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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 17, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 17, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 17, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, June 17, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 17, the 168th day of 2006 with 197 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 17, the 168th day of 2005 with 197 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 17, the 169th day of 2004 with 197 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2004 with 317 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 17, the 168th day of 2003 with 197 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2003 with 316 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

In 2001, a 25-year veteran member of the FBI was charged with spying for the Russians. Robert Hanssen was arrested near his suburban Washington home.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI package of A Blast from the Past for Feb. 17-23.
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The almanac

Today is Monday, June 17, the 168th day of 2002 with 197 to follow.
By United Press International

Kwan wins Sullivan Award

ORLANDO, Fla., April 9 (UPI) -- Michelle Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in American history, Tuesday was named the winner of the 2001 Sullivan Award, which is presented to the year's t
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Daniel ("Dan") Erwin Jansen (born June 17, 1965 is a former speed skater, best known for winning a gold medal in his final Olympic race after suffering through years of heartbreak. He graduated from West Allis Central High School.

Inspired by his sister Jane, Dan Jansen took up speedskating while growing up in Wisconsin. He set a junior world record in the 500 meter race at age sixteen, and finished sixteenth in the 1,000 meters and fourth in the 500 meters at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

At the 1988 Winter Olympics, Jansen – having become World Sprint Champion one week earlier – was a favorite for the 500 and 1,000 meter races, having improved in the years between Olympics, while overcoming a case of mononucleosis in 1987. However, in the early hours of the day of the race, he was informed that Jane was dying of leukemia. He spoke to his sister, who could not respond. Later that morning, he was informed that she died. He competed that night in the 500 meters, but fell early in the race. A few days later in the 1,000 meter race, he began with record-breaking speed but fell again. He left the 1988 Olympics with no medals, but became the recipient of the U.S. Olympic Spirit Award for his valiant efforts through tragedy.

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