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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 2, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2005 with 59 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 2, the 307th day of 2004 with 59 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2003 with 59 to follow.
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The Bear's Lair: Doomed by demographics?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- It was all so easy in 1908. Herbert Asquith introduced the British Old Age Pension, at 5 shillings (25 pence) a week, in the 1908 Budget, and didn't even have to raise taxes to pay for it. It helped of course that the pension was payable from age 70, at
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

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Today is Saturday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2002 with 59 to follow.

A Blast from the Past

It was on this date in 1962 that President John F. Kennedy announced that the Soviet nuclear missile bases established in Cuba were indeed being dismantled. JFK's announcement came five days after Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev agreed to remove all Soviet
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Oct. 28-Nov. 3.
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A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 2.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2001 with 59 to follow.
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Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG, OM, PC, DL (25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930) was a British Conservative politician and statesman. He served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 1902 to December 1905 and as Leader of the Conservative Party from his appointment as Prime Minister to November 1911. He was a Member of Parliament from 1874–1922 and served as Foreign Secretary in David Lloyd George's coalition government 1916-1919.

He authored the Perpetual Crimes Act (1887) (or Coercion Act) aimed at the prevention of boycotting, intimidation and unlawful assembly in Ireland during the Irish Land War, and was Prime Minister at a time when his party and government became divided over the issue of tariff reform. Later, as Foreign Secretary, he authored the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which supported the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

Arthur Balfour was born at Whittingehame, East Lothian, Scotland, and was the eldest son of James Maitland Balfour (1820–1856) and Lady Blanche Gascoyne-Cecil (d. 1872, aged forty-seven). His father was a Scottish MP; his mother, a member of the Cecil family descended from Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, was the daughter of the 2nd Marquess of Salisbury and a sister to the 3rd Marquess, the future Prime Minister. His godfather was the Duke of Wellington, after whom he was named. He was the eldest son, the third of eight children, and had four brothers and three sisters. Arthur Balfour was educated at the Grange preparatory school in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire (1859–1861), Eton (1861–1866) where he studied with the influential Master William Johnson Cory, and Trinity College, Cambridge (1866–1869), where he read Moral sciences, graduating with a Second-Class Honours Degree. His younger brother was the renowned Cambridge embryologist Francis Maitland Balfour (1851–1882).

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