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Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays was one of the leaders of more than 1,000 rebels who sought redress of their grievances during an uprising that began on this date in 1786. What became known as "Shays Rebellion" included attacks on courts of law and
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2002 with 124 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly package of A Blast from the Past for Aug. 26-Sept. 1.
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Blast from the Past

One of a series of "copy-cat" school shootings in the wake of the Columbine massacre took place on this date in 1999, when a high school student in Conyers, Ga., opened fire on his classmates -- wounding six of them. The teen then surrendered to school of
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Blast from the Past

This is the UPI Blast from the Past advance package, May 20 through May 26.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 19, the 78th day of 2002 with 287 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
By United Press International
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John Joseph Sirica (March 19, 1904–August 14, 1992) was the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, where he became famous for his role in the Watergate scandal. He rose to national prominence during the Watergate scandal when he ordered President Richard Nixon to turn over his recordings of White House conversations.

Sirica's involvement in the case began when he presided over the trial of the Watergate burglars. He did not believe the claim that they had acted alone, and persuaded or coerced them to implicate the men who had arranged the break-in. For his role in Watergate the judge was named TIME magazine's Man of the Year in 1973.

John Sirica was born in Waterbury, Connecticut to Ferdinand and Rose Zinno Sirica, both of whom were Italian immigrants. He moved to D.C. in 1918, where he attended Emerson Preparatory School and eventually transferred to Columbia Preparatory School. Sirica received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center after doing undergraduate work at Duke University.

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