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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007.
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Peruvian skull rewrites history

LIMA, June 20 (UPI) -- Archeologists in Peru have discovered what they believe to be the earliest victim of a gunshot wound in the Americas.

Ancient Peruvian metallurgy studied

EDMONTON, Alberta, April 19 (UPI) -- A Canadian-led study has reported the first scientific evidence that ancient Peruvian civilizations in the central Andes Mountains smelted metals.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2006 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2005 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2004 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2003 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays was one of the leaders of more than 1,000 rebels who sought redress of their grievances during an uprising that began on this date in 1786. What became known as "Shays Rebellion" included attacks on courts of law and
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2002 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly package of A Blast from the Past for Aug. 26-Sept. 1.
By United Press International
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Francisco Pizarro González, Marquess (Spanish pronunciation: ; c. 1471 or 1476 – 26 June 1541) was a Spanish conquistador, conqueror of the Incan Empire, and founder of Lima, the modern-day capital of the Republic of Peru.

Pizarro was born in the town of Trujillo, in modern day Extremadura, Spain. Sources differ in the birth year they assign to him: 1471, 1475–1478, or unknown. He was an out-of-wedlock son of Gonzalo Pizarro Rodríguez de Aguilar (senior) (1446–1522) who as colonel of infantry served in the Italian campaigns under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, and in Navarre, with some distinction. His mother was Francisca González Mateos, a woman of slender means from Trujillo, daughter of Juan Mateos, of the family called Los Roperos, and wife María Alonso, labradores pecheros from Trujillo. His mother married late in life and had a son Francisco Martín de Alcántara, married to Inés Muñoz, who from the beginning was at the conquest of Peru, where he then lived, always at his brother's side, who held him always as one of his most trusted men. Through his father, Francisco was second cousin once removed to Hernán Cortés, the famed conquistador of the Aztec Empire.

On 13 February 1502, Pizarro sailed from Spain with the newly appointed Governor of Hispaniola, Nicolás de Ovando y Cáceres, on a fleet of 30 ships. It was the largest fleet that had ever sailed to the New World. The 30 ships carried 2,500 colonists.

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