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UPI almanac for Wednesday, May 9, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, April 22, 2007.
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Writer Hans Koning dies at 85

EASTON, Conn., April 18 (UPI) -- Hans Koning, whose body of fiction and non-fiction books ranged from exotic to erotic, has died in his home in Easton, Conn., at age 85.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, March 15, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.
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Columbus DNA evidence inconclusive

GENOA, Italy, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The only established present-day heir to Christopher Columbus says the navigator and admiral was born in the northern Italian port city of Genoa.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2006 with 150 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2006 with 152 to follow.
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Scientists still hunt for Columbus ships

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. archaeologists say they might be closer to finding some of the lost ships of Christopher Columbus.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 31, the 212th day of 2006 with 153 to follow.
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Watercooler Stories

Former SS officer builds Hitler memorial ... Crime fighting agency criticized ... Pythons putting a squeeze on Everglades ... Historians dispute Columbus' Genoa birth ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Historians dispute Columbus' Genoa birth

TURIN, Italy, June 14 (UPI) -- A group of historians claims Christopher Columbus came from a tiny Piedmont village and not the busy Italian port of Genoa.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Record numbers looking at Internet porn ... N.J. councilman has poor attendance ... Jackpot: N.C. to join Powerball states ... Retrial sought for Columbus' image ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Retrial sought for Columbus' image

GENOA, Italy, May 27 (UPI) -- Genoa, Italy, wants Christopher Columbus to get a "fair trial" after a Spanish historian accused the explorer of abusing slaves and Spanish settlers. The Columbus Foundation asserts that the Spanish officer who sent Columbus back to Spain in chains had ul

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 20, the 140th day of 2006 with 225 to follow.
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DNA used to trace Columbus' roots

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- Five hundred years after Christopher Columbus' death, researchers are using DNA testing to identify where he was born and when.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 9, the 129th day of 2006 with 236 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 22, the 112th day of 2006 with 253 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for April 17-23, 2006.
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Verscace mansion to add time shares

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 24 (UPI) -- The late Gianni Versace's mansion along Miami's South Beach may be converted to include luxury time share units, it was reported Friday.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 15, the 74th day of 2006 with 291 to follow.
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U.S., India sign nuclear agreement

NEW DELHI, March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush exchanged friendly toasts with India's leaders Thursday at lunch in the garden behind the Rashtrapati Bhavan house. Bush joked that Christopher Columbus was trying to find India when he discovered America and praised the cont

Experts: Chinese map likely phony

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A recently unveiled map purporting to show a Chinese explorer discovered America in 1418 has been met with skepticism from cartographers and historians.

China map claims America discovery

BEIJING, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- If a soon-to-be-published Chinese map is accepted, it was a Chinese admiral, and not Christopher Columbus, who would get the credit for discovering America.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2005 with 80 to follow.
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