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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 12, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2005 with 49 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 12, the 317th day of 2004 with 49 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2003 with 49 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2002 with 49 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

On this date in 2001, an American Airlines Airbus crashed in Queens, N.Y., shortly after takeoff from JFK Airport, killing more than 260 people. It was not until the next day that airport operations in the area returned to normal.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Nov. 11-17.
By United Press International
Wiki

A. E. (Andrew Ellicott) Douglass (July 5, 1867, Windsor, Vermont – March 20, 1962, Tucson, Arizona) was an American astronomer. He discovered a correlation between tree rings and the sunspot cycle.

Douglass founded the discipline of dendrochronology, which is a method of dating wood by looking at the growth ring pattern. He started his discoveries in this field in 1894 when he was working at the Lowell Observatory. During this time he was an assistant to Percival Lowell and William Henry Pickering, but had a falling-out with them, when his experiments made him doubt the existence of artificial "canals" on Mars and visible cusps on Venus

Craters on the Moon and Mars are named in his honor.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Andrew Ellicott Douglass."
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