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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
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New York's 'Hizzoner' Edward I. Koch dies

New York's 'Hizzoner' Edward I. Koch dies

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Edward Koch, the high-spirited politician who ran New York City for three terms with combative zeal, died Friday, his spokesman said. He was 88.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 16, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, July 16, 2007.

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Today is Sunday, July 16, the 197th day of 2006 with 168 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, July 16, the 197th day of 2005 with 168 to follow.
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Today is Friday, July 16, the 198th day of 2004 with 168 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, July 16, the 197th day of 2003 with 168 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, July 16, the 197th day of 2002 with 168 to follow.
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Bess Myerson (born July 16, 1924 in the Bronx, New York) became the first Jewish woman to win the Miss America pageant in 1945. She appeared on various television shows in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s, she was involved in New York City politics.

While competing in beauty pageants, Myerson refused, despite entreaties, to use a pseudonym that "sounded less Jewish." She faced prejudice even after winning the Miss America title, with many sponsors and events long associated with the pageant refusing to deal with her. She later campaigned for civil rights, in particular, working with the Anti-Defamation League.

In 1954, Myerson was a panelist on The Name's the Same, a television game show. From 1958 through 1967, she was a panelist on I've Got a Secret. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Myerson enjoyed a successful television career as a TV personality, actress and commercial pitchwoman for a myriad of popular products.

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