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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 1, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2006. There are 364 days to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2005. There are 364 days to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2004. There are 365 days to follow.
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Analysis: Is the U.S. the next Haiti?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Haiti, independent two hundred years Thursday, holds a distinction that is almost but probably not quite unique: it was richer per capita in 1804 than it is in 2004. How do we know that by 2204 the United States will not have shared Haiti's fate, and be p
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 31, the 365th and last day of 2003.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2003. There are 364 days to follow.
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Jean-Jacques Dessalines (Haitian Creole: Janjak Desalin) (20 September 1758 – 17 October 1806) was a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1801 constitution. He was autocratic in his rule and crowned himself Emperor of Haïti in 1805.

Beginning as Governor-General, Dessalines later named himself Emperor Jacques I of Haiti (1804–1806). He is remembered as one of the founding fathers of Haiti.

Dessalines served as an officer in the French army when the colony was trying to withstand Spanish and British incursions. Later he rose to become a commander in the revolt against France. As Toussaint L'Ouverture's principal lieutenant, he led many successful engagements, such as the Battle of Crête-à-Pierrot.

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