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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, May 29, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 3, the 184th day of 2006 with 181 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 3, the 184th day of 2005 with 181 to follow.
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Czechs like fictional man as top citizen

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Czechs are choosing their all-time greatest citizen, real or imaginary, the Prague Post reported Friday. Despite actual heroes like St. Wenceslas and Franz Kafka, the current leader in the popular poll is Jara Cimrman, a fictional character who first appe

Jewish Museum celebrates 100 yrs of growth

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Jewish Museum, which started as a small collection of ceremonial objects at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, is celebrating its centennial as a repository of 28,000 ethnic artifacts as well as an art institution that mounts some of the mos
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 3, the 184th day of 2003 with 181 to follow.
By United Press International

Blood test could help purge tuberculosis

OXFORD, England, April 3 (UPI) -- Mounting evidence suggests that medical scientists armed with a rapid new blood test may be able to eradicate the ancient threat of tuberculosis once and for all by hunting down reserves of the microbe hiding dormant in billions of people worldwide.

Book distribution to WWII GIs revived

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A project that distributed 120 million free copies of books to American GIs in World War II has been revived by three publishing firms that have already printed four books in the same oblong "cargo pocket" editions for servicemen on duty in the worldwide
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Kafka show makes exhibition design history

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Exhibitions dealing with famous authors no longer need to be dull displays of manuscripts, first editions, letters, photographs, and personal artifacts now that
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 3, the 184th day of 2002 with 181 to follow.
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Franz Kafka (German pronunciation: ; 3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a culturally influential German-language novelist. Contemporary critics and academics regard Kafka as one of the best writers of the 20th century. The term "Kafkaesque" has become part of the English language.

Kafka was born to middle class German-speaking Jewish parents in Prague, Bohemia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The house in which he was born, on the Old Town Square next to Prague's Church of St Nicholas, now contains a permanent exhibition devoted to the author.

Most of Kafka's writing, much of it unfinished at the time of his death, was published posthumously.

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