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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 16, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 16, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, June 16, 2007.

Duran, Whitaker named to Hall of Fame

CANASTOTA, N.Y., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Roberto Duran and Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker Thursday were named to the International Boxing Hall of Fame at Canastota, N.Y.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 16, the 167th day of 2006 with 198 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 16, the 167th day of 2005 with 198 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 16, the 168th day of 2004 with 198 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 16, the 167th day of 2003 with 198 to follow.
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The almanac

Today is Sunday, June 16, the 167th day of 2002 with 198 to follow.
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People

Celebrities in the news for June 13.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Of Human Interest: News-lite

Crossover Records in Los Angeles is hoping every radio station in America will play Ray Charles' rendition of "America The Beautiful" at the stroke of midnight on July 4. The famed music artist, now 71, is commemorating the 30th anniversary of his unique

Duran improves after accident

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Former boxing champion Roberto Duran is "recovering extremely well" from internal injuries suffered in a car crash, a hospital spokesman said Friday.

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Henderson breaks Cobb's run record
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Ex-champ hurt in car crash

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Former boxing champion Roberto Duran suffered internal injuries after the car in which he was riding crashed on a Buenos Aires highway Wednesday night.
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Roberto Duran
Referee Victor Drakulich waves his arms stopping the fight between Roberto Duran (L) and Pat Lawlor held on March 18, 1991 at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Lawlor won when Duran was injured in the sixth round. (UPI Photo/ken levine/Files)
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Roberto Durán Samaniego (born June 16, 1951) is a retired professional boxer from Panama, widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. A versatile brawler in the ring, he was nicknamed "Manos de Piedra" (or "Hands of Stone") during his career.

In 2002, he was chosen by The Ring to be the 5th greatest fighter of the last 80 years. Bert Sugar rates him as the 8th greatest fighter of all-time and many consider him the greatest lightweight of all time. He held world titles at four different weights—lightweight (1972–79), welterweight (1980), junior middleweight (1983–84) and middleweight (1989). He was the second boxer to have fought a span of five decades.

He finally retired in January 2002 at age 50 (having previously retired in 1998) following a bad car crash in October 2001, with a professional record of 119 fights, 103 wins with 70 KOs. Up until the second Ray Leonard fight, he was trained by legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel.

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