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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 26

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Interesting things that happened September 26th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1729 Moses Mendelssohn, philosopher, critic, Bible translator
  In 1774 John Chapman, alias Johnny Appleseed
  In 1888 T.S. Eliot, Anglican, playwright (Waste Land) (Nobel 1948)
  In 1889 Martin Heidegger, German existentialist (Being and Time)
  In 1897 Paul VI, 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78)
  In 1898 George Gershwin, (in Brooklyn, NY), composer (Rhapsody in Blue)
  In 1914 Jack LaLanne, exercise mogul
  In 1919 Barbara Britton, actor
  In 1926 Julie London (in California), singer
  In 1927 Patrick O'Neal, actor
  In 1933 Donna Douglas, Miss New Orleans (1957), actor (Beverly Hillbillies)
  In 1941 Julio Iglesias, singer
  In 1942 Kent McCord, actor
  In 1946 Mary Beth Hurt
  In 1947 Lynn Anderson, singer
  In 1948 Olivia Newton-John (in Cambridge, England), singer
        + Vladimir Remek, first Czechoslovakian space traveler (Soyuz 28)
  In 1962 Melissa Sue Anderson (in California)

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Cosmas and Damian
        + Feast of SS Cyprian and Justina, martyrs
  In 1687 Parthenon destroyed in war between Turks and Venetians.
  In 1777 British troops occupied Philadelphia in the American Revolution.
  In 1789 Jefferson is appointed first Secretary of State; John Jay, first
          chief justice; Samuel Osgood, first Postmaster; and Edmund J.
          Randolph, first Attorney General.
  In 1820 Frontiersman Daniel Boone died in Missouri at the age of 85.
  In 1824 Kapiolani defies Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess) and lives.
  In 1896 John Philip Sousa led band's first performance in Plainfield, NJ
  In 1914 Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce.
  In 1918 Meuse-Argonne offensive against the Germans began during WWI.
  In 1926 Shortest double header, Yanks lose 6-1 in 72 minutes and lose again
          6-2 in 55 minutes to the Browns  Yanks already clinched pennant.
  In 1950 UN troops in Korean War recaptured South Korean capital of Seoul.
  In 1952 Yanks clinch pennant #19.
  In 1957 Musical "West Side Story", opened on Broadway.
  In 1960 First of 4 TV debates Nixon and Kennedy took place in Chicago.
  In 1961 Roger Maris hits #60 off Jack Fisher.
  In 1962 TV comedy "The Beverly Hillbillies" premiered on CBS.
        + Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day).
  In 1966 Japan launches its first satellite in to space.
        + The Staten Island is first icebreaker to enter San Francisco bay.
  In 1969 Beatles release "Abbey Road" album.
  In 1973 Anna Magnani dies at age 64.
  In 1977 Sir Freddie Laker began cut-rate 'Skytrain' service London to NY.
  In 1980 Soyuz 38 returns to Earth.
  In 1983 Australia II won the America's Cup yacht race.
        + Cosmonauts Titov and Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10.

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

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