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Brookston Almanac

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Holidays 4.18

  • Adult Autism Awareness Day
  • Animal Crackers Day
  • Good Friday [Friday before Easter]
  • Independence Day (Zimbabwe; from UK, 1980)
  • International Amateur Radio Day
  • International Day For Monuments and Sites
  • International Juggler’s Day
  • Invention Day (Japan)
  • Laundromat Day
  • Look-Alike Day
  • Make a Quilt Day
  • Newspaper Columnists’ Day
  • National Hot Cross Buns Day [Friday before Easter]
  • Paul Revere Day
  • Pet Owners Independence Day
  • Poem in Your Pocket Day
  • Real People Day
  • Sleep Apnea Awareness Day
  • Smile Big and Say Hi For No Particular Reason Day
  • Tax Freedom Day
  • Third World Day
  • World Amateur Radio Day
  • Youth Homelessness Matters Day
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Beer Events 4.18

Events

  • Caspar Althen died (1896)
  • Anchor Liberty Ale 1st brewed (to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s ride; 1975)

Brewery Openings

  • Amsterdam Brewing (Canada; 1988)
  • Flat Branch Brewing (Missouri; 1994)
  • Lancaster Malt Brewing (Pennsylvania; 1995)
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Birthdays 4.18

Beer Birthdays

  • Alan McLeod (1963)
  • Neil Miller

Five Favorite Birthdays

  • Clarence Darrow; lawyer (1857)
  • Susan Faludi; writer (1959)
  • Niall Ferguson; British historian (1964)
  • Franz von Suppe; composer (1819)
  • Edgar Wright; film director (1974)

Famous Birthdays

  • Maria Bello; actor (1967)
  • Lucrezia Borgia; Florentine politician (1480)
  • Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown; blues singer (1924)
  • Jeff Dunham; comedian (1962)
  • Hal Galper; jazz pianist (1937)
  • Pete Gogolak; Buffalo Bills K (1942)
  • Barbara Hale; actor (1922)
  • Melissa Joan Hart; actor (1976)
  • Robert Hooks; actor (1937)
  • Jane Leeves; actor (1961)
  • Sean Maguire; actor (1976)
  • Thomas Middleton; English writer (1580)
  • Hayley Mills; actor (1946)
  • Rick Moranis; comedian, actor (1953)
  • Tony Mottola; guitarist (1918)
  • Conan O’Brien; comedian, television talk show host (1963)
  • Cindy Pickett; actor (1947)
  • Clive Revill; actor (1930)
  • Eric Roberts; actor (1956)
  • Leopold Stokowski; orchestra conductor (1882)
  • Kim Stone; jazz bassist (1954)
  • David Tennant; Scottish actor (1971)
  • Max Weber; artist (1881)
  • James Woods; actor (1947)
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Holidays 4.17

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Charter Day
  • Bat Appreciation Day
  • Blah Blah Blah Day
  • Ellis Island Family History Day
  • Equality Day (Canada)
  • FAO Day (Iraq)
  • Feast of Random Walks
  • Ford Mustang Day
  • Holy Thursday [Thursday before Easter]
  • Independence Day (Syria; End of the French Mandate, 1946)
  • International Day of Peasants Struggle
  • International Ford Mustang Day
  • Maundy Thursday [Thursday before Easter]
  • National Auctioneers Day
  • Natiional Bookmobile Day
  • National Cheeseball Day
  • National Haiku Poetry Day
  • National High Five Day
  • Nothing Like A Dame Day
  • Poetry and the Creative Mind Day
  • Sheer Thursday [Thursday before Easter]
  • Support Teen Literature Day [Thursday of Library Week]
  • Teach Your Daughter To Volunteer Day
  • Toothbrush Appreciation Day
  • Verrazano Day (New York)
  • World Hemophilia Day
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Beer Events 4.17

Events

  • Montana State Brewers Association founded (1902)
  • Bud Malt Liquor withdrawn from the market (1973)

Brewery Openings

  • Miller Brewing (Ohio; 1984)
  • Olde Stone Brewing (Canada; 1996)
  • Shore Brewing (New Jersey; 1996)
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Birthdays 4.17

Beer Birthdays

  • Jesus Christ, who turned water into beer (6 BCE)

Five Favorite Birthdays

  • Daddy Duck; cartoon character (1937)
  • Nick Hornby; English writer (1957)
  • Rooney Mara; actor (1985)
  • Liz Phair; rock musician (1967)
  • Harry Reasoner; television journalist (1926)

Famous Birthdays

  • Cap Anson; Chicago White Stockings 1B (1852)
  • Chris Barber; jazz trombonist (1930)
  • Sean Bean; actor (1959)
  • Victoria Beckham; English pop singer (1974)
  • Alexander Cartwright; baseball co-inventor (1820)
  • Samuel Chase; U.S. Supreme Court justice, signer of the Declaration of Independence (1741)
  • Isak Dinesen; Danish writer (1885)
  • Boomer Esiason; Cincinnati Bengals QB, sportscaster (1961)
  • Jennifer Garner; actor (1972)
  • William Holden; actor (1918)
  • Olivia Hussey; actor (1951)
  • Nikita Khrushchev; Russian politician (1894)
  • Don Kirshner; music publisher (1934)
  • Arthur Lake; actor (1905)
  • James Last; bandleader (1929)
  • J. Pierpont Morgan; businessman (1837)
  • John Oates; pop singer (1949)
  • Gregor Piatigorsky; Russian cellist (1903)
  • Artur Schnabel; Austrian composer, pianist (1882)
  • Pete Shelley; rock musician (1955)
  • William Gilmore Simms; writer (1806)
  • Bert Wheeler; actor (1895)
  • Thornton Wilder; writer (1897)
  • Leonard Woolley; archeologist, explorer (1880)
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Holidays 4.16

  • Day of Mushroom Encouragement (a.k.a. Day of the Mushroom)
  • Eggs Benedict Day
  • Emancipation Day (DC)
  • Foursquare Day
  • Jim Thorpe Day
  • Liberating the Rainbow Lost in White Light Festival
  • National Bookmoble Day
  • National CPA’s Goof-Off Day [Day after Tax Day]
  • National Healthcare Decision Day
  • National Librarian Day
  • National Stress Awareness Day
  • National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day
  • One Day Without Shoes
  • Royalty Day
  • World Entrepreneurship Day
  • World Voice Day
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Beer Events 4.16

Events

  • 1st batch of Weiss beer brewed at Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn (Germany; 1608)
  • Henry Weinhard arrived in Oregon (1856)
  • Indiana Brewers Association founded (1898)
  • Truck with 24,000 beer bottles crashed into the Tweed River (Sydney, Australia; 2001)
  • Beer Wars film premiered (2009)
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Birthdays 4.16

Beer Birthdays

  • Alan Eames (1947)
  • Don Scheidt (1956)

Five Favorite Birthdays

  • Kingsley Amis; English writer (1922)
  • Aristotle; philosopher (384 B.C.E.)
  • Ford Maddox Brown; artist (1821)
  • Henry Mancini; composer (1924)
  • Garth Williams; illustrator (1912)

Famous Birthdays

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; L.A. Lakers basketball player (1947)
  • Edie Adams; actor (1927)
  • Polly Adler; madam (1899)
  • Ellen Barkin; actor (1954)
  • Bill Belichick; football coach (1952)
  • Joseph Black; Scottish chemist (1728)
  • Bruce Bochy; San Francisco Giants Mgr (1955)
  • Charlie Chaplin; actor, comedian (1889)
  • Jon Cryer; actor (1965)
  • Merce Cunningham; dancer, choreographer (1919)
  • Jose de Diego; Puerto Rican political leader (1866)
  • Anatole France; French writer (1844)
  • Peter Garrett; Australian pop singer, politician (1953)
  • Bennie Green; jazz trombonist (1923)
  • Lukas Haas; actor (1976)
  • Wendell Johnson; speech therapist (1906)
  • Dick “Night Train” Lane; Chicago Cardinals/Detroit Lions CB (1928)
  • Martin Lawrence; comedian, actor (1965)
  • Herbie Mann; jazz flautist (1930)
  • "Pigmeat" Markham; comedian (1906)
  • Spike Milligan; comedian (1918)
  • John Millington Synge; Irish writer (1871)
  • Barry Nelson; actor (1917)
  • Ike Pappas; television journalist (1933)
  • "Lonesome" Dave Peverett; English bassist (1943)
  • Shu Qi; Chinese actor (a.k.a. Hsu Chi; 1976)
  • Gerry Rafferty; rock singer (1947)
  • Selena [Quintanilla Perez]; pop singer (1971)
  • Hans Sloane; naturalist, collector, British Museum co-founder (1660)
  • Bill Spooner; rock musician (1949)
  • Dusty Springfield; pop singer (1939)
  • Peter Ustinov; actor (1921)
  • Bobby Vinton; singer (1935)
  • Wilbur Wright; inventor, 3rd successful airplane flight (1867)
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Holidays 4.15

  • Bija Mangala (Field Cultivation Festival)
  • Buck Rogers Day
  • Children with Alopecia Day
  • Education and Sharing Day
  • Fast Food Day
  • Fluff Appreciation Day
  • Fordicidia (Old Roman Festival of Fertility)
  • Good Roads Day (Illinois)
  • Income Tax Pay Day
  • Jackie Robinson Day
  • McDonald’s Day
  • National Glazed Ham Day
  • National Griper’s Day
  • National Library Workers Day
  • National That Sucks Day
  • Quantum Teleportation Day
  • Rubber Eraser Day
  • Take a Wild Guess Day
  • Tax Day
  • Tax Resistor’s Day
  • Tellus Mater (Old Roman Mother Earth Festival)
  • Tipsa Diena (Traditional start of plowing; Ancient Latvia)
  • Titanic Remembrance Day
  • World Art Day
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