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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 28

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Interesting things that happened September 28th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In    0 106 BC Pompey (Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus) in Rome
        + 551 BC Confucius (as celebrated in Taiwan)
  In 1583 Caravaggio, Italian painter
  In 1820 Friedrich Engels, German social philosopher
  In 1839 Frances Willard, founded Women's Christian Temperance Union
  In 1841 Georges Clemenceau, French statesman
  In 1852 Henri Moissan, French chemist; isolated fluorine (Nobel 1906)
  In 1856 Kate Douglas Wiggins, author
  In 1882 Jack Fournier, played second on 1917-18 Yankees
  In 1885 Wilbur "Lefty" Good, pitched for Yanks in 1905
  In 1895 Lawton Whitey Witt, Yankee outfielder of 1922-25
  In 1901 William S. Paley, CBS Chairman
  In 1902 Ed Sullivan, TV variety show host
  In 1905 Max Schmeling of Germany, world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
  In 1907 Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  In 1909 Al Capp, cartoonist (Li'l Abner), put Dogpatch, USA on the map
  In 1914 Harold Taylor, Canadian educator
  In 1917 Michael Somes, English ballet dancer
  In 1923 William Windom, actor
  In 1924 Marcello Mastroianni, actor (8, La Dolce Vita)
  In 1925 Seymour Cray, inventor of Cray series of super-computers
  In 1934 Brigitte Bardot (in Paris, France), actor
  In 1940 Alexander S. Ivanchenkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 29, T-6)
  In 1941 Charley Taylor, NFL wide receiver, running back (Redskin)
  In 1942 Grant Jackson, 1972 Yankee pitcher
  In 1946 Fiona Lewis
  In 1951 Dave Rajsich, Yankee pitcher
  In 1952 Sylvia Kristel (in Holland), actor (Emmanuelle)
  In 1954 Steve Largent, wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

Events worth noting:
        + Confucius' Birthday, celebrated in the Republic of China (Taiwan)
        + Feast of St Wenceslas, duke and patron of Bohemia, martyr
  In 1066 William the Conqueror landed in England.
  In 1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay.
  In 1781 Siege of Yorktown begins, last battle of the the Revolutionary War.
  In 1858 Donati's comet becomes the first to be photographed.
  In 1906 U.S. troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909.
  In 1920 Baseball's biggest scandal, grand jury indicts 8 White Sox for
          throwing the 1919 World Series with the Cincinnati Reds.
  In 1923 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
  In 1924 Two US Army planes completed first around the world flight; Seattle
          to Seattle, 57 stops.
  In 1928 Yanks clinch pennant #6.
  In 1930 Lou Gehrig's error ends his errorless streak at 885 consecutive
          games.  The winning pitcher was Babe Ruth beating the Red Sox 9-3.
  In 1941 Ted Williams assures his 400 avg on last day with 6 hits.
  In 1942 The NY Americans NHL team folded.
  In 1944 First TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise).
  In 1951 Allie Reynolds second no hitter of 1951  Yanks clinch pennant #18.
        + Norm Van Brocklin of the Rams passes for NFL-record 554 yards.
  In 1953 Astronomer Edwin Hubble dies.
  In 1960 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521.
  In 1963 Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates a record 41.5 kph for 440 yds.
  In 1965 Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km.
  In 1970 Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nassar who died
          of a heart attack at 52.
  In 1974 First Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy.
  In 1978 Pope John Paul I died of a heart attack at 65.
  In 1982 First reports appeared of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules.
  In 1989 Ferdinand Marcos, former Phillipine dictator, dies.

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

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