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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.
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Actor Behan questioned in woman's death

ARCIDOSSO, Italy, July 15 (UPI) -- Irish actor Paudge Behan has been released after he was questioned in connection with the stabbing death of a 72-year-old businesswoman in Italy, police said.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2006 with 325 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2005 with 325 to follow.
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Two landmark Dublin cafes to close

DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Two landmark Dublin cafes once frequented by James Joyce and Brendan Behan have announced they are closing, The Independent reported Wednesday.

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Today is Monday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2004 with 326 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2003 with 325 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2002 with 325 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
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Brendan Francis Behan (pronounced /ˈbiːən/, BEE-ən) (Irish: Breandán Ó Beacháin) (9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. He was also a committed Irish Republican and a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army.

Behan was born in the inner city of Dublin on 9 February 1923 into an educated working class family. He lived in a house owned by his grandmother, Christine English, who owned a number of properties in the area. His father Stephen Behan, a house painter who had been active in the Irish War of Independence, read classic literature to the children at bedtime from sources such as Zola, Galsworthy, and Maupassant; his mother, Kathleen, took them on literary tours of the city. If Behan's interest in literature came from his father, his political beliefs were by his mother. She remained politically active all her life and was a personal friend of the Irish republican Michael Collins. Brendan Behan wrote a lament to Collins, "The Laughing Boy", at the age of thirteen. The title was from the affectionate nickname Mrs. Behan gave to Collins. Kathleen published her autobiography, "Mother of All The Behans," a collaboration with her son Brian, in 1984.

Behan's uncle Peadar Kearney wrote the Irish national anthem A Soldier's Song. His brother, Dominic Behan, was also a renowned songwriter best known for the song The Patriot Game; another sibling, Brian Behan, was a prominent radical political activist and public speaker, actor, author, and playwright. Brendan and Brian did not share the same views, especially when the question of politics or nationalism arose. Brendan on his deathbed (presumably in jest) asked Cathal Goulding, then the Chief of Staff of the IRA, to 'have that bastard Brian shot -- we've had all sorts in our family, but never a traitor!'.

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