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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.
By United Press International
Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Portraits of the U.S. founding fathers often portray them with white powdered wigs and many think they were older than the young men they were, an expert says.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
By United Press International
Transcript, full video of Obama, Romney at the second presidential debate

Transcript, full video of Obama, Romney at the second presidential debate

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney met for their second debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on October 16, 2012 (part one).

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.
By United Press International
Unknown letter by Abigail Adams surfaces

Unknown letter by Abigail Adams surfaces

BOSTON, June 15 (UPI) -- A previously unknown letter penned by Abigail Adams, wife of the second U.S. president, turned up in a desk drawer among a Boston lawyer's family papers.
'John Adams' cleans up at Emmys

'John Adams' cleans up at Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- "John Adams," a seven-part HBO series about the second U.S. president, won the Emmy for outstanding miniseries in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Police: Grandma left kids in car at casino ... Emu appears in Alabama man's yard ... 114-year-old cairn held time capsule ... Police chase monkey in Tokyo subway ... The world as we know it from UPI.

114-year-old cairn held time capsule

QUINCY, Mass., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Workers taking apart a cairn in Quincy, Mass., said they discovered a time capsule they believe was from when the rocks were first piled 114 years ago.
'John Adams' earns 23 Emmy nominations

'John Adams' earns 23 Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- "John Adams," the HBO miniseries about the second President of the United States, garnered 23 Emmy Award nominations Thursday.

'John Adams' miniseries to premiere in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- HBO announced Wednesday it is planning to premiere its historical miniseries "John Adams" at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Va.

Feature: Mansion served both patriot, poet

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 18 (UPI) -- The surprising thing about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's home is that George Washington slept there long before the famed 19th-century American poet.
DAVE HASKELL

Feature: Tale of father-son presidencies

The historic Treaty of Paris and a famous bullhorn from Ground Zero are featured in a new Texas exhibit exploring the unique lives of two fathers and their first-born sons who became U.S. presidents. "Fathers and Sons: Two Families/Four Presidents" wil
PHIL MAGERS, United Press International

The voice of American women

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- From Anne Hutchinson to Sojourner Truth, from Gloria Steinem to Betty Friedan, and from Eleanor Roosevelt to Hillary Rodham Clinton, American women have always found a way to get their voice heard.
SHIRLEY SAAD
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Abigail Adams
Joan Kennedy, wife of Sen. Edward Kennedy, had a big smile for photographers as she toured an exhibit in Pilgrim Hall on June 26, 1976 in Plymouth, entitled “Remember The Ladies --- Women in America 1750-1815.” First Lady Betty Ford and several other distinguished women also attended the preview ceremonies for the Bicentennial art exhibition. The portrait on the wall is of Abigail Adams, wife of U.S. President John Adams. (UPI Photo/Don Robinson/Files)
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Abigail Adams (née Smith; November 11, 1744 – October 28, 1818) was the wife of John Adams, who was the second President of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth. She was the first Second Lady of the United States, and the second First Lady of the United States.

Adams is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses. John frequently sought the advice of Abigail on many matters, and their letters are filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics. The letters serve as eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War home front.

Abigail Adams was born in the North Parish Congregational Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, to the Reverend William Smith and Elizabeth (née Quincy) Smith. On her mother's side she was descended from the Quincy family, a well-known political family in the Massachusetts colony. Through her mother she was a cousin of Dorothy Quincy, wife of John Hancock. Adams was also the great-granddaughter of the Rev. John Norton, founding pastor of Old Ship Church in Hingham, Massachusetts, the only remaining 17th-century Puritan meetinghouse in Massachusetts.

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