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Today is Friday, July 9, the 191st day of 2004 with 175 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2003 with 112 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, July 9, the 190th day of 2003 with 175 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

A red-letter date for desegregation took place on this date in 1963. Black students entered the white public schools of Birmingham, Tuskegee and Mobile, Ala., after President Kennedy federalized the state's National Guard.
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A Blast from the Past

A red-letter date for desegregation took place on this date in 1963. Black students entered the white public schools of Birmingham, Tuskegee and Mobile, Ala., after President Kennedy federalized the state's National Guard.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2002 with 112 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Sept. 9-15.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 9, the 190th day of 2002 with 175 to follow.
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Elias Howe (July 9, 1819 – October 3, 1867) was an American inventor and sewing machine pioneer. He was born in Spencer, Massachusetts.

Howe spent his childhood and early adult years in Massachusetts where he apprenticed in a textile factory and then for a master mechanic.

Contrary to popular belief that he invented the sewing machine, many other people, including Walter Hunt, had worked on the idea of such a machine before him. However, Howe refined these ideas into a functional machine and on September 10, 1846, he was awarded the first United States patent (#4750) for a sewing machine using a lockstitch design.

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