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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Tuesday Jan 9, 2007
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 
 

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     Seneca said, "If one does not know to which port 
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2007 with 356 to 
follow. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mars, 
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Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn are:


women's suffrage and peace movement leader Carrie Chapman 
Catt in 1859; 

pioneer psychologist John Watson in 1878; 

choreographer George Balanchine in 1904; 

French novelist Simone de Beauvoir in 1908; 

Richard Nixon, 37th president of the United States, in 1913; 

striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee in 1914; 

actors Fernando Lamas in 1915, 

Lee Van Cleef in 1925 

and Bob Denver in 1935; 

author Judith Krantz in 1928 (age 79); 

sportscaster Dick Enberg in 1935 (age 72); 

singer Joan Baez and actress Susannah York, in 1941 (age 66); 

country singer Crystal Gayle in 1951 (age 56); 

actress Joely Richardson in 1965 (age 42); 

and Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band in 1967 (age 40).


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On this date in history:


In 1768, the first modern circus was staged in London.
  
In 1861, Mississippi seceded from the Union.
  
In 1945, in World War II, U.S. troops invaded the Philippine 
island of Luzon and went on to liberate Manila.
  
In 1969, the British-French supersonic Concorde jetliner 
made its first test flight at Bristol, England.
  
In 1972, the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth was gutted by 
fire while docked in Hong Kong.
  
In 1986, the Internal Revenue Service, for the first time, 
announced it would withhold income tax refunds coming to 
750,000 government loan defaulters, most of them former 
students.
  
In 1993, seven people were found shot to death at a 
fast-food chicken restaurant in Palatine, Ill., northwest 
of Chicago.
  
In 1995, House Speaker Newt Gingrich asked for the 
resignation of House historian Christina Jeffrey after 
it was revealed she'd once criticized a school program 
on the Holocaust for not including the "Nazi point of 
view" or that of the Ku Klux Klan.
  
In 1996, a federal appeals panel ruled that a sexual 
harassment suit filed against U.S. President Bill Clinton 
by an ex-state worker of Arkansas could proceed.
  
Also in 1996, rebels in the Russian republic of Chechnya 
overran the town of Kizlyar and took 2,000 hostages at 
a hospital and in nearby homes.
  
In  2004, a Kenyan survey said about 1 million adults
were infected with HIV in the country, one-third of 
previous estimates.
  
In 2006, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon began 
breathing on his own as Jerusalem doctors eased him 
out of an induced coma following emergency brain 
surgery. Sharon suffered a major stroke five days 
earlier.
  
Also in 2006, the U.S. Senate opened confirmation 
hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr.

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