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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.

The Almanac

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.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 11, the 285th day of 2004 with 81 to follow.
By United Press International

Review: 'America's women'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- What quickly becomes evident in Gail Collins' "America's Women" is the fact that women are strong, resourceful, and resilient and, sooner or later, attain their goals, whether the right to vote, a career in the Armed Forces or access to jobs previously co
SHIRLEY SAAD

Study: Hormone links obesity and diabetes

DENVER, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- University of Denver researchers have established a biochemical connection between obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Health Tips ... from UPI

A little stress may be good for you, dental visits are essential when receiving some radiation therapy treatments, and other news of modern health.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

america's women

What quickly becomes evident in Gail Collins' "America's Women" is the fact that women are strong, resourceful, and resilient and, sooner or later, attain their
SHIRLEY SAAD
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Undated Portrait of an aging Eleanor Roosevelt. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (pronounced /ˈɛlɪnɔr ˈroʊzəvɛlt/; October 11, 1884–November 7, 1962) was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and assumed a role as an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an internationally prominent author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women.

In the 1940s, Roosevelt was one of the co-founders of Freedom House and supported the formation of the United Nations. Roosevelt founded the UN Association of the United States in 1943 to advance support for the formation of the UN. She was a delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1945 and 1952, a job for which she was appointed by President Harry S. Truman and confirmed by the United States Senate. During her time at the United Nations she chaired the committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. President Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.

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