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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Tuesday Feb 06, 2007
"The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life"

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William D. Brown said, "Failure is an event,
never a person."


Today is Monday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2007 with 328 to
follow. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Neptune,
Jupiter, Pluto and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Saturn,
Uranus and Mercury.

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Those born on today under the of Aquarius include:

England's Queen Anne in 1665;

American statesman Aaron Burr in 1756;

baseball great George Herman "Babe" Ruth in 1895;

former President Ronald Reagan in 1911;

actors Patrick MacNee in 1922 (age 85),

Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1923 (age 84)

and Rip Torn in 1931 (age 76);

French film director Francois Truffaut in 1932;

actors Mike Farrell in 1939 (age 68)

and Michael Tucker in 1944 (age 63);

television news anchorman Tom Brokaw in 1940 (age 67);

handgun activist Sarah Brady in 1942 (age 65);

singers Fabian Forte in 1943 (age 64)

and Natalie Cole in 1950 (age 57);

actor/director Robert Townsend and actress Kathy
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In 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee was appointed commander in
chief of the armies of the Confederacy.

In 1943, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was named commander of
Allied expeditionary forces in North Africa. He later became
World War II Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.

In 1952, Princess Elizabeth became sovereign of Great
Britain upon the death of her father, King George VI. She
was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953.

In 1974, the Caribbean island of Grenada was declared
independent and a member of the British Commonwealth.

In 1987, broad no-smoking rules took effect for 890,000
employees in 6,800 federal buildings across the U.S.

In 1990, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl proposed
unifying the currencies of East and West Germany.

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush authorized the
direct shipment of emergency medical supplies to the
Soviet republics of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and

In 1992, a military transport plane crashed into a
restaurant and hotel in Evansville, Ind., killing
16 people.

In 1993, U.N Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali
asked NATO for authority to order air strikes against
Serb artillery positions in Bosnia.

In 1995, the U.S. House of Representatives approved
the line-item veto.

In 1996, Pat Buchanan won the Republican presidential
caucuses in Louisiana.

In 1997, President Bill Clinton sent Congress a $1.69
trillion budget he said would put the country on course
for a balanced budget by 2002.

Also in 1997, the head of Mexico's leading anti-drug
agency was forced to resign after evidence emerged that
he'd taken brides from a drug cartel.

In 1998, President Bill Clinton said he would never
consider resigning because of allegations that he had
an affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

In 2001, controversial politician Ariel Sharon was
elected prime minister of Israel.

In 2003, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld approved
deployment of the 101st Airborne Division and the
aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk to the Persian Gulf region.

Also in 2003, three NATO members -- France, Germany
and Belgium -- blocked deployment of military equipment
to Turkey that the Turks could use in the event of an
attack by Iraq.

In 2004, a female suicide bomber detonated explosives
in a suitcase on a Moscow subway car killing 39 people
and injuring about 200.

In 2005, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
told Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that decisions
must be made to promote peace and encourage a
Palestinian state.

Also in 2005, Vice President Dick Cheney rejected
demands from Iraq's Sunni leaders that a timetable be
set for the withdrawal of the 150,000 U.S. troops.

And in 2005 sports, the New England Patriots won their
third Super Bowl in four years, defeating the
Philadelphia Eagles, 24-21.

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