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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 25


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Interesting things that happened September 25th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1644 Olaus Roemer, first to attempt accurate measurement of the speed of
          light
  In 1657 Imre Thököly, Hungarian patriot, opposed Habsburg rule
  In 1683 Jean Phillippe Rameau, French composer (baptized)
  In 1725 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, designed and built first automobile
  In 1766 Armand-Emmanuel, duc de Richelieu, French PM (1815-18, 1820-21)
  In 1877 Plutarco Elías Calles, Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28)
  In 1897 William Faulkner, US author (Sound and the Fury) (Nobel 1949)
  In 1903 Mark Rothko, painter
  In 1905 Red Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist, reporter
  In 1906 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer
  In 1918 Phil Rizzuto, NY Yankee
  In 1926 Aldo Ray, actor
  In 1937 Juliet Prowse (in Bombay, India), dancer, actor
  In 1943 Robert Walden, actor
  In 1944 Michael Douglas, actor, producer
  In 1945 Cathy Burns
  In 1949 Mimi Kennedy (in Rochester, NY)
        + Anson Williams, actor (Happy Days), director
  In 1952 Christopher Reeve, actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time)
        + Mark Hamill, actor (Star Wars)
  In 1961 Heather Locklear, actor, Jack LaLanne spokesperson
  In 1969 Catherine Zeta-Jones (Swansea, Wales), actor (Entrapment, Traffic)

Events worth noting:
  In 1493 Columbus sailed on his second voyage to America.
  In 1513 Vasco Nuñez de Balboa is the first European to see the Pacific
          Ocean.
  In 1639 First printing press in America.
  In 1690 "Publick Occurrences", the first American newspaper, published first
          and last edition in Boston.
  In 1775 American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured.
  In 1789 Congress proposes the Bill of Rights.
  In 1804 12th amendment to the US constitution, regulating judicial power.
  In 1890 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park.
        + Mormon pres Woodruff issued a Manifesto formally renouncing
          polygamy.
  In 1919 President Wilson became seriously ill and collapsed after a speech.
  In 1926 Henry Ford announces the five day work week.
  In 1929 Yankee manager Miller Huggins dies at 50.
  In 1934 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1500th consecutive game.
  In 1956 First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation.
  In 1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1.
  In 1973 Three-man crew of Skylab II make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59
          days.
  In 1978 Pacific SW Airlines Boeing 727 and a Cessna private plane collide.
  In 1980 John Bonham, Led Zeppelin drummer, dies after a drinking binge.
  In 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as first female supreme court justice.
  In 1982 Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children).

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

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