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    TODAY'S ALMANAC- Monday Feb 12, 2007
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 

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      George Washington said, "Happiness and moral 
      duty are inseparably connected."

      And I say: You'll always find what you look for; 
      so look for Happiness.


Today is Monday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2007 with 322 to 
follow. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mars, 
Neptune, Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Venus, 
Mercury and Uranus.



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Those born on today under the of Aquarius include:

philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1791; 

Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, and 
biologist Charles Darwin, both in 1809; 

actor Lorne Greene in 1915; 

Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli in 1923 (age 84); 

baseball player and sports commentator Joe Garagiola in 1926 

actor Joe Don Baker in 1936 (age 71); 

author Judy Blume in 1938 (age 69); 

former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak in 1942 (age 65); 

actresses Maud Adams in 1945 (age 62) 

and Joanna Kerns in 1953 (age 54); 

actor Arsenio Hall in 1955 (age 52); 

singer Chynna Phillips in 1968 (age 39); 

and actress Christine Ricci in 1980 (age 27).


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In 1877, Alexander Graham Bell's new invention, the telephone, 
was publicly demonstrated with a hookup between Boston and 
Salem, Mass.
In 1953, the Soviet Union broke off relations with Israel 
after terrorists bombed the Soviet legation in Tel Aviv, 
In 1973, with first release of U.S. prisoners of war in 
North Vietnam, 116 POWs were flown from Hanoi to the 
In 1980, the International Olympic Committee rejected a U.S. 
proposal to postpone or cancel the 1980 Summer Games or move 
the site from Moscow as a protest against the Soviet invasion 
of Afghanistan.
In 1992, a state of emergency was declared after the third 
winter storm to hit Southern California triggered mudslides 
and flooding. At least four people were killed.
In 1993, about 5,000 demonstrators marched on Atlanta's 
State Capitol to protest the Confederate symbol on the 
Georgia state flag.
In 1997, The Washington Post reported the Chinese government 
might have channeled money to the Democratic National 
Committee in order to influence the Clinton administration.
Also in 1997, South Korea announced that a secretary with 
North Korea's ruling Workers (Communist) Party had sought 
asylum at the South Korean consulate in Beijing, China. 
Hwang Jang Yop was the highest-level official ever to defect 
from North Korea.
In 1999, the U.S. Senate acquitted U.S. President Bill 
Clinton of impeachment charges.
In 2001, a NASA spacecraft landed on the asteroid EROS.
In 2002, the war crimes trial of former Serbian leader 
Slobodan Milosevic began at The Hague in the Netherlands.
In 2004, South Korean scientists announced they had 
successfully created the world's first mature cloned 
human embryos.
Also in 2004, despite a state law defining marriage as a 
union between a man and a woman, San Francisco began 
issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Thousands 
of couples applied.
In 2005, officials in Pakistan said the death toll from 
two weeks of torrential rains and snowstorms grew to 278. 
A broken dam washed away at least five villages.
Also in 2005, an American nun was killed in Brazil's Amazon 
rainforest where she worked as a human rights activist.
In 2006, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in a coma 
since suffering a massive stroke Jan. 4, underwent 
emergency surgery to remove about a third of his colon.
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