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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
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Malala Yousafzai receives Sakhorov Prize

STRASBOURG, France, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who became a Taliban target, received the Sakharov Prize Wednesday from the European Parliament.
First lady Michelle Obama welcomes Pakistani teen shot by Taliban

First lady Michelle Obama welcomes Pakistani teen shot by Taliban

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan last year, was greeted at the White House Friday by first lady Michelle Obama.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:
Malala Yousafzai wins Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought

Malala Yousafzai wins Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought

BRUSSELS, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai won the European Union's Sakharov prize for freedom of thought, the European Parliament announced Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.
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British spy chief: Snowden leaks a 'gift' to terrorists

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Edward Snowden's spying leaks give terrorists "the gift they need to evade us and strike at will," the head of Britain's domestic intelligence agency said.

Nominees announced for European Parliament's Sakharov prize

STRASBOURG, France, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A whistle-blower, a preteen Pakistani activist, journalists and dissidents were nominated for the European Parliament's Sakharov prize for freedom of thought.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

Sakharov Prize short list announced

STRASBOURG, France, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Activists, opposition representatives and a punk rock group are among the nominees for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the European Parliament said.
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Andrei Sakharov
Yelena Bonner, wife of Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, waves goodbye as she passes an American flag at Boston’s Logan Airport on May 24, 1986. Bonner left the United States for Europe on May 24, 1986, after six months of medical treatment in the west. She will return to internal exile with her husband in the closed Soviet city of Gorky after meeting with French and British leaders in Europe over the next few days. (UPI Photo/Jim Bourg/Files)
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Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (Russian: Андре́й Дми́триевич Са́харов; May 21, 1921 – December 14, 1989) was a Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist. Sakharov was an advocate of civil liberties and reforms in the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975.

Sakharov was born in Moscow on May 21, 1921. His father was Dmitri Ivanovich Sakharov, a private school physics teacher and an amateur pianist. His father later taught at the Second Moscow State University. Dmitri's grandfather Ivan had been a prominent lawyer in Tsarist Russia who had displayed respect for social awareness and humanitarian principles (including advocating the abolition of capital punishment) that would later influence his grandson. Sakharov's mother was Yekaterina Alekseyevna Sakharova (née Sofiano and of Greek ancestry). His parents and his paternal grandmother, Maria Petrovna, largely shaped Sakharov's personality. Although his paternal great-grandfather had been a priest in the Russian Orthodox Church, and his pious mother did have him baptised, his father was an atheist and religion did not play an important role in his life, though he did believe that a non-scientific "guiding principle" governed the universe and human life.

Sakharov entered Moscow State University in 1938. Following evacuation in 1941 during the Great Patriotic War (World War II), he graduated in Aşgabat, in today's Turkmenistan. He was then assigned laboratory work in Ulyanovsk. During this period, in 1943, he married Klavdia Alekseyevna Vikhireva, with whom he raised two daughters and a son before she died in 1969. He returned to Moscow in 1945 to study at the Theoretical Department of FIAN (the Physical Institute of the Soviet Academy of Sciences). He received his Ph.D. in 1947.

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