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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Thursday Jan 18, 2007
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 
 

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     it was Jeff Pesis who defined hardware as "the 
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Today is Thursday. Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2007 with 347 
to follow. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mars, 
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:


English physician Peter Roget, who compiled "Roget's 
Thesaurus," in 1779; 

American orator and statesman Daniel Webster in 1782; 

English author A.A. (Alan Alexander) Milne, who wrote 
"Winnie the Pooh," in 1882; 

comedian Oliver Hardy of the legendary Laurel and Hardy 
team, in 1892; 

actors Cary Grant in 1904 and Danny Kaye in 1913; 

filmmaker John Boorman in 1933 (age 74); 

Temptations singer David Ruffin in 1941; 

and actor Kevin Costner in 1955 (age 52).


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On this date in history:


In 1871, William of Prussia was declared the first German 
emperor.
  
In 1943, Moscow announced the 16-month Nazi siege of 
Leningrad was lifted.
  
In 1966, Indira Gandhi, daughter of the late Indian Prime 
Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, became prime minister of India.
  
In 1968, the United States and Soviet Union agreed on a 
draft of a nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
  
In 1990, a Los Angeles jury in the nation's longest criminal 
trial acquitted Raymond Buckey, 31, and his mother, Peggy 
McMartin Buckey, 63, on 52 charges of molestation of students 
at the McMartin Pre-School.
  
Also in 1990, Washington Mayor Marion Barry was arrested 
in an FBI sting at a downtown hotel and charged with buying 
and smoking crack cocaine.
  
In 1991, Eastern Airlines stopped flying and said it would 
liquidate its assets. The announcement followed a two-year 
effort to escape bankruptcy.
  
In 1993, seven people were killed and nearly 70 more 
injured when two commuter trains collided on a bridge 
in Gary, Ind.
  
In 1994, Iran-Contra independent counsel Lawrence Walsh 
issued his final report on the scandal. He blasted former 
U.S. President George H.W. Bush for his Christmas Eve 
1992 pardons of six Iran-Contra defendants.
  
In 1995, officials in Paris announced the discovery of a 
magnificent display of Paleolithic cave art in southern 
France.
  
In 1996, Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, 
filed for divorce from Michael Jackson after 20 months of 
marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
  
In 1997, Norwegian Borge Ousland completed a 1,675-mile 
trek across Antarctica, the first time anyone traversed 
the continent alone.
  
In 2002, in another anti-terrorist step ordered by Congress, 
U.S. airlines began inspecting every piece of luggage 
checked by passengers.
  
In 2003, protesters nationwide demonstrated in opposition 
to possible war in Iraq.
  
In 2004, at least 23 people were reported killed when a 
car bomb exploded in Baghdad.
  
In 2005, a man who threatened to blow up his van one block 
from the White House surrendered without incident after 
a lengthy standoff with police in what turned out to be 
a child-custody dispute.
  
In 2006, bodies of 36 Iraqis were found in mass graves in 
two towns north of Baghdad. Officials said many of the 
victims were police recruits.
  
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