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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 8, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2006 with 357 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2005 with 357 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2004 with 358 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2003 with 357 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The trial of the Watergate Seven began on this date in 1973. These were the burglars caught red-handed inside Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. They turned out to be part of an undercover "dirty tricks" grou
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast From The Past package for Jan. 6-12.
By United Press International

GOP's Lingle wins Hawaii governorship

HONOLULU, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican Linda Lingle defeated Democrat Mazie Hirono in Hawaii's gubernatorial race, becoming the Aloha State's first GOP governor in 40 years, results showed Wednesday. Lingle, the former mayor of Maui, will be Hawaii's first female governor.

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 8.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2002 with 357 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 7.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
Wiki

Kay Orr (born January 2, 1939, Burlington, Iowa) is a U.S. Republican Party politician. She served as Governor of Nebraska from 1987 to 1991.

Born as Kay Auonne Stark in Burlington, Iowa, she attended the University of Iowa. In 1963 she moved with her family to Lincoln, Nebraska. Shortly after moving to Nebraska, Orr started volunteering as a Republican Party worker. She volunteered in support of such politicians as Richard M. Nixon, Carl Curtis, and Roman Hruska, and in 1969 was named "Outstanding Young Republican Woman" in Nebraska. From 1981 to 1986 she served as Nebraska State Treasurer. She was appointed as State Treasurer to fill a midterm vacancy, and subsequently elected in her own right in 1982. In the 1986 election she defeated former Lincoln Mayor Helen Boosalis in the first U.S. gubernatorial election in which both major party candidates were women, winning by a 53% to 47% margin.

She was the first Republican woman to be elected Governor in the United States, although Republican woman Vesta M. Roy served as the unelected Acting Governor of New Hampshire from December 1982 to January 1983. She is to date the only woman to have served as governor of Nebraska.

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