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       TODAY'S ALMANAC- Tuesday, September 19, 2006
    "The History, Days and Events that Shape Your Life" 
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      U.S. Army Gen. Omar Bradley said, "The world has 
      achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a 
      world of nuclear giants and ethical infants."

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2006 with 103 
to follow. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mars 
and Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus, 
Neptune, Venus and Pluto.

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

Irvin Westheimer, who founded the American "Big Brothers" 
movement, in 1879; 

Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski in 1905; 

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell in 1907; 

Author William Golding ("Lord of the Flies") in 1911; 

Actors Adam West (TV's Batman) in 1928 (age 78) and David 
McCallum in 1933 (age 73);

Singer/songwriter Paul Williams and singer Bill Medley of 
The Righteous Brothers, both in 1940 (age 66); 

Actors Randolph Mantooth in 1945 (age 61) and Jeremy Irons 
in 1948 (age 58); 

Model and actress Twiggy, whose real name is Leslie Hornsby, 
in 1949 (age 57); 

Joan Lunden in 1950 (age 56); 

Actor/director Kevin Hooks in 1958 (age 48); 

Country singer Trisha Yearwood in 1964 (age 42)

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On this date in history:

In 1777, American soldiers won the first Battle of Saratoga 
in the Revolutionary War.

In 1881, U.S. President James Garfield died in Elberon, N.J.,
of gunshot wounds inflicted by a disgruntled office-seeker. 
Vice President Chester Arthur was sworn in as his successor.

In 1893, with the signing of the Electoral Bill by Gov. Lord 
Glasgow, New Zealand became the first country in the world 
to grant national voting rights to women.

In 1955, after a decade of rule, Argentine President Juan 
Domingo Peron was deposed in a military coup.

In 1985, an earthquake collapsed hundreds of buildings and 
killed 7,000 people in Mexico City.

In 1988, U.S. swimmer Greg Louganis took the gold medal in 
3-meter springboard diving at the Seoul Olympics after 
hitting his head on the board during preliminary competition.

In 1991, the U.N. Security Council authorized Iraq to sell
$1.6 billion in oil to buy food and essential supplies.

In 1994, the first 3,000 U.S. troops entered Port-au-Prince, 
Haiti, on a mission to ensure democracy had returned to the
Caribbean nation.

In 1995, The Washington Post published the 35,000-word 
manifesto written by the notorious Unabomber, who had said 
he wouldn't try to kill again if it was published. The Post 
and The New York Times shared the costs of publication.

In 2001, in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, 
the Defense Department ordered deployment of combat aircraft 
to the Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. 
The following day, the Army said ground troops were being 
sent to the region.

In 2003, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a 
non-binding resolution telling Israel to drop plans to deport 
Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat.

In 2004, Iran refused a plea by the International Atomic 
Energy Agency to end its enrichment of uranium, usually a 
first step toward producing fuel for nuclear reactors or 
bombs. Iran says it has only peaceful purposes in mind.

In 2005, Florida officials ordered tourists to leave the 
Keys as Tropical Storm Rita, soon to be a hurricane, 
gathered strength and appeared headed for a Florida strike.

In New Orleans, residents beginning to return after 
Hurricane Katrina and the flood were told by Mayor Ray Nagin 
to stay away as Hurricane Rita headed toward the Texas-
Louisiana coast.

Also in 2005, North Korea agreed in principle  to abandon 
all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs in exchange 
for oil and energy in a deal signed in Beijing. However, the 
deal fell through.

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