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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 15, 2013.
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Today is Thursday, June 15, the 166th day of 2006 with 199 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, June 15, the 166th day of 2005 with 199 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 15, the 167th day of 2004 with 199 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, June 15, the 166th day of 2003 with 199 to follow.
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Henry Ossian Flipper (21 March 1856 – 3 May 1940) was an American soldier and though born into slavery in the American South, was the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877 at the age of 21 and earn a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army.

Following Flipper's commission, he was transferred to one of the all-black regiments serving in the US Army which were historically led by white officers. Assigned to A Troop under the command of Captain Nicholas M. Nolan, he became the first non-white officer to lead Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry. Flipper served with competency and distinction during the Apache Wars and the Victorio Campaign but was haunted by rumors alleging improprieties. At one point he was court martialed and dismissed from the US Army.

After losing his commission in the Army, Flipper worked throughout Mexico and Latin America and as an assistant to the Secretary of the Interior. He retired to Atlanta in 1931 and died of natural causes in 1940.

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