Give ya a doorway to think about if you havent already.
The Olympic Games open on the 8th of August 2008 at 8:08 pm, and that's considered an auspicious date because of all the 8's in the date. In the
lunar calendar, it's also the eighth day of the seventh month.
7 days from Aug 1 =8 Eclipse to take place Aug 1 2008
The Rat is the leader of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, so the Year of the Rat begins a new cycle of twelve. The Rat is renowned in Chinese
astrology for being very clever and quite astute when managing finances.
This is an incredibly high octave year (2008) as we also see a global power shift symbolized by one of the most anticipated Olympics of all time in
China. The Olympics begin at 8:08 on 8/08/08.Chinese history has a special reverence for the number eight. There are eight trigrams in the I Ching,
based in the elemental and directional energies.
During the Olympics, the Sun in the sky will cross China's Pluto. This could signify a range of events, from an obvious shift of world power and
wealth to China, or it could spell a huge disaster or catastrophe, possibly an act of terrorism.
This Day History
British newspapers romantically link Diana, Princess of Wales with Dodi Al Fayed - the son of Mohammed Al Fayed, the owner of London store Harrods.
Islamic Jihad terrorists release British journalist John McCarthy - 5 years and 3 months after being kidnapped in Beirut. He had been held hostage
since April 17, 1986 - a total of 1,943 days.
Iraq President Saddam Hussein announces that Iraq has annexed Kuwait. US President Bush sends American troops to Saudi Arabia as part of the build-up
of a multinational force to force Iraqi troops out of Kuwait.
US President Richard Nixon finally resigns over the Watergate Affair - the first President to resign from office in the face of a threat of
In England, a gang of 15 men steal more than £2.6 million in the Great Train Robbery at Sears Crossing, Buckinghamshire - stopping and robbing a
Royal Mail train travelling between Glasgow and London.
In Britain, Columbia Records signs a 17 year old singer called Cliff Richard.
World War II: Russia declares war on Japan.
World War II: In America, six German saboteurs are executed in a prison in the District of Columbia less than 3 months after they landed on Long
World War II: Official beginning of the Battle of Britain.
Britain passes the Poor Law Amendmant Act - abandoning system of outdoor relief by which parishes look after their poor and replacing it with the
World War I: Start of the Battle of Amiens - Allied troops advance against 20 German divisions and take 16,000 prisoners within 2 hours.
Start of the first Davis Cup international tennis tournament, named after Dwight Filley Davis, at Longwood Cricket Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Cup is won by the United States.
Former French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to the island of St Helene.
The highest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc, is climbed for the first time by Michael-Babriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat.
Hadrian becomes Roman Emperor.
Not where or what we are from so much as when we are from
[edit on 30-7-2008 by fastwalker23]