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bullet 2008-JAN-01: Items related to January (US and international):

bullet January's birth flower for January is the Carnation.
bullet January's birth stone is the Garnet.
bullet The sun sign of those born DEC-22* to JAN-20* is Capricorn
bullet The sun sign of those born JAN-21* to FEB-19* is Aquarius.

* Sources differ on the exact date.

bullet 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

"With the 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 Freedom." 1

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.

bullet 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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References used:

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  1. 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:

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Copyright 2008 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2008-JAN-28
Latest update: 2008-FEB-01
Compiler: B.A. Robinson

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