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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2006 with 352 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2005 with 127 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2005 with 352 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 26, the 239th day of 2004 with 127 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2004 with 353 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2003 with 127 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2003 with 352 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

A blizzard struck Washington, D.C., on this date in 1982. An Air Florida flight to Miami took off from National Airport with ice on the wings. The Boeing 737 only got a few feet off the ground before clipping a highway bridge and diving into the icy Potom
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Jan. 13-19.
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Gizmorama: Life in the Tech Age

Vacuum tubes are electronic gizmos that once populated nearly every television in America. They're mostly gone now, except in one high-end electronics area, where they're still going strong.
WES STEWART, United Press International
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Lee De Forest (August 26, 1873 – June 30, 1961) was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. De Forest invented the Audion, a vacuum tube that takes relatively weak electrical signals and amplifies them. De Forest is one of the fathers of the "electronic age", as the Audion helped to usher in the widespread use of electronics. He is also credited with one of the principal inventions which brought sound to motion pictures.

He was involved in several patent lawsuits and he spent a substantial part of his income from his inventions on the legal bills. He had four marriages and 25 companies, he was defrauded by business partners, and he was once indicted for mail fraud, but was later acquitted.

He typically signed his name "Lee de Forest."

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