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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
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Grant teased Thornton about Disraeli phobia

Grant teased Thornton about Disraeli phobia

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- British actor Hugh Grant admits to taunting his "Love Actually" co-star Billy Bob Thornton about his phobia of former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 21, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 29, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 21, 2007.
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Mandela statue unveiled in London

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A 9-foot-tall bronze statue of South African anti-apartheid leader and former president, Nelson Mandela was unveiled in London on Wednesday.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006.
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Rebel rabbi wins top vote in Britain

LONDON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Jews in Britain have voted a controversial 85-year-old rabbi from Manchester as the greatest member of their community.

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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2005 with 10 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 200 with 10 to follow.
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The Bear's Lair: Business needs values too

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- According to exit polls, the most important single issue to the U.S. electorate on November 2 was moral values. It thus probably wouldn't be smart for the re-el
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Judaism (until age 13)

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Although his father had him baptised to Anglicanism at age 12, he was nonetheless the country's first and thus far only Prime Minister who was born into a Jewish family. He played an instrumental role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846.

Although a major figure in the protectionist wing of the Conservative Party after 1844, Disraeli's relations with the other leading figures in the party, particularly Lord Derby, the overall leader, were often strained. Not until the 1860s would Derby and Disraeli be on easy terms, and the latter's succession of the former assured. From 1852 onwards, Disraeli's career would also be marked by his often intense rivalry with William Ewart Gladstone, who eventually rose to become leader of the Liberal Party. In this feud, Disraeli was aided by his warm friendship with Queen Victoria, who came to detest Gladstone during the latter's first premiership in the 1870s. In 1876 Disraeli was raised to the peerage as the Earl of Beaconsfield, capping nearly four decades in the House of Commons.

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