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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.
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Gary Gilmore's gun up for sale

SPANISH FORK, Utah, July 13 (UPI) -- A Utah bail bondsman and bounty hunter hopes to get at least $1 million from the sale of the gun Gary Gilmore used in two deadly robberies.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2006 with 348 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2005 with 348 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2004 with 349 to follow.
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Matthew Barney film-related art displayed

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- To visit Matthew Barney's exhibition of films and film-related art at the Guggenheim Museum is to step into this American artist's surreal world of erotic myth
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Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

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Today is Friday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2003 with 348 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

The U.S. Justice Department launched an international manhunt for five suspected al-Qaeda members believed to be plotting a new suicide attack on this date in 2002. Videotapes of their plans had been found in the rubble of an Afghanistan compound used by
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Jan. 13-19.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2002 with 348 to follow.
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Gary Mark Gilmore (December 4, 1940 – January 17, 1977) was an American criminal, and murderer, who gained international notoriety for demanding that his death sentence be fulfilled following two murders he committed in Utah. He became the first person executed in the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a new series of death penalty statutes in the 1976 decision Gregg v. Georgia (these new statutes avoiding the problems that had led earlier death penalty statutes to be deemed unconstitutional in Furman v. Georgia). Gilmore was executed by firing squad in 1977.

Gilmore was born in Waco, Texas, the second of four sons to Frank and Bessie Gilmore. The family relocated throughout the Western United States during his childhood, and his father supported the family by selling magazines. Gilmore had a troubled relationship with his father, whom his brother Mikal described as a "cruel and unreasonable man." Frank Gilmore's mother claimed that he was the illegitimate son of magician Harry Houdini. Mikal has said he believes the story is false, however stated that his father believed this.

The Gilmore family settled in Portland, Oregon in 1952. Gilmore began engaging in petty crime as an adolescent, with offenses ranging from shoplifting, car theft and assault and battery. Although Gilmore had an intelligence quotient of 133, had high scores on both scholastic and academic tests, and clear artistic skills, he dropped out of high school in the ninth grade. He ran away from home with a friend to Texas, returning to Portland after several months.

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