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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
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Eleanor Roosevelt ranked best first lady

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A poll of historians has again ranked Eleanor Roosevelt the best first lady in American history, with current first lady Michelle Obama ranked fifth.
Joan Mondale, wife of former vice president, dies

Joan Mondale, wife of former vice president, dies

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Joan Mondale, the wife of former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale known for her advocacy of the arts, died Monday in a Minneapolis hospice, her family said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
By United Press International
Jean Stapleton, 'All in the Family's' Edith Bunker, dies at 90

Jean Stapleton, 'All in the Family's' Edith Bunker, dies at 90

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- Jean Stapleton, who starred as Archie Bunker's wife Edith in the TV comedy, "All in the Family," has died at her New York home, her family said. She was 90.
Politics 2013: Michelle Obama's second term as first lady

Politics 2013: Michelle Obama's second term as first lady

First lady Michelle Obama's appearance during the introduction of nominees for the 2013 Academy Award's Best Picture created drama in its own right, prompting some on both sides of the political aisle to wonder about the seemliness her live satellite feed with presenter Jack Nicholson.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Clinton 'not inclined' to run in 2016

Clinton 'not inclined' to run in 2016

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she is "not inclined" to run for president in 2016 but did not rule out the prospect entirely.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.
By United Press International

Wyatt, minister, labor activist dies at 88

CHICAGO, March 29 (UPI) -- The Rev. Addie L. Wyatt, one of the first black union leaders in the United States, has died in Chicago, a hospital nursing assistant said. She was 88.

Michelle Obama in Boston for fundraiser

BOSTON, March 9 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama traveled to Boston Friday to speak on her husband's behalf at a $5,000- to $25,000-a-head dinner at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.
By United Press International

Human rights declaration 60 years old

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Wednesday marked the 60th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, said activists who urged more be done.
Kennedy, Michelle backfire on Obama

Kennedy, Michelle backfire on Obama

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The first day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver went exactly the way Barack Obama wanted it to -- and it was a catastrophe for him and his party.
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Oregon eager to have candidates visit

Oregon eager to have candidates visit

EUGENE, Ore., March 20 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., may have the distinction of holding one of the last in a string of presidential campaign rallies at an Oregon landmark.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007.
By United Press International

FBI cracks missing Buck manuscript case

PHILADELPHIA, June 27 (UPI) -- The FBI has recovered a typewritten copy of "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck and other materials courtesy of a tip from a Philadelphia auction house.

Activist Sally Lilienthal dead at 87

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Human rights activist and sculptor Sally Lilienthal has died at a San Francisco hospital at the age of 87.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006.
By United Press International

Riggs bank's archives rich in history

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- PNC Bank of Pittsburgh may have inherited a treasure trove of U.S. historical artifacts in its take over of the Riggs Bank in Washington.

Tom Morello honored for activism

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello and actor Danny Glover will be honored during the second Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards in Washington.

Poll: King more revered in death

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King may be regarded as the greatest civil rights leader of the 20th century but he is revered more in death than he ever was admired in life. About 25 percent of U.S. workers had MLK Day off Monday, 20 years after King's birthday became a f

Theodore Puck, genome pioneer, dies at 89

DENVER, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Theodore Puck, the Denver scientist who was a pioneer in studying the human genome and founded the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, has died at age 89.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2005 with 81 to follow.
By United Press International

Cynthia Nixon goes from 'ER' to 'House'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Emmy-winner Cynthia Nixon played a patient at County General on NBC's "ER" last season and is now seeking treatment from Dr. Gregory "House" on Fox.
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