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Today is Monday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2003 with 93 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2003 with 113 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

The Revolutionary War was over, and the Continental Army disbanded. But the founding fathers thought it might be a good idea to institute some means of defense for our country. And so it was on this date in 1789 that the U.S. War Department organized Amer
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2002 with 93 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Sept. 23-29.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2002 with 113 to follow.
By United Press International
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(2) Theo Cobb (survived Alf, died in 1996)

Alfred Mossman "Alf" Landon (September 9, 1887 – October 12, 1987) was an American Republican politician, who served as the 26th Governor of Kansas from 1933–1937. He was best known for being the Republican Party's (GOP) nominee for President of the United States, defeated in a landslide by Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1936 presidential election.

Born in 1887 in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, Landon grew up in Marietta, Ohio. He moved with his family to Kansas at age 17 and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1908. He first pursued a career in banking, but in 1912 he became an independent petroleum producer in Independence, Kansas. During World War I, Landon served in the Army as a first lieutenant in chemical warfare. By 1929 the oil industry had made him a millionaire.

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