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      TODAY'S ALMANAC- Thursday Feb 08, 2007
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 
 

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     *------------ Thought of the Day ---------------*
   
      Booker T. Washington said, "Success is to be 
      measured not so much by the position that one 
      has reached in life as by the obstacles which 
      he has overcome while trying to succeed."

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2007 with 326 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:


Civil War Gen. William Sherman in 1820; 

pioneer science fiction writer Jules Verne in 1828; 

actress Edith Evans in 1888; 

film director King Vidor in 1894; 

Chester Carlson, inventor of the Xerox copying process, in 1906; 

actress Lana Turner in 1920; 

actors Jack Lemmon in 1925 and James Dean in 1931; 

composer/conductor John Williams in 1932 (age 75); 

television journalist Ted Koppel in 1940 (age 67); 

actor Nick Nolte in 1941 (age 66); 

comedian Robert Klein in 1942 (age 65); 

actress Mary Steenburgen in 1953 (age 54); 

author John Grisham in 1955 (age 52); 

and actor Gary Coleman in 1968 (age 39).

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In 1587, Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded, charged with 
conspiring to murder England's Queen Elizabeth I.
  
In 1725, Peter the Great, emperor of Russia, died and was 
succeeded by his wife, Catherine.
  
In 1910, the United States became the 12th nation to join 
the international scouting movement.
  
In 1940, Nazis shot every 10th person in two Polish villages 
near Warsaw in reprisal for the deaths of two German soldiers.
  
In 1974, three U.S. Skylab astronauts ended an 84-day 
orbital flight.
  
In 1987, a 60-day cease-fire ended between the Philippine 
army and communist rebels: 28 people had died in truce 
violations.
  
In 1992, the Winter Olympics opened in Albertville, France, 
with the traditional pageantry.
  
In 1993, a chartered passenger plane collided with a 
military aircraft over the Iranian capital of Tehran, 
killing at least 132 people and strewing bodies across 
a military base as Iran celebrated Air Force Day.
  
Also in 1993, General Motors announced it was suing 
NBC-TV, contending the network rigged a demonstration 
crash showing a GM pickup truck with "sidesaddle" fuel 
tank exploding into flames.
  
In 1995, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to 
send 7,000 peacekeepers to Angola to maintain peace in 
the African nation.
  
In 2002, the Olympic Winter Games opened in Salt Lake 
City, Utah.
  
In 2003, Syria and Israel exchanged fire for the first 
time in 29 years in a dispute over a Syrian civilian 
killed in the demilitarized zone separating the two 
countries.
  
In 2004, President George W. Bush acknowledged in a TV 
interview that he might have been wrong in claiming 
before the war that Iraq had stockpiles of weapons of 
mass destruction. But, he said, "I expected to find 
the weapons."
  
Also in 2004, a published report said more than 10,000 
civilians, many of them women and children, had been 
killed in the Iraqi conflict.
  
And in 2004 entertainment, the singer Beyonce was a 
five-time winner at the Grammy Awards, tying the 
record for most Grammys by a female artist.
  
In 2005, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and 
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a truce 
in hostilities.
 
Also in 2005, a Gallup poll showed President George 
W. Bush's approval rating was up, in part because 
61 percent of Americans contacted said Iraq's 
elections went "better than expected."
  
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