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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Tuesday Dec 19, 2006
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 
 

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        George Bernard Shaw said, "There are no secrets 
        better kept than the secrets that everybody 
        guesses."

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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2006 with 12 to 
follow. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mercury, 
Mars, Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are 
Venus, Uranus and Neptune.



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


women's suffrage leader Mary Livermore in 1820; 

novelist Eleanor Porter ("Pollyanna") in 1868; 

actor Ralph Richardson in 1902; 

Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev in 1906; 

French dramatist Jean Genet, a pioneer in the theater of 
the absurd, in 1910; 

singer Edith Piaf in 1915; 

and actors Cicely Tyson in 1933 (age 73), 

Tim Reid in 1944 (age 62), 

Robert Urich in 1946, 

Jennifer Beals in 1963 (age 43) 

and Alyssa Milano in 1972 (age 34).


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On this date in history:


In 1777, Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army 
began a winter encampment at Valley Forge, Pa.
  
In 1958, the U.S. satellite Atlas transmitted the first 
radio voice broadcast from space, a 58-word recorded 
Christmas greeting from U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower.
  
In 1972, the splashdown of Apollo XVII ended the United 
States' manned moon exploration program.
  
In 1984, the United States formally withdrew from UNESCO 
in a effort to force reform of the U.N. cultural 
organization's budget and alleged Third World bias.
  
Also in 1984, the prime ministers of Britain and China 
signed an accord, returning Hong Kong to China in 1997.
  
In 1986, U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese said U.S. 
President Ronald Reagan did not know that money Iran 
paid for U.S. arms was going to Nicaraguan rebels.
  
In 1990, a judge in Oshkosh, Wis., dismissed the case 
against a man convicted of sex assault against a woman 
with at least 46 personalities.
  
In 1991, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International 
agreed to plead guilty to federal racketeering charges, 
forfeiting $550 million.
  
In 1998, U.S. President Bill Clinton became only the 
second U.S. president to be impeached when the House of 
Representatives approved two articles of impeachment, 
charging him with perjury and obstruction of justice. 
He was acquitted in the subsequent trial.
  
In 2002, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell warned 
Iraq it was risking war by lying and refusing to 
cooperate on the issue of weapons of mass destruction.
  
Also in 2002, South Korea elected Roh Moo-hyun as its 
president.
  
In 2003, Libya announced it would abandon efforts to 
develop nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
  
In 2004, at least 60 people were killed in Iraq by 
car bombings in the Shiite Muslim holy cities of 
Karbala and Najaf.
  
In 2005, a Shiite Muslim coalition showed a strong 
overall lead in  preliminary returns from Iraq's 
parliamentary election.
 
 
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