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       TODAY'S ALMANAC-Tuesday Sep 05, 2006
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 

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        Norman Douglas said, "You can tell the ideals 
        of a nation by its advertisements."

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2006 with 117 
to follow. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Saturn, 
Venus and Uranus. The evening stars are Neptune, Mercury, 
Mars, Jupiter and Pluto.

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

French King Louis XIV in 1638; outlaw Jesse James in 1847; 

marketing research engineer A.C. Nielsen in 1897; 

movie producer Darryl F. Zanuck in 1902; 

Hungarian-born author Arthur Koestler in 1905; 

retired Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker in 1927; 

comedian Bob Newhart in 1929 (age 77); 

singer/actress Carol Lawrence in 1934 (age 72); 

actors William Devane in 1937 (age 69), 

Raquel Welch in 1940 (age 66), 

Dennis Dugan in 1946 (age 60) 

and Michael Keaton in 1951 (age 55);  

rock musician Dweezil Zappa, son of Frank Zappa, in 1969 (37).


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On this date in history:

In 1774, the first Continental Congress convened in secret 
in Philadelphia.
In 1882, 10,000 workers marched in the first Labor Day 
parade in New York City.
In 1877, Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse was fatally 
bayoneted by a U.S. soldier after resisting confinement 
in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson, Neb. A year earlier, 
Crazy Horse was among the Sioux leaders who defeated George 
Armstrong Custer's Seventh Cavalry at the Battle of Little 
Bighorn in Montana Territory.
In 1935, Gene Autry starred in his first Western feature 
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds."
In 1972, Palestinian terrorists invaded the Olympic Village 
outside Munich, West Germany, and killed 11 Israeli athletes 
and six other people.
In 1975, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of mass 
murderer Charles Manson, tried to shoot U.S. President 
Gerald Ford.
In 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, Israeli Prime 
Minister Menachem Begin and U.S. President Jimmy Carter
 began a Middle East peace conference at Camp David, Md.
In 1991, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega went on 
trial in Miami on money laundering and drug-trafficking 
charges. He was eventually convicted.
Also in 1991, six BCCI officials and a Medellin drug cartel 
leader were charged with laundering cocaine profits through 
the bank from 1983 to 1989.
In 1995, France conducted an underground nuclear test at 
the Mururoa Atoll in the South Pacific. It was the first 
of several -- all of which were met by protests worldwide.
In 1996, Ramzi Ahmed Yousef and two others were convicted 
in New York of planning to blow up jetliners.
In 1997, at least 172 people were slain in Algeria in 
three incidents believed linked to the country's upcoming 
election and to the long, though sporadically fought, 
civil war.
Also in 1997, Mother Teresa died at age 87.
And further in 1997, in an unusual television speech, 
Queen Elizabeth acknowledged the public expression of 
grief over Diana's death and expressed her own admiration 
for her former daughter-in-law.
In 2001, Mexican President Vicente Fox traveled to 
Washington to ask the Bush administration for a U.S. 
agreement to legalize the status of 3.5 million Mexicans 
who entered the country illegally.
In 2002, an attempted assassination of Afghanistan 
President Harmid Karzai failed when a gunman missed him 
after opening fire on his car.
In 2003, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, speaking 
in Iraq, said "impressions" of mounting Iraqi violence 
were being created by negative news media coverage.
In 2004, two weeks after Hurricane Charley hit Florida, 
Hurricane Frances barged in north of Palm Beach and cut 
across the state to the northwest before going into the 
Gulf of Mexico. The reported death toll was more than 
30 and Florida damage from the two storms was placed at 
more than $10 billion.
In 2005, U.S. President George Bush announced he would 
nominate U.S. Circuit Judge John Roberts to succeed the 
late William Rehnquist as chief justice of the U.S. 
Supreme Court.
Also in 2005, an Indonesian Boeing 737-200 plane crashed 
shortly after takeoff in the suburbs of the Sumatran 
city of Medan killing at least 147 people, including 
30 on the ground. Six people in the rear of the plane 
reportedly escaped with minor injuries.

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