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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
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MPs told to stop touching statues of former prime ministers

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Statues of former prime ministers in the British House of Commons need protection from members of Parliament who touch them for luck, leaders say.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.
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Blair reportedly faces police interview

LONDON, July 14 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair faces a police interview when he returns from his summer holiday, The Times of London reports.

Helena Bonham-Carter buys her family manor

SUTTON COURTENAY, England, March 24 (UPI) -- British actress Helena Bonham-Carter has bought a historic mansion in Oxfordshire that was once owned by her great-great grandfather.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2006 with 348 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2005 with 348 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2004 with 349 to follow.
By United Press International

Commentary: Gareth Jones, hero of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- What can you expect if you fearlessly expose the systematic, genocidal murder of 10 million people?
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

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Today is Friday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2003 with 348 to follow.
By United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Providence has at last blessed a great actor with a film franchise that lifts him above the pack of superior actors with modest followings. The man of the hour is Anthony Hopkins, impeccably trained in the British theater, steeped in Shakespeare and other
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2002 with 348 to follow.
By United Press International
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David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor OM, PC (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a British Liberal politician and statesman. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the head of a wartime coalition government between the years 1916-1922 and was the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926-1931.

During a long tenure of office, mainly as Chancellor of the Exchequer, he was a key figure in the introduction of many reforms which laid the foundations of the modern welfare state. He was the last Liberal to be Prime Minister, as his coalition premiership was supported more by Conservatives than by his own Liberals, and the subsequent split was a key factor in the decline of the Liberal Party as a serious political force. When he eventually became leader of the Liberal Party a decade later he was unable to lead it back to power.

He is best known as the highly energetic Prime Minister (1916–1922) who guided the Empire through the First World War to victory over Germany. He was a major player at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 that reordered the world after the Great War. Lloyd George was a devout evangelical and an icon of 20th century liberalism as the founder of the welfare state. He is regarded as having made a greater impact on British public life than any other 20th century leader, thanks to his leadership of the war effort, his postwar role in reshaping Europe, and his introduction of the welfare state before the war.

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