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Today is Monday June 19, the 170th day of 2006 with 195 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 5, the 95th day of 2006 with 270 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 19, the 170th day of 2005 with 195 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 5, the 95th day of 2005 with 270 to follow.
By United Press International

Meryl Streep wins Emmy for 'Angels'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep won the Emmy for Oustanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie at the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 19, the 171st day of 2004 with 195 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 5, the 96th day of 2004 with 270 to follow.
By United Press International

Feiffer's bold but flawed 'Bad Friend'

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- Theatrical focus has finally been brought to the post World War II era when the opposition of "progressive" American Jews to the communist witch-hunting of Sen.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 19, the 170th day of 2003 with 195 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 5, the 95th day of 2003 with 270 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from ther Past

It was on this date in 1951 that Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death in New York for stealing atomic secrets for the Soviet Union. The Rosenbergs were the only married couple ever executed together in the United States. Their execution -- o
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for March 31-April 6.
By United Press International

Retired sergeant convicted in spy case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Retired Air Force Sgt. Bryan Regan was convicted Thursday of attempting to sell national military secrets to Iraq and China. A federal jury in Alexandria, Va., still must decide if the secrets were serious enough to warrant the death penalty.

Hollywood Digest

WILL THERE BE ANOTHER 'TREK'?
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Feature: Canada marks 1945 defection

TORONTO, July 31 (UPI) -- This past week Heritage Minister Sheila Copps designated the 1945 defection of Soviet code clerk Igor Gouzenko an event of National Historic Significance.
GEORGE JONAS, For United Press International
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Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg (Born Evan Adintori) (September 28, 1915 – June 19, 1953) and Julius Rosenberg (May 12, 1918 – June 19, 1953) were American communists who were convicted and executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage during a time of war. The charges related to their passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. This was the first execution of civilians for espionage in United States history.

Since the execution, the government has released materials in 1995 from decoded Soviet cables, codenamed VENONA, which supported courtroom testimony that Julius acted as a courier and recruiter for the Soviets, but cast doubt on the level of Ethel's involvement. The decision to execute the Rosenbergs was, and still is, controversial. The New York Times, in an editorial on the 50th anniversary of the execution (June 19, 2003) wrote, "The Rosenberg's case still haunts American history, reminding us of the injustice that can be done when a nation gets caught up in hysteria." This hysteria had both an immediate and a lasting effect; many innocent scientists, including some who were virulently anti-communist, were investigated simply for having the last name "Rosenberg." The other atomic spies who were caught by the FBI offered confessions and were not executed. Ethel's brother, David Greenglass, who supplied documents to Julius from Los Alamos, served 10 years of his 15-year sentence. Harry Gold, who identified Greenglass, served 15 years in Federal prison as the courier for Greenglass and the British scientist, Klaus Fuchs. Morton Sobell, who was tried with the Rosenbergs, served 17 years and 9 months of a 30-year sentence. In 2008, Sobell admitted he was a spy and confirmed Julius Rosenberg was "in a conspiracy that delivered to the Soviets classified military and industrial information and what the American government described as the secret to the atomic bomb."

Julius Rosenberg was born to a family of Jewish immigrants in New York City on May 12, 1918. Census records show that his family lived at 205 East 113th when he was two years old. The family moved to the Lower East Side by the time Julius was eleven.

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