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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Thursday Jan 25, 2007
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 
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     *------------ Thought of the Day ---------------*
        Linus Pauling said, "The best way to have a 
        good idea is to have lots of ideas."

Today is Thursday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2007 with 340 to 
follow.  The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mercury, 
Jupiter, Pluto, Venus and Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, 
Uranus and Neptune.

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Those born on today under the of Aquarius include:

Irish natural philosopher Robert Boyle, a founder of modern 
chemistry, in 1627; 

Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1759; 

soap maker and philanthropist William Colgate in 1783; 

novelists W. Somerset Maugham in 1874 and Virginia Woolf in 1882; 

news commentator Edwin Newman in 1919 (age 87); 

former Philippine President Corazon Aquino in 1923 (age 83); 

and actors Dean Jones in 1935 (age 71); 

Leigh Taylor-Young in 1945 (age 61) 

and Dinah Manoff in 1958 (age 48).


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In 1890, Nellie Bly, a young New York reporter, completed a 
trip around the world in what then was an astounding time of 
72 days, six hours and 11 minutes.
In 1915, transcontinental phone service was inaugurated in a 
hookup between New York and San Francisco.
In 1924, the first Winter Olympic Games opened in Chamonix, 
In 1947, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone died at age 48 after 
suffering from syphilis.
In 1959, the first scheduled transcontinental flight took 
place, a non-stop American Airlines flight from California 
to New York.
In 1961, newly inaugurated President John Kennedy had the 
first televised presidential news conference.
In 1971, Charles Manson and three women were found guilty of 
killing actress Sharon Tate and six other people in L.A..
In 1981, 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days 
returned to the United States.
In 1984, Apple's Macintosh computer went on sale. Price 
tag: $2,495.
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan's last State of the Union 
address called for approval of the INF Treaty by Congress 
and renewal of aid for the Nicaraguan Contras.
In 1990, the Senate failed by four votes to override 
President George H.W. Bush's veto of a statutory guarantee 
of asylum for Chinese students in United States.
Also in 1990, a Colombian jetliner with little fuel left 
crashed in Long Island, N.Y., after missing its first 
approach to Kennedy Airport. Seventy-three people were killed.
In 1991, a huge Persian Gulf oil slick began to form as 
Iraqi forces sabotaged Kuwaiti oil terminals.
Also in 1991, Utah Gov. Norman Bangerter signed into law 
the strictest anti-abortion measure in the nation.
In 1993, a man with a rifle opened fire near the main CIA 
gate in Langley, Va., killing two agency employees and 
wounding three others. He escaped, but was later captured.
Also in 1993, President Bill Clinton put his wife, Hillary 
Rodham Clinton, in charge of a healthcare task force with a 
mandate to produce a plan for universal coverage in 100 days.
In 2003, two small planes collided over Denver, killing 
four people and spilling wreckage and fuel on a neighborhood 
injuring at least four others.
In 2004, Opportunity, the second of two NASA robot explorers, 
landed safely on Mars, joining its twin to explore the planet.
In 2005, the death toll from December's 11-nation tsunami in 
southern Asia was raised to 281,000 with thousands more 
Also in 2005, investigators looking into allegations of 
corruption in the U.N. oil-for-food program interviewed 
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the third time.

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