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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014
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Michael Fassbender thanks McQueen for launching career

Michael Fassbender thanks McQueen for launching career

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen are a match made in movie heaven.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 5, 2013.
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Plans unveiled for site of N. Ireland's Maze Prison

LISBURN, Northern Ireland, April 25 (UPI) -- Plans for the land that formerly housed Northern Ireland's notorious Maze Prison call for a business park focused on new technologies, the developers say.

N. Ireland braced for anti-Thatcher protests

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 15 (UPI) -- Police in Northern Ireland say they are prepared for violent clashes during former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral in London.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 5, 2012.
By United Press International

Memo: Bobby Sands rejected papal order

LONDON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Northern Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands refused to follow an order from Pope John Paul II to stop his fast, newly released documents show.

Toronto film fest honors 'Song,' 'Hunger'

TORONTO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Toronto International Film Festival judges have named "Lost Song" best Canadian movie and awarded "Hunger" the Diesel Discovery Award.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, May 5, 2007.
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Today is Friday, May 5, the 125th day of 2006 with 240 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, May 5, the 125th day of 2005 with 240 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, May 5, the 126th day of 2004 with 240 to follow.
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Today is Monday, May 5, the 125th day of 2003 with 240 to follow.
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Robert Gerard "Bobby" Sands (Irish: Roibeárd Gearóid Ó Seachnasaigh; 9 March 1954 – 5 May 1981) was an Irish volunteer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army and member of the United Kingdom Parliament who died on hunger strike while imprisoned in HM Prison Maze.

He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special Category Status. During his strike he was elected as a member of the United Kingdom Parliament as an Anti H-Block/Armagh Political Prisoner candidate. His death resulted in a new surge of IRA recruitment and activity. International media coverage brought attention to the hunger strikers, and the republican movement in general, attracting both praise and criticism.

Sands was born into a Catholic family in Abbots Cross, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, and lived there until 1960 whereupon the family were forced to move to Rathcoole, Newtownabbey. His first sister, Marcella, was born in April 1955 and second sister, Bernadette, in November 1958. His parents, John and Rosaleen, had another son, John, in 1962. On leaving school, he became an apprentice coach-builder until he was forced out at gunpoint by loyalists.

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