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Gulf states hunt pirates, build up navies

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 6 (UPI) -- Eleven Arab states in the Gulf and the Red Sea are to establish a joint naval task force to go after Somali pirates plaguing the Gulf of Aden and now extending their operations to the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz, gateway to the Gulf.

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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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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2002 with 130 to follow.
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Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (August 2, 1785 – August 23, 1819) was born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, the son of Captain Christopher Raymond Perry and Sarah Wallace Alexander. He was an older brother to Matthew Calbraith Perry. As a boy, he lived in South Carolina, sailing ships practicing for his future career as an officer in the US Navy. He served in the War of 1812 against Britain, and earned the title "Hero of Lake Erie" for leading American forces in a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie. The city of Perrysburg, Ohio the borough of Perryopolis, Pennsylvania, as well as the village of Perrysburg, New York and its the surrounding township are all named after him.

Through his mother, Perry is descended from Scotland's national hero, William Wallace.

Educated in Newport, Rhode Island, Perry was appointed a midshipman in the United States Navy on April 7, 1799. During the Quasi-War with France, he was assigned to his father's frigate, the USS General Greene. He first experienced combat on February 9, 1800, off of the French colony of Haiti, which was in a state of rebellion.

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