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On This Day in History – Sunday, Feb, 26, 2017

On Feb. 26, 1929, Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park was established following the signing of an executive order by President Calvin Coolidge. Today is Sunday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2017 with 308 to follow. The moon is new. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are …

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

On Jan. 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members, including civilian teacher Christa McAuliffe. Today is Saturday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2017 with 337 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and …

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

On Jan. 27, 1984, singer Michael Jackson sustained a burn on his scalp during the filming of a soft-drink commercial. Today is Friday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2017 with 338 to follow. The moon is new. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, …

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

On Jan. 26, 1998, in response to allegations that he had an affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, U.S. President Bill Clinton declared, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Today is Thursday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2017 with 339 to follow. The moon …

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

On Jan. 25, 1890, Nellie Bly, a young New York reporter, completed a trip around the world that lasted 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes. Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2017 with 340 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and …

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

On Jan. 24, 1984, Apple’s Macintosh computer went on sale. Price tag: $2,495. Today is Tuesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2017 with 341 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.  Those born on this …

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

On Jan. 23, 1948, U.S. Army Gen. Dwight Eisenhower said he couldn’t accept a presidential nomination from either party. Four years later, he ran as a Republican and was elected as the 34th president. oday is Monday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2017 with 342 to follow. The moon …

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

On Jan. 22, 1914, attorneys for world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, an African-American, filed a brief for a new trial with the U.S. Court of Appeals, challenging Johnson’s conviction under the Mann Act. Today is Sunday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2017 with 343 to follow. The moon …

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

On Jan. 21, 1924, Vladimir Lenin, architect of the Bolshevik Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union, died of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 54. Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2017 with 344 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are …

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

On Jan. 20, 1981, 52 American hostages were released by Iran after 444 days in captivity. Today is Friday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2017 with 345 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.  Those …