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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 22, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2006 with 100 to follow.
By United Press International

Flood cancels Bank of America tourney

CONCORD, Mass., June 10 (UPI) -- The senior Bank of America Championship was canceled Saturday due to flooding on the course.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2005 with 100 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2004 with 100 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2003 with 100 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

The British hanged the American Revolutionary War hero and patriot Nathan Hale on this day in 1776. His famous last words, although often misquoted, were: "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." Hale had been caught spying behind
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2002 with 100 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past report for Sept. 16-22.
By United Press International

Health Tips

HIKES ARE FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS, TOO
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer

Health Tips

POOR TWICE AS LIKELY TO DIE FROM HEART DISEASE Duke University Medical Center researchers say the poorest of poor Americans are more than twice as likely to die of severe heart disease than similar patients with higher incomes.
ALEX CUKAN, UPI Health Writer

Mitchell heads WTC Red Cross fund

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The American Red Cross announced Thursday at a Washington news conference that former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell will be the Independent Overse
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Hurricane Hugo was a destructive Category 5 hurricane that struck Guadeloupe, Montserrat, St. Croix, Puerto Rico, Antigua and South Carolina in September of the 1989 Atlantic hurricane season. This intense hurricane tracked through the Lesser Antilles and to South Carolina as a category 4 hurricane.

Hurricane Hugo formed over the eastern Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands on September 9, 1989. Hugo moved thousands of miles across the Atlantic, rapidly strengthening to briefly attain category 5 hurricane strength on its journey. It later crossed over Guadeloupe and St. Croix on September 17 as a category 4 hurricane. Weakening slightly more, Hurricane Hugo passed over Puerto Rico as a strong category 3 hurricane. Further weakening occurred several hours after re-emerging into the Atlantic, becoming downgraded to a category 2 hurricane. Hurricane Hugo re-strengthened into a category 4 hurricane before making landfall on Isle of Palms, South Carolina on September 22. Hugo had devolved to a remnant low near Lake Erie by the next day.

It killed 109 people, left nearly 100,000 homeless, and $10 billion in damage overall, making it the most damaging hurricane ever recorded at that particular time. This surpassed the previous record of Hurricane Frederic, although Hugo itself was surpassed by Hurricane Andrew three years later. The hurricane caused $7 billion ($16.3 billion in 2006 USD) in damages within the mainland United States alone.

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