in Hackensack, NJ), singer, daughter of Pat Boone
  In 1960 Joan Jett (in Philadelphia, PA), singer
        + Scott Baio, actor (Happy Days, Joanie loves Chachi)
  In 1961 Catherine Oxenberg, actor, royalty
  In 1971 Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (in Oslo), royalty

Events worth noting:
        + Alpha Aurigid meteor shower, radiant in Auriga
        + Feast of St Thomas of Villanova, bishop of Valencia, confessor
        + Autumn Harvest Festival in Wheaton, Illinois
        + The first day of Fall.
  In 1756 Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University.
  In 1776 Nathan Hale is executed as a spy by the British.
  In 1789 The U.S. Post Office was established.
  In 1792 Origin of French Republican Era.
  In 1862 President Lincoln makes his Emancipation Proclamation speech.
  In 1893 First auto built in US runs in Springfield (built by Duryea
  In 1903 Italo Marchiony granted a patent for the ice cream cone.
  In 1908 Fred 'Bonehead' Merkle misses second base costing the NY Giants the
  In 1925 Yank Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park-homers.
  In 1927 Famous "Long count" fight (Dempsey loses boxing title to Tunney).
        + Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples.
  In 1944 Boulogne reoccupied by Allies.
  In 1948 Stan Musial goes 5 for 5 off 5 different pitchers.
  In 1949 The U.S.S.R. tests their first atomic "device".
  In 1960 Mali gains independence from France (National Day).
  In 1964 "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." premieres.
  In 1968 Zond 5 completes flight.
  In 1980 Iraqi army, under President Saddam Hussein, invades Iran.
  In 1987 Second regular-season National Football League player strike begins.

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

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