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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Tuesday Jan 30, 2007
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 
 

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        Albert Camus said, "Don't walk behind me;  
        I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; 
        I may not follow. Just walk beside me and 
        be my friend."

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2007 with 335 to 
follow. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, 
Pluto and Venus.  The evening stars are Mars, Saturn, 
Uranus, Neptune and Mercury.


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Those born on today under the of Aquarius include:


Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the U.S., in 1882; 

historian Barbara Tuchman in 1912; 

comedian Dick Martin in 1923 (age 84); 

actress Dorothy Malone in 1925 (age 82); 

actor Gene Hackman in 1931 (age 76); 

Louis Rukeyser, host of television's "Wall Street Week," 
in 1933 (age 74); 

actresses Tammy Grimes in 1936 (age 71) 

and Vanessa Redgrave in 1937 (age 70); 

Vice President Dick Cheney in 1941 (age 66); 

actor Charles Dutton in 1951 (age 56); 

singer/songwriter Phil Collins in 1951 (age 56); 

golfer Curtis Strange in 1955 (age 52); 

and comedian Brett Butler in 1958 (age 49).

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In 1649, English King Charles I was beheaded by order of 
Parliament.
   
In 1798, the first fight to break out on the floor of 
the U.S. House of Representatives began when one congressman 
spat in another's face.
  
In 1835, a gunman fired twice on President Andrew Jackson, 
the first attempt on the life of a U.S. president. Jackson 
was not injured.
  
In 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany.
  
In 1943, the British Royal Air Force bombed Berlin in a 
daylight raid timed to coincide with a speech by Joseph 
Goebbels in honor of Hitler's 10th year in power.
  
In 1948, Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by 
a Hindu extremist.
  
In 1968, after calling for a cease-fire during the Tet 
holiday celebrations, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong 
attacked the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon, temporarily
occupying the U.S. Embassy.
  
In 1972, in what became known as "Bloody Sunday," 13 Roman 
Catholics were shot to death by British troops during a 
banned civil rights march in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
  
In 1979, the Iranian government announced it would let 
exiled Shiite Muslim leader Ayatollah Khomeini return from 
exile. Washington responded by ordering the evacuation of 
all U.S. dependents from Iran.
  
In 1991, Iraqi armored forces charged out of Kuwait and 
engaged allied forces in Khafji, Saudi Arabia. 12 U.S. 
Marines were killed in the heaviest ground fighting of 
the Gulf War.
  
In 1993, parents donated portions of their own lungs to 
their daughter with cystic fibrosis in pioneering transplant 
surgery in Los Angeles.
  
In 1995, 42 people were killed when a car bomb exploded in 
Algiers, Algeria.
  
Also in 1995, the U.N. Security Council authorized 
deployment of 6,000 peacekeepers to Haiti. They would take 
over from U.S. troops.
  
In 1999, NATO ambassadors gave NATO the authority to 
attack military targets in Serbia if Yugoslav President 
Slobodan Milosevic continued to violate the 1998 cease-fire 
negotiated with the rebels in Kosovo.
  
In 2003, a federal judge sentenced Richard Reid to life in 
prison for trying to set off plastic explosives in his 
shoes on a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001.
  
Also in 2003, AOL Time Warner said it was writing down the 
value of AOL by $35 billion and of its cable division 
$10 billion, bringing a total loss of assets since the 
2001 merger of AOL and Time Warner to nearly $100 billion.
  
In 2004, the Department of Homeland Security reportedly 
received new credible threats of airliner hijackings 
that could force more canceled flights.
  
Also in 2004, Cuban President Fidel Castro, in a militant 
five-hour speech in Havana, accused the Bush administration 
of plotting to kill him.
  
In 2005, despite widespread violence, about 60 percent of 
Iraqi voters cast ballots in the country's first free 
election in half a century. At least 22 people died in 
Election Day attacks.
  

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