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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 11, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2006 with 142 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2005 with 142 to follow.
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This is Wednseday, Aug.11, the 224th day of 2004 with 142 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2003 with 142 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

A minor clash between the California Highway Patrol and two young black men touched off rioting in the Watts section of Los Angeles on this date in 1965. In six days of violence, 34 people were killed and more than 3,000 more arrested. Damage to property
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 11, the 223th day of 2002 with 142 to follow.
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Asaph Hall III (October 15, 1829 – November 22, 1907) was an American astronomer who is most famous for having discovered the moons of Mars (namely Deimos and Phobos) in 1877. He determined the orbits of satellites of other planets and of double stars, the rotation of Saturn, and the mass of Mars.

Hall was born in Goshen, Connecticut, the son of Asaph Hall II, a clockmaker, and Hannah Palmer. His father died when he was 13, leaving the family in financial difficulty. So Asaph left school to become an apprentice to a carpenter at 16. He later enrolled at the Central College in McGrawville, New York, where he studied mathematics. There he took classes from an instructor of geometry and German, Angeline Stickney. In 1856 they married.

In 1856, he took a job at the Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and turned out to be an expert computer of orbits. Hall became assistant astronomer at the US Naval Observatory in Washington DC in 1862, and within a year of his arrival he was made professor.

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