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Old 17-12-2014, 06:05 PM   #136
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February 17 - 1st class postage rises from 20 cents to 22 cents - 1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England- 3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon)/19 -William J. Schroeder becomes the first artificial heart patient to leave hospital\China Airlines Flight 006 is involved in a mid-air incident; while there are 22 minor injuries and 2 serious injuries, no one is killed-The airspeed continued to decrease, while the autopilot rolled the control wheel to the maximum left limit of 23 degrees-The first episode of the long-running British soap opera EastEnders is broadcast on BBC One- 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain- ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy - Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola - Mickey Mouse welcomed in China...

20 – Minolta releases the Maxxum 7000, the world's first autofocus single-lens reflex camera - After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket/21- Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skateing race\23- Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game/24- Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King & I"\25 - Nearly 4,000 striking miners go back to work, meaning that only just over half of the miners are now on strike/26- 27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins\27 - US dollar is worth Ÿ3.9355 (Netherlands)- Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief- Mauritania's new constitutional charter published/28 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army carries out a mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing 9 officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day..There are an estimated 12 million practising Catholics in China.."If you do not tend to one another then who is there to tend to you? Whoever would tend me, he should tend the sick"..Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself..Let the wise man guard his thoughts, for they are difficult to perceive, very artful, and they rush wherever they list: thoughts well guarded bring happiness...

Pontiff, who has sought to build relations with other faiths. will not meet the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people amid fears of displeasing Beijing ..The decision reflects an acute diplomatic dilemma for the Pope, at a time when the Vatican is attempting to improve its relations with Beijing and wants to avoid upsetting the Chinese authorities for fear of provoking trouble for the country's Catholic community..The snub is hardly in keeping with the Argentinean pontiff's enthusiasm for dialogue with other religions, an agenda he has pursued in recent months on trips to Turkey, Albania and the Holy Land.."This time I won't meet Pope Francis," the Dalai Lama on Wednesday after arriving in Rome, adding that he would have been "very happy" to do so.. "The Vatican administration says it's not possible because it could cause inconveniences."..The Vatican confirmed that the two men, whose shared concern for the poor and the down-trodden give them much common ground, would not meet...Under Pope Francis, the Holy See is trying to improve its previously fraught relations with China..His greeting, however, came during one of the most intense campaigns of repression for Chinese Christians, with authorities destroying churches or removing their crosses..Consider others as yourself...He who inflicts pain on innocent and harmless persons, will soon come to one of the 10 states.. He will have cruel suffering, loss, injury of the body, heavy affliction, or loss of mind, or a misfortune coming from the king, or a fearful accusation, or loss of relations, or destruction of treasures, or lightning-fire will burn his houses; and when his body is destroyed, the fool will go to hell... gun of the hand is for the taking of life.. We believe it is wrong to take a life..Many times wars have come and people have said to us: you must fight, you must kill, it is the only way to preserve the good.. But Samuel, there's never only one way.. Remember that..Would you kill another man?..Where's Jason and Billy?..
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