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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014
By United Press International
Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Portraits of the U.S. founding fathers often portray them with white powdered wigs and many think they were older than the young men they were, an expert says.

School district's reading list has more than 30 spelling errors

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., July 10 (UPI) -- New York state officials criticized a school board whose summer reading list misspells titles including "The Great Gatsby" and names including George Orwell.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 7, 2013.
By United Press International
Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award winner, said Truman's belief in building neighbors globally remains relevant today.

McCullough to speak at JFK observance

DALLAS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Dallas' observance of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death will include an address by historian David McCullough, the mayor said.
Commentary: Sandy's S.O.S.

Commentary: Sandy's S.O.S.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Hurricane Sandy’s message was loud and clear: This is just the beginning of unpredictable but ever more destructive storms.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 7, 2012.
By United Press International
Book recalls FDR-Churchill Christmas '41

Book recalls FDR-Churchill Christmas '41

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- David McCullough has written a book about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's 1941 Christmas Eve meeting with President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Museum of American History to reopen

Museum of American History to reopen

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History says it is set to reopen its doors to the public, following a two-year, $85 million renovation.

Quincy primed for 'John Adams' boost

QUINCY, Mass., March 23 (UPI) -- The city of Quincy, Mass., has made preparations for an expected boost in tourism prompted by last week's debut of the HBO series "John Adams."

'John Adams' miniseries to premiere in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- HBO announced Wednesday it is planning to premiere its historical miniseries "John Adams" at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Va.

B.B. King, 9 others get Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush Friday awarded the U.S. Medal of Freedom to 10 people, including blues musician B.B. King and Nobel laureate Joshua Lederberg.

HBO orders a second season of 'Big Love'

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- The premium cable network HBO Wednesday announced it will run a second season of its Sunday night polygamy drama, "Big Love."

Historian takes on American Revolution

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Historian David McCullough says providence may have played a role in saving George Washington's troops during the Revolutionary War.
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Co-Executive Producer Tom Hanks (L), Author David McCullough (R), and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pose for photographs before a meeting at the Capitol in Washington on March 5, 2008. Hanks and McCullough recently completed the HBO miniseries "John Adams" which focuses on the first 50 years of a post-revolutionary United States. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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David Gaub McCullough (pronounced /məˈkʌlə/; born July 7, 1933) is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, McCullough earned a degree in English literature from Yale University. His first book was The Johnstown Flood (1968); and he has since written eight more on such topics as Harry S Truman, John Adams, and the Brooklyn Bridge. McCullough has also narrated multiple documentaries, as well as the 2003 film Seabiscuit; and he hosted American Experience for twelve years. McCullough's two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, Truman and John Adams, have been adapted by HBO into a TV film and a mini-series, respectively. McCullough's most recent work, The Greater Journey, about Americans in Paris from the 1830s to the 1900s, was released on May 24, 2011.

McCullough was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Ruth (née Rankin) and Christian Hax McCullough. He is of Scotch-Irish descent. He was educated at Linden Avenue Grade School and Shady Side Academy, in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One of four sons, McCullough had a "marvelous" childhood with a wide range of interests, including sports and drawing cartoons. McCullough's parents and his grandmother, who read to him often, introduced him to books at an early age. His parents talked openly about history, a topic he feels should be discussed more often. McCullough "loved school, every day"; he contemplated many career choices ranging from architect, actor, painter, writer, lawyer, and even attending medical school.

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