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The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 6, the 126th day of 2005 with 239 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 6, the 250th day of 2004 with 116 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 6, the 127th day of 2004 with 239 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2003 with 116 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2003 with 239 to follow.
By United Press International

Animal Tales: Do reindeer really fly?

As it says in the song, "ev'ry mother's child is gonna spy, to see if reindeer really know how to fly," and as one zoologist tells it, they really do - sort of.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Reversing a decision from the Clinton Administration, the Justice Department said on this date in 2001 that it would no longer seek to split the Microsoft Corp. into more than one company. Nor would the feds pursue the claim that the company had illegally
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2002 with 116 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

A weekly package of A Blast from the Past for Sept. 2-8.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 6, the 126th day of 2002 with 239 to follow.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Robert Edwin Peary, Sr. (May 6, 1856 – February 20, 1920) was an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole. Peary's claim was widely credited for most of the 20th century, though it was criticized even in its own day and is today widely doubted.

Robert Edwin Peary was born in Cresson, Pennsylvania, in 1856. Peary graduated from Bowdoin College, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1877. His home in Fryeburg, Maine, still remains in pristine condition as an inn known as the Admiral Peary House.

Peary made several expeditions to the Arctic, exploring Greenland by dog sled in 1886 and 1891 and returning to the island three times in the 1890s. He twice attempted to cross northwest Greenland over the ice cap, discovering Navy Cliff. American artist F. W. Stokes joined some of these expeditions.

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