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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Friday Jan 5, 2007
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 

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    *------------ Thought of the Day ---------------*
     Maya Angelou said, "If you don't like something, 
     change it. If you can't change it, change your 
     attitude. Don't complain."


Today is Friday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2007 with 360 to 
follow. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mercury, 
Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.  The evening stars are  
Uranus and Neptune

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn are:

Zebulon Pike, discoverer of Pike's Peak in Colorado, and 
Navy Capt. Stephen Decatur, both in 1779; 

King Camp Gillette, inventor of the safety razor, in 1855; 

German statesman Konrad Adenauer in 1876; 

astrologer Jeane Dixon in 1918; 

former vice president and 1984 Democratic presidential 
candidate Walter Mondale in 1928 (age 79); 

actor Robert Duvall in 1931 (age 76); 

and actresses Diane Keaton in 1946 (age 61),

Pamela Sue Martin in 1954 (age 52) 

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On this date in history:

In 1643, in the first record of a legal divorce in the 
American colonies, Anne Clarke of the Massachusetts Bay 
Colony was granted a divorce from her absent and 
adulterous husband, Denis Clarke.
In 1914, Ford Motor Co. increased its daily wage from 
$2.34 for a nine-hour day to $5.00 for eight hours of work.
In 1919, the National Socialist (Nazi) Party was formed in 
In 1925, Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming was sworn in as the 
first woman governor in the United States.
In 1948, the first color newsreel, filmed at the Tournament 
of Roses in Pasadena, Calif.. was released on this date by 
Warner Brothers-Pathe.
In 1964, Pope Paul VI and Greek Orthodox Patriarch 
Athenagoras met in Jerusalem, the first meeting of a pope 
and a patriarch in more than five centuries.
In 1991, Israeli soldiers killed a 12-year-old boy after 
they opened fire on Palestinian stone-throwers in the 
occupied West Bank.
In 1993, the state of Washington executed multiple 
child-killer Westley Allan Dodd by hanging in the nation's 
first gallows execution in 28 years.
In 1994, the United States and North Korea agreed, in 
principle, that the latter would allow inspections of 
its declared nuclear facilities.
Also in 1994, the White House announced the Justice 
Department had subpoenaed documents belonging to President 
Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in 
connection with the Whitewater investigation.
In 1995, the House passed a bill requiring Congress to 
comply with its own civil rights and labor laws. The 
Senate followed suit six days later.
In 1996, the longest government shutdown ended after 21 
days when Congress passed a stopgap spending measure that 
would allow federal employees to return to work. President 
Clinton signed the bill the next day.
In 1998, Rep. Sonny Bono, R-Calif., of Sonny and Cher 
fame, was killed when he hit a tree while skiing at 
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
In 2000, the Clinton administration decided that Elian 
Gonzalez, a 6-year-old Cuban refugee whose mother drowned 
while trying to enter the United States, should be 
returned to his father in Cuba. The next day, hundreds 
of Cuban-Americans marched in protest in Miami.
In 2002, a 15-year-old student pilot, flying alone, 
was killed when he crashed his single-engine Cessna 
into the 28th floor of the Bank of America building 
in Tampa, Fla. No one else was hurt.
In 2004, North Korea's insistence on preconditions 
delayed the second round of talks with the United 
States on the nuclear stalemate.
Also in 2004, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw 
said he expected British forces would stay in Iraq 
for several years.
In 2004 sports, Pete Rose, one of major league 
baseball's greatest stars but barred from the sport 
for gambling, admitted he had bet on games involving 
his own team.

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