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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.
By United Press International
Cusacks attend Roger Ebert's memorial at Chicago Theatre

Cusacks attend Roger Ebert's memorial at Chicago Theatre

CHICAGO, April 12 (UPI) -- Film stars John and Joan Cusack were among the attendees at "Roger Ebert: A Celebration of Life," a memorial held at the Chicago Theatre.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.
By United Press International

Fed will monitor inflation, Bernanke says

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday the link between rising oil prices and inflation had weakened in the past 40 years.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 12, 2007.
By United Press International

Dick Gregory to honor MLK in speech

AURORA, Ill., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Comedian, author and activist Dick Gregory will speak in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the U.S. holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

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

Milwaukee hosts NAACP convention

MILWAUKEE, July 9 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett welcomed 10,000 people drawn to the city Saturday by the NAACP convention.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 12, the 286th day of 2004 with 80 to follow.
By United Press International

Congressman, comic cuffed at Sudan protest

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Rep. Joe Hoeffel. D-Pa., and comedian-activist Dick Gregory were arrested Tuesday during a protest at the Sudanese embassy in Washington.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

A woman detained by security guards for a burglary escaped via a 10th-floor window of a Times Square building in New York City and survived.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2003 with 80 to follow.
By United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T
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Dick Gregory
Comedian and activist Dick Gregory speaks to the NAACP's 2006 convention at the Washington Convention Center on July 18, 2006. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Dick Gregory (born Richard Claxton Gregory on October 12, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American comedian, social activist, social critic, writer and entrepreneur.

Gregory is an influential American comic who has used his performance skills to convey to both white and black audiences his political message on civil rights. His social satire changed the way white Americans perceived African American comedians since he first performed in public.

Influenced to stand up for civil rights by his early surroundings of poverty and violence, Gregory became the first comedian to successfully perform for both black and white audiences.

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