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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 17, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2006 with 136 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2005 with 136 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for August 15-21, 2005.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 17, the 230th day of 2004 with 136 to follow.
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Whitney art collection to be auctioned

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A collection of 44 paintings from the Whitney collection is expected to collect $140 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2003 with 136 to follow.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2002 with 136 to follow.
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John Hay Whitney (27 August 1904 – 8 February 1982), colloquially known as "Jock" Whitney, was U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, publisher of the New York Herald Tribune, and a member of the Whitney family.

Born on August 27, 1904, in Ellsworth, Maine, Whitney was a descendant of John Whitney, a Puritan who settled in Massachusetts in 1635, as well as of William Bradford, who came over on the Mayflower. His father was Payne Whitney, and his grandfathers were William C. Whitney and John Hay, both presidential cabinet members. His mother was Helen Hay Whitney.

The Payne Whitneys lived around the corner from James B. Duke, and his wife and daughter Doris. Whitney's uncle, Oliver Hazard Payne, a business partner of John D. Rockefeller, arranged the buyout of Duke's competitors to create the American Tobacco Co.

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