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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Monday Jan 8, 2007
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 
 

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     William Feather said, "Success seems to be 
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Today is Monday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2007 with 357 to 
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Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Venus, Mercury, 
Uranus and Neptune


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


financier Nicholas Biddle in 1786; 

educator and hymn writer Lowell Mason ("Nearer My God To 
Thee") in 1792; 

James Longstreet, Confederate general in the Civil War,1821; 

publisher Frank Doubleday in 1862; 

reading teacher Evelyn Wood in 1909; 

actor Jose Ferrer in 1912; 

comic actor Larry Storch in 1923 (age 84); 

comedian Soupy Sales in 1926 (age 81); 

newsman Charles Osgood in 1933 (age 74); 

rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley in 1935; 

singer Shirley Bassey in 1937 (age 70); 

Bob Eubanks in 1938 (age 69); 

actress Yvette Mimieux in 1942 (age 65); 

physicist and author Stephen Hawking in 1942 (age 65), 

and singer David Bowie in 1947 (age 60).
  

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On this date in history:


In 1815, the forces of U.S Gen. Andrew Jackson decisively 
defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, the 
closing engagement of the War of 1812.
  
In 1867, the U.S. Congress approved legislation that, for 
the first time, allowed blacks to vote in the District of 
Columbia.
  
In 1916, Allied forces staged a full retreat from the 
shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, ending a 
disastrous invasion of the Ottoman Empire that resulted 
in 250,000 Allied casualties.
  
In 1973, the trial of the "Watergate Seven" began in 
Washington. The defendants were charged with breaking 
into Democratic Party national headquarters, a furor that 
eventually led to the resignation of U.S. President Richard 
Nixon.
  
In 1976, Chinese Premier Chou En-lai died in Beijing.
  
In 1987, Kay Orr was inaugurated in Lincoln, Neb., as the 
nation's first woman Republican governor.
  
Also in 1987, the Dow Jones industrial average closed 
above 2,000 for the first time.
  
In 1991, one person was killed and 248 injured when a 
London commuter train crashed into the buffers at a station.
  
Also in 1991, Pan American World Airways filed for bankruptcy.
  
In 1993, thousands gathered at Elvis Presley's Graceland 
mansion in Memphis, Tenn., to purchase the first issue 
of a stamp honoring the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" on what 
would have been his 58th birthday.
  
In 1997, a report by University of Texas scientists 
concluded that exposure to a combination of chemicals 
was somehow linked to Gulf War Syndrome, responsible for 
the various ailments reported by veterans of the 1991 
conflict.
  
In 2001, former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards was sentenced 
to 10 years in prison after being convicted of extorting 
money from applicants seeking riverboat casino licenses.
  
In 2002, U.S. President George Bush signed a major 
education bill that, among other things, mandated annual 
testing for students in grades 3-8 and called for tutors 
for poor schools.
  
In 2004, the U.S. Defense Department announced it had 
designated former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein a 
prisoner of war.
  
In 2005, the U.S. military said an air strike in Mosul, 
Iraq, hit the wrong target, demolishing a civilian home 
and killing 14 people.
  
In 2006, a fire swept through a one-story wooden 
orphanage in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and killed 13 
disabled children. Seventy-one others were reported 
evacuated.
  
Also in 2006, a reported 12 U.S. military personnel 
were killed  when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter 
crashed in Iraq.
 

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