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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Thursday Dec 28, 2006
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 

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     it was Benjamin Franklin who said, "It is hard 
     for an empty sack to stand upright."


Today is Thursday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2006 with three 
to follow. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are 
Mercury, Mars, Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars 
are Venus, Uranus and Neptune.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn are:

Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States, in 1856; 

jazz pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines in 1905; 

actors Lew Ayres in 1908, Martin Milner in 1931 (age 76) 

and Maggie Smith in 1934 (age 72); 

rock musician Edgar Winter in 1946 (age 60); 

actors Denzel Washington in 1954 (age 52) 

Malcolm Gets in 1964 (age 42).


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On this date in history:

In 1732, the Pennsylvania Gazette carried the first known 
advertisement for the first issue of "Poor Richard's Almanack" 
by Richard Saunders (Benjamin Franklin).
In 1832, John Calhoun, at odds with U.S. President Andrew 
Jackson, became the first U.S. vice president to resign.
In 1865, French film pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumiere 
showed the first commercial motion pictures at a Paris cafe.
In 1869, The Knights of Labor, a group of tailors in 
Philadelphia, staged the first Labor Day ceremonies in 
U.S. history.
In 1908, nearly 80,000 people were killed when an 
earthquake struck the ancient town of Messina, Sicily.
In 1945, the U.S. Congress officially recognized the 
Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States.
In 1950, advancing Chinese troops crossed the 38th 
Parallel, dividing line between North and South Korea, 
to help the communist North Koreans fight U.S.-led U.N. 
In 1985, warring Lebanese Muslim and Christian leaders 
signed a peace agreement backed by Syria.
In 1991, a stampede at a New York charity basketball game 
killed eight people and injured three dozen more.
In 1992, in a violent day in Lima, Peru, car bombs 
exploded outside two embassies, police thwarted a bank 
raid and rebels launched a missile attack on a police 
station. Five people were killed, 24 injured.
In 1997, Hong Kong officials announced that all chickens 
in the territory would be killed in an attempt to 
eradicate carriers of the avian flu, which had killed 
several people.
In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau announced a total of 
281,421,906 people in the nation. The figure was a 13.2-
percent increase in the last 10 years.
In 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush granted permanent 
normal trade status to China, reversing a 20-year policy.
In 2003, as aid poured in from scores of nations, 
including the United States, officials in Iran's ancient 
city of Bam said perhaps half the city's population of
80,000 were killed or injured in the earthquake that 
struck the area.
In 2004, at least 18 Iraqi policemen were reported killed 
by insurgents in several attacks on police stations.
Also in 2004, record numbers of Britons turned out with 
horses and hounds for a fox hunt on what could be 
Britain's last legal Boxing Day hunt with a hunting ban 
scheduled to go into effect in two months.
In 2005, many Sunni Arabs claimed voter fraud but U.N. 
observers said the Iraqi parliamentary elections were 
"transparent and credible."

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