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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Monday Jan 29, 2007
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 
 
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     *------------ Thought of the Day ---------------*
   
        there's a Chinese proverb that says, 
       "Teachers open the door, but you must enter 
        by yourself."

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Today is Monday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2007 with 336 to 
follow. The moon is new. The morning stars are Jupiter, 
Pluto and Venus. The evening stars are Mercury, Saturn, 
Mars, Uranus and Neptune.


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Those born on today under the of Aquarius include:


Swedish scientist and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg in 1688;

American colonial political philosopher Thomas Paine in 1737; 

William McKinley, 25th president of the U.S., in 1843; 

Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov in 1860; 

comic actor W.C. Fields in 1880; 

dramatist Paddy Chayevsky in 1923; 

actors Victor Mature in 1916, 

John Forsythe in 1918 (age 68); 

Katharine Ross in 1943 (age 63), 

Tom Selleck in 1945 (age 61) 

and Ann Jillian in 1951 (age 55); 

talk show host Oprah Winfrey in 1954 (age 52); 

Olympic gold medal diver Greg Louganis in 1960 (age 46); 

and actors Nick Turturro in 1962 (age 44), 

Heather Graham in 1970 (age 36) 

and Sara Gilbert in 1975 (age 31).

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In 1820, 10 years after mental illness forced him to retire 
from public life, King George III, the British king who lost 
the American colonies, died at the age of 82.
  
In 1861, Kansas became the 34th state of the Union as a free 
or non-slavery state at a time when Southern states were 
seceding from the Union.
  
In 1900, eight baseball teams were organized as the American 
League. They were Buffalo, N.Y.; Chicago; Cleveland; Detroit; 
Indianapolis, Ind.; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee, Wis.; and 
Minneapolis, Minn.
  
In 1979, Deng Xiaoping, deputy premier of China, and 
President Jimmy Carter signed historic new accords that 
reversed decades of U.S. opposition to the People's 
Republic of China.
  
In 1988, amid broad efforts toward peace in Central 
America, Pope John Paul II gave Nicaraguan President 
Daniel Ortega a wary Vatican reception.
  
In 1991, the United States and the Soviet Union announced 
they would agree to a cease-fire in the Gulf War if Iraq 
made an "unequivocal commitment to withdraw from Kuwait."
  
Also in 1991, in South Africa, the Africa National Congress 
and the Inkatha Freedom Party agreed to end their rivalry.
  
In 1993, President Bill Clinton directed the military to 
stop asking recruits about their sexual orientation as a 
compromise first step in his plan to lift the ban on 
homosexuals in the armed services.
  
In 1995, the San Francisco 49ers became the first team 
to win five Super Bowls when they routed the San Diego 
Chargers, 49-26.
  
In 1996, France announced that it would stop open air 
nuclear testing.
  
In 1998, a security guard was killed and a nurse seriously 
injured when a bomb exploded outside an abortion clinic 
in Birmingham, Ala.
  
In 2000, delegates from more than 130 nations meeting 
in Montreal adopted the first global treaty regulating 
trade in genetically modified food products.
  
In 2002, President George W. Bush warned in his State of 
the Union address that the war on terrorism was just 
beginning with thousands of potential terrorists "spread 
throughout the world like ticking time bombs."
  
In 2003, the Congressional Budget Office said the year's 
federal deficit would soar to $199 billion.
  
In 2004, a Palestinian suicide bomber killed 11 people 
on a Jerusalem bus and injured 50 others. The blast 
disrupted the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace 
talks.
  
Also in 2004, Microsoft offered a quarter of a million 
dollars to find the authors of the MyDoom B worm that 
had crippled computers worldwide.
  
In 2005, on the eve of the Iraq election, the interim 
president said many Iraqis would not vote because of 
continuing violence across the country.
  
Also in 2005, Israel and the United States have begun 
efforts to talk EU officials into joining them in 
efforts to halt Iran's nuclear weapons program.
  
And, non-stop charter flights between China and Taiwan 
began for the first such air travel in more than 55 
years.


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