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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006.
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Today is Friday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2005 with 43 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 18, the 323rd day of 2004 with 43 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2003 with 43 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2002 with 43 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2001 with 43 to follow.
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George Horace Gallup (November 18, 1901 – July 26, 1984) was an American pioneer of survey sampling techniques and inventor of the Gallup poll, a successful statistical method of survey sampling for measuring public opinion.

Gallup is a graduate of The Lawrenceville School and the University of Iowa, where he was a football player, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and editor of The Daily Iowan, an independent newspaper which serves the university campus. He earned his B.A. in 1923, his M.A. in 1925 and his Ph.D. in 1928.

In 1936, his new organization achieved national recognition by correctly predicting, from the replies of only 5,000 respondents, that Franklin Roosevelt would defeat Alf Landon in the U.S. Presidential election. This was in direct contradiction to the widely respected Literary Digest magazine whose poll based on over two million returned questionnaires predicted that Landon would be the winner. Not only did Gallup get the election right, he correctly predicted the results of the Literary Digest poll as well using a random sample smaller than theirs but chosen to match it.

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