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Today is Tuesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2006 with 187 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 13, the 164th day of 2006 with 201 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2006 with 343 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2005 with 123 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 27, the 178th day of 2005 with 187 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 13, the 164th day of 2005 with 201 to follow.
By United Press International

Unseen Bacon painting exported from Iran

LONDON, June 2 (UPI) -- A Francis Bacon portrait thought never to have gone on public display has been sent from Iran to Britain.

Class war over Shakespeare's identity

LONDON, June 1 (UPI) -- Britain's leading theater gurus are engaged in a class battle over the true identity of the author behind Shakespeare's plays.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2005 with 343 to follow.
By United Press International

Francis Bacon fortune spent by companion

LONDON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Francis Bacon's companion squandered most of the acclaimed 20th century British artist's $20 million estate on high living, it was reported Tuesday.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2004 with 123 to follow.
By United Press International

London art auctions prove tastes change

LONDON, June 28 (UPI) -- Last week's London art auctions proved collectors now prefer 20th century modern paintings to classics by such artists as Monet and Renoir, experts said.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 27, the 179th day of 2004 with 187 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 13, the 165th day of 2004 with 201 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2004 with 344 to follow.
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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount Saint Alban, KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author and pioneer of the scientific method. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.

Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. His works established and popularized inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today. His dedication probably led to his death, bringing him into a rare historical group of scientists who were killed by their own experiments.

Bacon was knighted in 1603, and created both the Baron Verulam in 1618, and the Viscount St Alban in 1621; as he died without heirs both peerages became extinct upon his death. He famously died of pneumonia contracted while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.

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