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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 23


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Interesting things that happened September 23rd:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In    0 484 BC Euripides, ancient Greek playwright (Trojan Women) (or 480
          BC)
        + 63 BC Octavian (Augustus Caesar), first Roman emperor
  In 1713 Ferdinand VI, king of Spain (1746-59)
  In 1800 William H. McGuffey, educator (McGuffey Readers)
  In 1838 Victoria Chaflin Woodhull, American feminist, reformer
  In 1852 William Stewart Halsted, established first surgical school in US
  In 1880 John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN's FAO (Nobel 1949)
  In 1889 Walter Lippmann, journalist, political writer
  In 1898 Walter Pidgeon, actor (Mrs. Miniver, Madame Curie)
  In 1900 Louise Nevelson, sculptor
  In 1910 Elliot Roosevelt, son of FDR
  In 1920 Mickey Rooney, actor (too many credits to mention)
  In 1926 John Coltrane, saxophonist
  In 1930 Ray Charles, entertainer extraordinaire
  In 1938 Romy Schneider (in Vienna, Austria)
  In 1949 Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen, rock musician (Born in the USA)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Linus, second pope (c 67-c 76), martyr
        + The first full day of Fall
  In 1779 Naval engagement between 'Bonhomme Richard' and 'HMS Serepis'.
  In 1780 John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point.
  In 1846 Johann Galle and Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune.
  In 1862 Lincoln's Emancipation Proclaimation published in Northern
          Newspapers.
  In 1863 Confederate siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., begins.
  In 1877 Urbain J.J. Leverrier, codiscoverer of Neptune, dies.
  In 1890 Ed Cartwright bats in 7 RBIs in 1 inning.
  In 1912 First Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie is released.
  In 1926 Gene Tunney defeats Jack Dempsey for world heavyweight boxing title.
  In 1932 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia formed (National Day).
  In 1933 Yanks commit 7 errors in 1 game but beat Boston 16-12.
  In 1952 First closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event.
        + Richard Nixon makes his "Checkers" speech.
  In 1961 TV series "How to Marry a Millionaire" premieres.
  In 1962 ABC's first color TV series -- "The Jetsons".
  In 1973 Largest known prime to date, 2 ^ 132,049 - 1, is discovered.
  In 1976 Ford-Carter TV debate.
        + Soyuz 22 returns to Earth.
  In 1977 Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on "Charlie's Angels".
        + Third test of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
  In 1980 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens.

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

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