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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 9, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 9, 2012.
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Donald Duck comment on memorial criticized

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 5 (UPI) -- A former Ohio state legislator has angered Jews in the state by appearing to suggest that a Holocaust memorial is the equivalent of a Donald Duck monument.

Disney settles Donald Duck grope lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA, May 14 (UPI) -- Disney has settled a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims an employee dressed as Donald Duck groped her at Florida's Epcot Center, court documents said.

Suit claims Donald Duck groping

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania woman's lawsuit claims she was groped by an actor dressed as Donald Duck while visiting Florida's Walt Disney World.

Donald Duck comic stirs piracy controversy

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 28 (UPI) -- The Swedish publisher of a comic book featuring Disney's Donald Duck said a recent issue featuring Internet piracy was not intended to make a political point.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 9, 2008.
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Army hires Disney to change attitudes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has enlisted Disney to improve the attitudes of staff at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, for $800,000.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, June 9, 2007.
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The Rev. Falwell dead at 73

LYNCHBURG, Va., May 15 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell, a leading fundamentalist television evangelist, died Tuesday in Lynchburg, Va. He was 73.

'Id' cartoon wizard Brant Parker dies

LYNCHBURG, Va., April 17 (UPI) -- Brant Parker, the co-creator of the comic "The Wizard of Id," who portrayed medieval kingdom for more than 30 years, died in Lynchburg, Va. He was 86.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 9, the 160th day of 2006 with 205 to follow.
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Watercooler Stories

Woman, 75, fights off Florida alligator ... Norway's richest man no longer Norwegian ... Google takes up cage-free eggs ... Rocky statue to get a home at last ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Rocky statue to get a home at last

PHILADELPHIA, May 11 (UPI) -- A statue of Sylvester Stallone that was a prop in the third "Rocky" movie is finally getting a home near the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Mickey Mouse is back in the house

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Mickey Mouse returns revamped in "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", a new series for preschool children that began Friday on the Disney Channel.
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Donald Duck
Singer LeAnn Rimes is joined by Donald Duck as she waves to fans from a float during the 79th Macy's Thanksgivings Day parade on November 24, 2005 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Donald Fauntleroy Duck is an American cartoon character created by Walt Disney and Dick Lundy and licensed by the Walt Disney Company. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie. Donald's most famous personality trait is his easily provoked and explosive temper. Along with his friend Mickey Mouse, Donald is one of the most popular Disney characters and was included in TV Guide's list of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time in 2002.

According to the Disney canon, Donald's birthday is officially recognized as June 9, 1934, the day his debut film, The Wise Little Hen, was released. However, in The Three Caballeros (1944), his birthday is given as simply "Friday the 13th", which is in reference to the bad luck he experiences in almost all his cartoon appearances. Donald's Happy Birthday (short) gives his birthday as March 13. The 1942 short "Donald Gets Drafted", as well as the Quack Pack episode All Hands on Duck, also reveals his full name to be Donald Fauntleroy Duck. Donald Duck is a well-known and very popular character especially in Scandinavian countries. Donald's 1942 short film, Der Fuehrer's Face, won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film.

Donald's voice, one of the most identifiable voices in all of animation, was performed by voice actor Clarence "Ducky" Nash up to his death in 1985. It was largely this semi-intelligible speech that would cement Donald's image into audiences' minds and help fuel both Donald's and Nash's rise to stardom. In 1969, Disney On Parade which toured all over the United States and Canada, hired Valeria G. as the live voice of Donald Duck. Ms. Valeria did the voice for 3 years. Since 1985, Donald has been voiced by Tony Anselmo, who was trained by Nash for the role.

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