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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2006 with 110 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2006 with 118 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 12, the 255h day of 2005 with 110 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2005 with 118 to follow.
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Wall collapses on Manhattan parkway

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- A 100-year-old, 75-foot retaining wall collapsed onto the Henry Hudson Parkway on Manhattan's Upper West Side. No injuries were reported from the avalanche of construction materials or other debris Thursday afternoon, though the landslide covered roadwa

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2004 with 110 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 4, the 248th day of 2004 with 118 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2003 with 110 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2003 with 118 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, the United States worked quickly to line up support for an all-out war on terrorism. Calling the attacks "an act of war," President Bush, who promised to not only punish those behind th
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2001 with 110 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

Today is Sept. 4.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2002 with 118 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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A Blast from the Past

A weekly package of A Blast from the Past for Sept. 2-8.
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Henry Hudson (c. 1560/70s – 1611?) was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century.

Hudson made two attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a prospective Northeast Passage to Cathay (today's China) via route above the Artic Circle. Hudson explored the region around modern New York metropolitan area while looking for a western route to Asia under the auspices of the Dutch East India Company. He explored the river which eventually was named for him, and laid thereby the foundation for Dutch colonization of the region.

Hudson discovered a strait and immense bay on his final expedition while searching for the Northwest Passage. In 1611, after wintering on the shore of James Bay, Hudson wanted to press on to the west, but most of his crew mutinied. The mutineers cast Hudson, his son and others adrift, and the Hudsons, and those cast off at their side, were never seen again.

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