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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008.
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Military Matters: Lessons from Decatur

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- What lessons does President James Madison's Middle East war of 1815 offer for U.S. policymakers dealing with Afghanistan and Iraq today?
WILLIAM S. LIND

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UPI almanac for Friday, Jan. 5, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2006 with 360 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2005 with 360 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2004 with 361 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2003 with 360 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2002 with 360 to follow.
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Stephen Decatur
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Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr (5 January 1779 – 22 March 1820) was an American naval officer notable for his heroism in the Barbary Wars and in the War of 1812. He was the youngest man to reach the rank of captain in the history of the United States Navy, and the first American celebrated as a national military hero who had not played a role in the American Revolution.

Decatur was born on January 5 1779, in Berlin, Maryland, to Stephen Decatur, Sr. and his wife Ann (Pine) Decatur. He attended the Episcopal Academy and then studied at the University of Pennsylvania with future naval heroes Richard Somers and Charles Stewart. He married Susan Wheeler, daughter of the mayor of Norfolk, Virginia, on March 8, 1806.

Decatur was employed at the age of 17 in the firm of Gurney and Smith, acting as the company's supervisor to the early construction of the frigate United States. He servered as a Midshipman on board the United States under Commodore John Barry . He was one of "Preble's Boys" and friends with Charles Stewart and Richard Rush.

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