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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wed Mar 23 23:43:35 EDT 2016 | UPI
Today is Thursday, March 24, the 84th day of 2016 with 282 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, and Uranus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include financier Andrew Mellon in 1855; magician and escape artist Harry Houdini in 1874; silent film star Fatty Arbuckle in 1887; Baseball Hall of Fame member George Sisler in 1893; pioneer Disney film animator Ub Iwerks in 1901; Republican U.S. presi..


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