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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Wednesday Jan 31, 2007
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 

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        Raymond Carver said, "Maybe I just don't 
        understand poetry. I admit it's not the first 
        thing I reach for when I pick up something 
        to read."

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2007with 334 to 
follow. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, 
Pluto and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Saturn, Uranus, 
Neptune and, Mercury.


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Those born on today under the of Aquarius include:


Austrian composer Franz Schubert in 1797; 

western novelist Zane Grey in 1872; 

actress Tallulah Bankhead in 1903; 

radio and television personality Garry Moore in 1915; 

Jackie Robinson, the first black to play major league baseball, 
in 1919; 

singer Mario Lanza in 1921; 

actress Carol Channing and novelist Norman Mailer, both in 
1923 (age 83); 

civil rights leader Benjamin Hooks in 1925 (age 81); 

actresses Jean Simmons in 1929 (age 77), 

Suzanne Pleshette in 1937 (age 69) 

and Jessica Walter in 1944 (age 62); 

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in 1938 (age 68); 

former baseball stars Ernie Banks in 1931 (age 75) 

and Nolan Ryan in 1947 (age 59); 

and actress Minnie Driver in 1971 (age 35).

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In 1929, the Soviet Union expelled communist revolutionary 
Leon Trotsky. He was assassinated in Mexico.
  
In 1945, U.S. Army Pvt. Eddie Slovik, 24, was executed by 
firing squad for desertion. His was the first U.S. execution 
for desertion since the Civil War.
  
In 1950, President Harry Truman announced he had ordered 
development of the hydrogen bomb.
  
In 1958, Explorer-1, the first successful U.S. satellite, 
was launched from Cape Canaveral.
  
In 1982, the Israeli Cabinet agreed to a multi-national 
peacekeeping force to act as a buffer between Israel and 
Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula.
  
In 1990, the first McDonald's opened in Moscow.
  
In 1991, allied troops with U.S. air support pushed Iraqi 
troops out of Khafji and back across the Saudi-Kuwaiti border.
  
In 1994, Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Fein, the political 
branch of the Irish Republican Army, traveled to the U.S..
  
In 1995, after Congress failed to act quickly, President 
Bill Clinton used his emergency authority to provide 
financially troubled Mexico with a $20 billion loan.
  
In 1996, a suicide bombing at Sri Lanka's main bank killed 
nearly 100 people and injured more than 1,000.
  
In 1999, a team of international scientists reported it had 
traced the predominant strain of the AIDS virus to a 
subspecies of chimpanzee that lived in parts of Africa. 
  
In 2000, Illinois Gov. George Ryan halted all executions 
in his state after several death row inmates were found to 
be innocent of the crimes for which they were about to be 
put to death.
  
Also in 2000, the European Union warned that its members 
would diplomatically isolate Austria if its anti-immigrant 
Freedom Party, led by avowed Nazi sympathizer Jorg Haider, 
entered a coalition government.
  
In 2001, a Scottish court meeting in the Netherlands 
convicted a Libyan man in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 
Flight 103. The plane exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, 
killing 270 people, including 11 on the ground.
  
In 2003, 18 people on a bus were killed when a bomb 
destroyed a bridge near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.
  
In 2004, British Airways and Air France said they had 
canceled seven scheduled flights to the United States in 
the next two days for security reasons.
  
In 2005, a federal judge in Washington ruled the process 
for determining "enemy combatants" at Guantanamo Bay, 
Cuba, was unconstitutional.
  
Also in 2005, health authorities said 12 people had died 
in Vietnam of bird flu during the past month.
  
And, jury selection began in Michael Jackson's child 
molestation trial.

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