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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 5, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 5, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, July 5, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 5, the 186th day of 2006 with 179 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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32 Americans win Rhodes scholarships

VIENNA, Va., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Rhodes Trust in Vienna, Va., Monday announced 32 Americans have been selected to receive the coveted Rhodes Scholarships.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 5, the 186th day of 2005 with 179 to follow.
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The Almanac

The UPI Almanac for Monday, July 5, 2004.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 5, the 186th day of 2003 with 179 to follow.
By United Press International

The Bear's Lair: No sunshine in S. Africa

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- A country with a heavy natural resource base, a basic illiteracy rate of 15 percent, higher than the Latin American average, a GINI (inequality) coefficient of 0.59, equal to Brazil''s, and corruption equal to that of Belarus is unlikely to be a success s
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Commentary: Fussing over 'Feathers'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Are empires automatically inept, doomed to be things of the past, invariably repressive of the peoples they rule? To judge by modern popular sentiment and Holly
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2002 with 179 to follow.
By United Press International

Beatle Harrison overglorified

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- It is a tragedy when anyone dies, particularly someone as beloved as George Harrison, but let's not hyperventilate. My esteemed colleague, friend and fellow gad
ELI J. LAKE
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Cecil John Rhodes DCL (5 July 1853 – 26 March 1902) was an English-born businessman, mining magnate, and politician in South Africa. He was the founder of the diamond company De Beers, which today markets 40% of the world's rough diamonds and at one time marketed 90%. An ardent believer in colonialism and imperialism, he was the founder of the state of Rhodesia, which was named after him. After independence, Rhodesia separated into the nations of Northern and Southern Rhodesia, later renamed Zambia and Zimbabwe, respectively. South Africa's Rhodes University is also named after him. He set up the provisions of the Rhodes Scholarship, which is funded by his estate.

"Cecil John Rhodes was as integral a participant in southern African and British imperial history as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln are in their respective eras in United States history. Thus most histories of South Africa covering the last decades of the nineteenth century are contributions to the historiography of Cecil Rhodes."

Rhodes was born in 1853 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. He was the fifth son of the Reverend Francis William Rhodes and his wife Louisa Peacock Rhodes. His father was a Church of England vicar who was proud of never having preached a sermon longer than 10 minutes. His siblings included Francis William Rhodes, who became an army officer.

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