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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007.
By United Press International

John Paul I on sainthood track

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Pope John Paul I, the former Italian cardinal who died suddenly 33 days after his election as pope, is on the track to sainthood.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2006 with 127 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2005 with 127 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 26, the 239th day of 2004 with 127 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2003 with 127 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The Dutch East Indies volcano of Krakatoa blew up on this date in 1883, destroying two-thirds of the island and killing 36,000 people. Many were killed by resulting tidal waves. The blast -- regarded as the largest in recorded history -- was heard thousan
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Aug. 26.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2002 with 127 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly package of A Blast from the Past for Aug. 26-Sept. 1.
By United Press International

Of Human Interest: News-lite

SINGERS LAUNCH INTO A STAR-SPANGLED LANDING
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Pope John Paul I (Latin: Ioannes Paulus PP. I, Italian: Giovanni Paolo I), born Albino Luciani, (17 October 1912 – 28 September 1978), reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church and as Sovereign of Vatican City from 26 August 1978 until his death 33 days later. His reign is among the shortest in papal history, resulting in the most recent Year of Three Popes. John Paul I was the first Pope to be born in the 20th century, and was also the last Pope to die in it.

In Italy he is remembered with the appellatives of "Il Papa del Sorriso" (The Smiling Pope) and "Il Sorriso di Dio" (The smile of God). Time magazine and other publications referred to him as The September Pope.

Albino Luciani was born on 17 October 1912 in Forno di Canale (now Canale d'Agordo) in Belluno, a province of the Veneto region in Northern Italy. He was the son of Giovanni Luciani (1872?–1952), a bricklayer, and Bortola Tancon (1879?–1948). Albino was followed by two brothers, Federico (1915–1916) and Edoardo (1917–2008), and a sister, Antonia (1920–2009).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Albino Luciani."
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