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Today is Thursday, July 6, the 187th day of 2006 with 178 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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Today is Saturday, June 24, the 175th day of 2006 with 190 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, May 28, the 148th day of 2006 with 217 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2005 with 10 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 187th day of 2005 with 178 to follow.
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Today is Friday, June 24, the 175th day of 2005 with 190 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, May 28, the 148th day of 2005 with 217 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 200 with 10 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, July 6, the 188th day of 2004 with 178 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, June 24, the 176th day of 2004 with 190 to follow.
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Today is Friday, May 28, the 149th day of 2004 with 217 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2003 with 10 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, July 6, the 187th day of 2003 with 178 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 24, the 175th day of 2003 with 190 to follow.
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – after December 26, 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and his satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work – along with his vehemence as a critic, with his motto "nothing matters" – earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce."

Despite his reputation as a searing critic, however, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including poet George Sterling and fiction writer W. C. Morrow. Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories. This style often embraces an abrupt beginning (see cold open), dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, the theme of war, and impossible events.

In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that country's ongoing revolution. While traveling with rebel troops, the elderly writer disappeared without a trace.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ambrose Bierce."
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