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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 14, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, March 14, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2006 with 292 to follow.
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Today is Monday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2005 with 292 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, March 14, the 74th day of 2004 with 292 to follow.
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Today is Friday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2003 with 292 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2002 with 292 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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John Luther ("Casey") Jones (March 14, 1864 – April 30, 1900) was an American railroad engineer from Jackson, Tennessee, who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad (IC). On April 30, 1900, he alone was killed when his passenger train, the "Cannonball Express," collided with a stalled freight train at Vaughan, Mississippi, on a foggy and rainy night.

His dramatic death, trying to stop his train and save lives, made him a hero; he was immortalized in a popular ballad sung by his friend Wallace Saunders, an African American engine wiper for the IC.

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