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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
By United Press International
Lefties unite: It's International Left-handers Day

Lefties unite: It's International Left-handers Day

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Lefties are celebrating for the 22nd annual International Left-handers Day on Aug. 13, an event meant to celebrate their unique way of handling life.
Aileen Graef
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
By United Press International
President George W. Bush pens biography of George H.W.

President George W. Bush pens biography of George H.W.

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) --U.S. President George W. Bush, or Bush 43, has written a biography of his father, Bush 41, that is set for publication in November, his publisher says.
Frances Burns
Boehner: 'I disagree' with calls to impeach Obama

Boehner: 'I disagree' with calls to impeach Obama

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) --Speaker John Boehner squashed new rumblings from corners of his party to impeach President Obama over his executive actions, including his immigration policies.
Gabrielle Levy
Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage overturned

Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage overturned

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 1 (UPI) --Kentucky must allow same-sex couples to marry, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, staying his order until an appeals court rules in similar cases.
Frances Burns
Gallup poll: Trust in all branches of U.S. government is at historic low

Gallup poll: Trust in all branches of U.S. government is at historic low

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --Public confidence in the Supreme Court and Congress hit historic lows in June, while confidence in the presidency is at its lowest in six years, Gallup reports.
Frances Burns
Boehner says he'll sue Obama over executive actions

Boehner says he'll sue Obama over executive actions

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --House Speaker John Boehner said he planned to take the Obama administration to court over the president's use of executive actions to bypass Congress.
Gabrielle Levy
Knock his socks off: George H.W. Bush judging sock design contest

Knock his socks off: George H.W. Bush judging sock design contest

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 25 (UPI) --George H.W. Bush will be judging a sock design contest and the winning pairs will be placed in his presidential library in College Station.
Evan Bleier
Texas men arrested for trying to aide terrorism in America and Syria

Texas men arrested for trying to aide terrorism in America and Syria

HOUSTON, June 18 (UPI) --Federal authorities have arrested two men in Texas for supporting terrorists within American borders and intending to engage in a holy war in Syria.
Matt Bradwell
USS Mesa Verde joins naval strike group in Persian Gulf as Obama weighs military option in Iraq

USS Mesa Verde joins naval strike group in Persian Gulf as Obama weighs military option in Iraq

BAGHDAD, June 17 (UPI) --Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has deployed the USS Mesa Verde, an amphibious transport dock ship, to the Persian Gulf.
JC Finley
USS George H.W. Bush in Persian Gulf as contingency for Iraq military option

USS George H.W. Bush in Persian Gulf as contingency for Iraq military option

BAGHDAD, June 16 (UPI) --The USS George H.W. Bush Strike Group arrived in the Persian Gulf on Monday, the Commander, Rear Adm. DeWolfe H. Miller III, announced via Facebook.
JC Finley
Iraqi troops ordered to hold Samarra

Iraqi troops ordered to hold Samarra

SAMARRA, Iraq, June 15 (UPI) --Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki orders troops to make stand in city of Samarra against ISIS fighters.
Danielle Haynes
Flight crews aboard USS George H.W. Bush take special formation for Bush 4I's birthday

Flight crews aboard USS George H.W. Bush take special formation for Bush 4I's birthday

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --Crew members on the U.S. Navy supercarrier, named for former President George H.W. Bush, came together in formation to celebrate his 90th birthday.
Matt Bradwell
George H.W. Bush parachutes on 90th birthday

George H.W. Bush parachutes on 90th birthday

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --George H.W. Bush is getting older, but he's not slowing down: He's celebrating his 90th birthday by parachuting out of an airplane.
Gabrielle Levy
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George H.W. Bush
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George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States (1989–93). He had previously served as the 43rd Vice President (1981–89), a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence.

Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, to Senator Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. Following the attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941, at the age of 18, Bush postponed going to college and became the youngest aviator in the US Navy at the time. He served until the end of the war, then attended Yale University. Graduating in 1948, he moved his family to West Texas and entered the oil business, becoming a millionaire by the age of 40.

He became involved in politics soon after founding his own oil company, serving as a member of the House of Representatives, among other positions. He ran unsuccessfully for president of the United States in 1980, but was chosen by party nominee Ronald Reagan to be the vice presidential nominee, and the two were subsequently elected. During his tenure, Bush headed administration task forces on deregulation and fighting drug abuse.

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