2008-JAN-01: Items related to January (US and international):
January's birth flower for January is the Carnation.
January's birth stone is the Garnet.
The sun sign of those born DEC-22* to JAN-20* is Capricorn
The sun sign of those born JAN-21* to FEB-19* is Aquarius.
* Sources differ on the exact date.
2008-JAN-27: USA: Gordon B. Hinckley died: Gordon
Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- the
Mormon church -- died during the evening. He was 97.
He had served as the LDS' 15th president since 1995.
Peggy Stack of
the Salt Lake Tribune wrote
shrewdness of a politician, Hinckley downplayed the more controversial
aspects of LDS history. He welcomed the world to Utah for the 2002
Olympic Winter Games, promising everyone they could get a drink here and
accepted one of America's highest honors - the Presidential Medal of
The long-standing tradition within the
LDS is to promote the longest serving of the twelve apostles to the presidency.
This is Thomas S. Monson, 80, who has a major concern for the disadvantaged.
2008-JAN-28: World: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 91,
founder of the Transcendental Meditation movement, has resigned. The
new leader will be Maharaja Nader Raam. Thirteen ministers and 27 raja's
will assist him. He died on FEB-05.
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Peggy Fletcher Stack, "Gordon B. Hinckley, president of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dies at 97," The Salt Lake
Tribune, 2008-JAN-26, at: