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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 31, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, July 31, 2007.

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Today is Monday, July 31, the 212th day of 2006 with 153 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, July 31, the 212th day of 2005 with 153 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, July 31, the 213rd day of 2004 with 153 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2003 with 153 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, July 31, the 212th day of 2002 with 153 to follow.
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David Rittenhouse (April 8, 1732  – June 26, 1796) was a renowned American astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, mathematician, surveyor, scientific instrument craftsman and public official. Rittenhouse was a member of the American Philosophical Society and the first director of the United States Mint.

Rittenhouse was born near Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a small village called RittenhouseTown. This village is located along the stream Paper Mill Run; the stream itself a tiny tributary of the Wissahickon Creek.

When his uncle died, Rittenhouse inherited his uncle's set of carpentry tools and instructional books. He used these tools and began a career as an inventor. At a young age, Rittenhouse showed a high level of intelligence by creating a working scale model of his grandfather's paper mill. He was self-taught and showed great ability in science and mathematics.

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