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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.
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Evers-Williams to receive Freedom Award

MEMPHIS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Former NAACP national chairwoman Myrlie Evers-Williams is set to receive a National Freedom Award at a Memphis museum, a museum official said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Feb. 5, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2006 with 329 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2005 with 329 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2004 with 330 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2003 with 329 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

It was on this date in 1991 -- as the air war against Iraq raged on -- that President Bush sent his top military advisers to Saudi Arabia to decide whether a ground assault was needed to liberate Iraqi-occupied Kuwait. They decided it was -- and U.S. troo
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

It was on this date in 1991 -- as the air war against Iraq raged on -- that President Bush sent his top military advisers to Saudi Arabia to decide whether a ground assault was needed to liberate Iraqi-occupied Kuwait. They decided it was -- and U.S. troo
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for February 3-9.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Two civil-rights rulings occurred on this date. In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Loving vs. Virginia that states could not outlaw inter-racial marriages. The ruling swept away all 16 remaining state laws prohibiting inter-racial marriages.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

This is the Blast from the Past advance package, June 10 through June 16, 2002.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Byron De La Beckwith (November 9, 1920 – January 21, 2001) was an American white supremacist and Klansman who was convicted of killing civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

De La Beckwith was born in Colusa, California to Susan Southworth Yerger. When he was five years old, his father died of pneumonia and De La Beckwith subsequently moved to the Sacramento area. He later moved with his mother to Greenwood, Mississippi to be near relatives. Beckwith's mother died of lung cancer when he was 12, and he was placed in the care of his maternal uncle, William Greene Yerger.

De La Beckwith enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1942, and served as a machine gunner in the Pacific theater. He saw action at the Battle of Guadalcanal and was wounded during the Battle of Tarawa. For his service, Beckwith was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation (twice), Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three bronze service stars, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and also received the Purple Heart. Later claims that Beckwith was awarded the Silver Star are unfounded, according to official Marine Corps records. He was discharged in January 1946.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Byron De La Beckwith."
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