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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
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Today is Monday, July 17, the 198th day of 2006 with 167 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, July 17, the 198th day of 2005 with 167 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, July 17, the 198th day of 2002 with 167 to follow.
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Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748), was an English hymn-writer, theologian and logician. He was recognised as the "Father of English Hymnody", as he was the first prolific and popular English hymnwriter, credited with some 750 hymns. Many of his hymns remain in active use today and have been translated into many languages.

Born in Southampton, England, in 1674, Watts was brought up in the home of a committed Nonconformist — his father, also Isaac Watts, had been incarcerated twice for his controversial views. At King Edward VI School (where one of the houses is now named "Watts" in his honour), he learned Latin, Greek and Hebrew.

He displayed a propensity for rhyme at home, driving his parents to the point of distraction on many occasions with his verse. Once, he had to explain how he came to have his eyes open during prayers.

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