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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- September 30


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Interesting things that happened September 30th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1627 Robinson Crusoe, according to Daniel Defoe
  In 1870 Jean Perrin, French physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)
  In 1912 Kenny Baker, radio singer
  In 1915 Lester Maddox, former governor of Georgia
  In 1921 Deborah Kerr (in Helensburg, Scotland), actor (King and I, Night of
          the Iguana)
  In 1924 Truman Capote, a short short story writer (In Cold Blood)
  In 1928 Elie Wiesel, author (Souls on Fire), Nazi hunter (Nobel 1986)
  In 1931 Angie Dickinson (in Kulm, ND), actor
  In 1935 Johnny Mathis, singer
  In 1943 Marilyn McCoo (in Jersey City, NJ), singer

Events worth noting:
        + Feast of St Jerome, doctor, patron of scholars, librarians
  In 1452 First book published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible.
  In 1659 Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe).
  In 1846 William Morris first uses ether in the first tooth extraction under
          anesthesia at Charlestown, Mass.
  In 1878 First immigrants from Portugal arrive in Hawaii.
  In 1880 Henry Draper takes that first photograph of the Orion Nebula.
  In 1898 City of New York established.
  In 1916 Giants lose ending 26 straight winning streak.
  In 1922 Yanks clinch pennant #2.
  In 1927 Babe Ruth hits 60th homer setting the record off Tom Zachary.
  In 1934 President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam).
        + Ruth's final game as a Yankee, he went 0 for 3.
  In 1935 "Porgy and Bess" premieres in Boston.
  In 1938 Munich Agreement-forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany.
          "I believe it is peace in our time." -- Neville Chamberlain
  In 1939 First manned rocket flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel).
        + First televised College football game - Fordham vs Waynesburg.
  In 1944 Calais reoccupied by Allies.
  In 1945 Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins the pennent for the Tigers.
  In 1947 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised.
  In 1960 "The Flintstones" premieres. Yabba Dabba Doo!
        + On Howdy Doody's last show, Clarabelle finally talks:  "Goodbye
          Kids".
  In 1966 Botswana gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  In 1967 Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition).
        + USSR's Kosmos 186 & 188 complete the 1st automatic docking.
  In 1971 Last Wash Senator home game, Yanks win carreer 5th forfeit Yanks
          trailing 4-2 in the 9th with 2 outs, fans rush the field.
  In 1973 Yanks close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5.
  In 1978 Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) gains independence from Britain.
  In 1982 "Cheers" premiers.
  In 1984 Don Mattingly wins A.L. batting crown with .343 average.
  In 1990 Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox and the oldest ballpark
          in the U.S. at the time, hosted its last game.  The site became a
          parking lot for the new Comiskey Park across the street.
  In 1993 An earthquake struck the Indian state of Maharastra killing over
          4000.

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

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