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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.
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Obama: America needs student ideas now

Obama: America needs student ideas now

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama told students in Washington Wednesday the nation needs American students' passion, ideas and energy now, not just tomorrow.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 9, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2005 with 52 to follow.
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Mass. towns studies social studies

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A new report based on focus groups and surveys on how schools in Newton, Mass., teach social studies finds teachers overwhelmed and parents concerned.

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2004 with 52 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2003 with 52 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2002 with 52 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2001 with 52 to follow.
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Benjamin Banneker
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Benjamin Banneker (November 9, 1731 – October 9, 1806) was a free African American astronomer, mathematician, surveyor, almanac author and farmer.

Although it is difficult to verify details of Benjamin Banneker's family history, it appears that he was a grandson of a European American named Molly Welsh. The story goes that Molly met a slave named Banneka when she purchased him to help establish a farm located near the future site of Ellicott's Mills, west of Baltimore, Maryland. This part of Maryland was out of the mainstream of the colonial South, and as result had a more tolerant attitude toward African Americans than did colonial areas in which slavery was more prevalent.

Perhaps a member of the Dogon tribe (reputed to have a historical knowledge of astronomy), Banneka may have cleared Molly's land, solved irrigation problems, and implemented a crop rotation for her. Soon thereafter, Molly freed and married Banneka, who may have shared his knowledge of astronomy with her.

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