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       TODAY'S ALMANAC-Monday Oct 9, 2006
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 

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      in "The Taming of the Shrew," William Shakespeare 
      wrote, "Do as adversaries do in law. Strive 
      mightily, but eat and drink as friends."


This is Monday, Oct.  9, the 282nd day of 2006 with 83 to 
follow. This is Columbus Day. The moon is waning. The 
morning stars are Venus and Saturn. The evening stars are 
Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, Mars and Pluto.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra include:

French composer Camille Saint-Saens in 1835; 

Charles Rudolph Walgreen, drug store chain founder, in 1873; 

American evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson in 1890; 

Civil War historian Bruce Catton in 1899; 

convicted Watergate burglar and lecturer E. Howard Hunt Jr. 
in 1918 (age 88); 

singer/songwriters John Lennon in 1940 

and Jackson Browne in 1948 (age 58); 

writer/actor Robert Wuhl in 1951 (age 55); 

and actors Scott Bakula in 1954 (age 52)

Zachery Ty Bryan ("Home Improvement") in 1981 (age 25).


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On this date in history:

In 1934, King Alexander of Yugoslavia was assassinated by 
a Croatian terrorist during a state visit to France.
In 1974, Oskar Schindler, the German businessman credited 
with saving 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust, died at the age 
of 66.
In 1975, Andrei Sakharov, father of the Soviet hydrogen 
bomb, became the first Soviet citizen to win the Nobel 
Peace Prize.
In 1983, James Watt, facing Senate condemnation for a 
racially insensitive remark, resigned as U.S. President 
Ronald Reagan's Interior secretary.
In 1986, the Senate convicted imprisoned U.S. District 
Judge Harry Claiborne of tax cheating, making him the 
fifth U.S. judge to be impeached and removed from office.
In 1989, the Soviet news agency Tass, under Mikhail 
Gorbachev's policy of increasing openness in society, 
reported a flying saucer visit to the Soviet Union.
In 1990, U.S. President George H.W. Bush, having vetoed 
one budget continuing resolution and allowing the 
government's spending authority to expire, signed a 
second measure preventing a virtual government shutdown.
In 1992, NASA announced that the unmanned Pioneer 
spacecraft was apparently lost after orbiting Venus 
for 14 years.
In 1995, an Amtrak passenger train derailed in a remote 
area of Arizona southwest of Phoenix, killing one person 
and injuring about 100 others in apparent track sabotage.
In 1997, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigned 
after Communist members of Parliament withdrew their
support for his coalition government.
In 2001, the Pentagon reported the destruction of seven 
terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and, claiming 
control of the skies over Afghanistan, launched heavy 
airstrikes against Taliban garrisons and troop encampments.
In 2002, the Washington-area sniper claimed a seventh 
victim with the slaying of a man at a gas station near 
Manassas, Va.
Also in 2002, as stock prices continued to fluctuate 
wildly, the Dow Jones industrials closed at 7,286.27, 
a 5-year low.
In 2003, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that 
the U.S. budget deficit for the 2003 fiscal year would 
be $374 billion, the largest ever in dollar terms.
In 2004, the death toll in the double bombings in the 
central Pakistani city of Multan reached 40 with 100 
others injured. The explosions caught a crowd of Sunni 
Muslims leaving an anniversary gathering.
Also in 2004, John Howard, Australia's prime minister, 
won a fourth term as his nation's leader. Meanwhile, in 
Afghanistan's first democratic presidential election, 
nearly all the candidates, concerned over reported 
irregularities, boycotted the process even as voters
went to the polls.
In 2005, as the 7.6-magnitude earthquake death toll 
soared near the reported 40,000 mark in Pakistan, a 
massive relief effort was under way in Pakistan, India 
and Afghanistan. India reported 650 dead and 
Afghanistan four.
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