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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2006 with 338 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2005 with 338 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2004 with 339 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2003 with 338 to follow.
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Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

FLUSHED WITH EXCITEMENT Sunday may or may not have been the 165th birthday of the flush toilet. But home improvement giant Home Depot wasn?t taking any chances -- it launched a public relations effort last week urging shoppers to celebrate by remodeling t
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Sunday marks birthday of flush toilet

MIAMI, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Home Depot launched a public relations effort this week to urge shoppers to celebrate the 165th birthday of the flush toilet Sunday by shopping from more than 1

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2002 with 338 to follow.
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Of Human Interest: News-lite

OH, BABY, BABY, BABY, BABY Identical twins run in Christina Tetrick's family. She's just taking it a little further than anyone else has.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Thomas Crapper (baptised 28 September 1836; died 27 January 1910) was a plumber who founded Thomas Crapper & Co. in London. Contrary to widespread misconceptions, Crapper did not invent the flush toilet. He did, however, do much to increase the popularity of the toilet, and developed some important related inventions, such as the ballcock. He was noted for the quality of his products and received several Royal Warrants.

The manhole covers with Crapper's company's name on them in Westminster Abbey are now a minor tourist attraction.

Crapper was born in Thorne, Yorkshire, in 1836; the exact date is unknown, but he was baptised on 28 September 1836. His father, Charles, was a sailor. In 1853 he was apprenticed to his brother George, who was a master plumber in Chelsea. After his apprenticeship and three years as a journeyman plumber, in 1861 Crapper set himself up as a sanitary engineer, with his own brass foundry and workshops in nearby Marlborough Road.

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