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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Thursday Feb 01, 2007
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 

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      "One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, 
      never regains its original dimensions." 
      Oliver Wendell Holmes said that.


Today is Thursday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2007 with 333 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:

composer Victor Herbert in 1859; 

Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, first woman elected to the 
Senate, in 1878; 

film director John Ford in 1895; actor Clark Gable in 1901; 

poet Langston Hughes in 1902; 

humorist S.J. Perelman in 1904; 

cabaret singer Hildegarde in 1906; 

film and special effects director George Pal in 1908; 

actor Stuart Whitman in 1929 (age 78); 

former Russian President Boris Yeltsin in 1931 (age 76); 

singer Don Everly in 1937; 

rock parodist Ray "Dr. Hook" Sawyer and comedian Garrett 
Morris, also in 1937 (age 70); 

actor Sherman Hemsley in 1938 (age 69); 

actor/director Terry Jones ("Monty Python's Flying Circus") 
in 1942 (age 65); 

singer Rick James in 1952; 

actor Billy Mumy ("Lost in Space") in 1954 (age 53); 

Princess Stephanie of Monaco and actress Sherilynn Fenn, 
both in 1965 (age 42); 

Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley and ex-wife 
of Michael Jackson, in 1968 (age 39);

and actor Pauly Shore in 1970 (age 37).

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In 1790, the U.S. Supreme Court convened in New York City 
for its first session.
In 1968, the communist Viet Cong began a major offensive of 
the Vietnam War with a fierce attack on the South Vietnamese 
city of Hue.
In 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini, symbol of the Iranian revolution, 
returned to his homeland.
In 1990, U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh applied 
for independent counsel to investigate former Housing and 
Urban Development Secretary Samuel Pierce.
In 1991, 34 people were killed and 24 more injured when a 
USAir jet hit a SkyWest plane on a runway at Los Angeles 
International Airport.
Also in 1991, at least 1,200 people were killed in an 
earthquake that struck Afghanistan and Pakistan.
And in 1991, South African President F.W. De Klerk announced 
that he would seek repeal of key laws on which the apartheid 
system was based.
In 1993, President Bill Clinton said he's "looking hard" at 
the government purchasing childhood vaccines and then 
distributing them free to ensure all children are properly 
In 1995, the House followed the Senate's lead and approved 
a measure making it hard for the federal government to pass 
so-called "unfunded mandates" -- laws that states and cities 
are required to implement but are given no money with which 
to do so.
In 1996, a telecommunications bill cleared Congress that 
would lift most restrictions on telephone competition and 
broadcast station ownership and also required V-chips in 
television sets. President Bill Clinton signed the bill 
into law a week later. 
In 2000, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., swamped Texas Gov. 
George W. Bush in the New Hampshire primary; on the 
Democratic side, Vice President Al Gore defeated former 
Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey.
In 2001, former President Bill Clinton said he and his 
wife would return $86,000 in gifts they received in 2000 
but would keep $104,000 worth of others they received 
prior to 2000.
In 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart during its 
descent over the southwestern United States. All seven 
astronauts aboard were killed.
In 2004, suicide bombings targeting the two main Kurdish 
party headquarters in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil 
killed 100 people and injured many others
Also in 2004, Saudi Arabian officials said Sunday as many 
as 244 people were trampled during the Hajj pilgrimage to 
Mecca. An equal number of people were injured.
In 2004, during the Super Bowl halftime show, Justin 
Timberlake tore off part of Janet Jackson's top garment, 
exposing her right breast and touching off strong 
criticism, a Federal Communications Commission 
investigation and a hefty fine for CBS. Timberlake 
apologized, blaming it on "a wardrobe malfunction."
In 2005, Pope John Paul II was hospitalized for breathing 
problems and the flu.
Also in 2005, the Pentagon was reported moving toward 
retroactively increasing the death benefit for survivors 
of soldiers killed in combat to as much as $500,000.
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