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The Astrologer's Newsletter - March/April 2008

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Comings, Goings, and In the News

Deaths

Bobby Fischer The eccentric chess Grandmaster was born on 9th March 1943 at 14:39 (2:39 pm) CWT (+6:00) in Chicago, USA (41N52 87W39)

Source: D. Ames quotes F. Brady, Profile of a Prodigy p2. PT notes that the biographer writes, "Robert James Fischer was born in Michael Reese Hospital on the banks of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. The date was March 9, 1943 and at exactly 2:39 P.M., war time, after nine hours of labor, Regina gave birth to her first son."

He died of chronic renal failure at his home in Reykjavik, Iceland on January 17th 2008. His last words were, reportedly, "Nothing soothes pain like the touch of a person".

Heath Ledger, the Australian actor, was born on 4th April 1979 in Perth, Australia; time not known. He was found dead at approximately 3:30 pm on 22nd January 2008 in his Manhattan apartment, having apparently accidentally overdosed on medication prescribed for his chronic insomnia.

Steve Fossett - record-breaking aviator, mountain climber, rally driver, sailor, balloonist, explorer and all-round archetypal Boy’s Own adventurer - was reported missing on September 3rd 2007, after he took off on a short solo flight from a private airfield in Smith Valley, Nevada (38N36 119W00). Extensive searches failed to find any trace of him or his single-engine plane. On the 15th February, at the request of his wife, he was declared legally dead.

Birth data: April 22nd 1944; 01:58 AM CWT (+6:00); Jackson, Tennesee (35N36 88W48) Source: Birth certificate.

Kosovo declared independence on 17th February 2008, in a special session of the Kosovan Parliament in Pristina (42N40 21E10). Belgium astrologer Marie-Christine Sclifet watched the live broadcast on Euronews and got these times:

End of the reading of the Independence Declaration by the Prime Minister : 15h46'53" CET (GMT+1);

Verbal Unilateral Proclamation of Independence of Kosovo after the vote : 15h49'25" CET.

I missed the broadcast, but got a time of 15:53 CET for the formal signing of the declaration from a Reuters video.