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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2006 with 130 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2005 with 130 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 23, the 236th day of 2004 with 130 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2003 with 130 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

Berlin once again became the capital of Germany for the first time since World War II on this date in 1999 when Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder moved to the city. Bonn had been serving as the capital
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Today is Friday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2002 with 130 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly package of A Blast from the Past for Aug. 19-25.
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Ferdinando Nicola Sacco (April 22, 1891) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (June 11, 1888) both executed August 23, 1927, were two Italian-born laborers and anarchists who were tried, wrongly convicted and executed via electrocution on August 23, 1927 in Massachusetts for the 1920 armed robbery and murder of a pay-clerk and a security guard in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Today, the case continues to incite controversy based on questions regarding culpability, the question of the innocence or guilt of Sacco and Vanzetti, and conformance, the question of whether the trials were fair to Sacco and Vanzetti.

On August 23, 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis signed a proclamation declaring, "Any stigma and disgrace should be forever removed from the names of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. We are not here to say whether these men are guilty or innocent. We are here to say that the high standards of justice, which we in Massachusetts take such pride in, failed Sacco and Vanzetti."

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