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2 dead, 2 wounded in Calif. shootings

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A lone gunman methodically killed a woman outside a California shopping mall tire store and wounded two men inside before killing himself Monday.

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UPI almanac for Monday, March 19, 2007.
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New biography debunks Livingstone greeting

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A new study has revealed that explorer Henry Stanley may never have said the words famously attributed to him -- "Doctor Livingstone, I presume."

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UPI almanac for Friday, Nov. 10, 2006.
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Today is Sunday, March 19, the 78th day of 2006 with 287 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2005 with 51 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, March 19, the 78th day of 2005 with 287 to follow.
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David Livingstone (19 March 1813–1 May 1873) was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and explorer in Central Africa. He was the first European to see Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya), to which he gave the English name in honour of his monarch, Queen Victoria. His meeting with H. M. Stanley gave rise to the popular quotation, "Dr Livingstone, I presume?"

Perhaps one of the most popular national heroes of the late 19th century in Victorian Britain, Livingstone had a mythic status, which operated on a number of interconnected levels: that of Protestant missionary martyr, that of working-class "rags to riches" inspirational story, that of scientific investigator and explorer, that of imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial empire.

His fame as an explorer helped drive forward the obsession with discovering the sources of the River Nile that formed the culmination of the classic period of European geographical discovery and colonial penetration of the African continent. At the same time his missionary travels, "disappearance" and death in Africa, and subsequent glorification as posthumous national hero in 1874 led to the founding of several major central African Christian missionary initiatives carried forward in the era of the European "Scramble for Africa."

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