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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.
By United Press International

Head of Northern Ireland police promises prison for violent protesters

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The head of Northern Ireland's police force promised prison terms Saturday for loyalists responsible for a night of violence that injured 56 officers.

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Report: Mindy McCready's beau, David Wilson, shot himself ... Singer Elton John becomes second-time dad at age 65 ... Prince Harry tops Town & Country's eligible bachelor list ... Chris Tomlin's 'Burning Lights' tops U.S. album chart ... News from United Press International.
Prince Harry tops Town & Country's eligible bachelor list

Prince Harry tops Town & Country's eligible bachelor list

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Town & Country magazine has declared Britain's Prince Harry the most eligible bachelor of 2013.

N.I. police officer finds bomb under car

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland on suspicion of placing a bomb under a police officer's car, investigators said Tuesday.

Loyalists firebomb police car in Belfast

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Loyalists protesting new rules on the British flag firebombed a squad car Monday in Belfast while an officer was inside, police in Northern Ireland said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
By United Press International

New study on stinkbugs gets $5.7 million

READING, Pa., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Agriculture Department is funding a $5.7 million study of stinkbugs, an insect now associated with crop destruction as well as being a household pest.
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George Hamilton treated for skin cancer

George Hamilton treated for skin cancer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- George Hamilton's publicist says the perpetually tan U.S. actor has undergone treatment for skin cancer.
Anderson helps roast Hasselhoff

Anderson helps roast Hasselhoff

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Pamela Anderson helped roast her former "Baywatch" co-star David Hasselhoff for a U.S. television special, Comedy Central said Wednesday.
Stars line up for 'I'm a Celebrity ...'

Stars line up for 'I'm a Celebrity ...'

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- George Hamilton, Samantha Fox and Camilla Dallerup have signed up to compete in Britain's version of "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" producers said.
Age turning Hamilton from actor to 'icon'

Age turning Hamilton from actor to 'icon'

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actor George Hamilton says since turning 70 he has noticed he is referred to as an "icon" more often than simply an "aging actor."
Poll: Rourke & Hilton make ideal couple

Poll: Rourke & Hilton make ideal couple

MIAMI, June 3 (UPI) -- Male respondents to an online poll said U.S. actor Mickey Rourke and red-carpet fixture Paris Hilton would make an ideal older celeb/younger starlet couple.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007.
By United Press International
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George Hamilton
Washington: Three members of an Ad Hoc Committee to Draft George Hamilton, who has been connected romantically with President Johnson's eldest daughter Lynda Bird, picket in front of the White House 7/17/1966. Hamilton, a movie star, has been exempted from the draft because he is the sole support of his mother. L to R: Kathy Fitzgerald, 20; Phil Key, 19; and Carol Sitarsky, 21. A security guard and a passer-by watch the demonstrators. (UPI Photo)
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George Hamilton (April 13, 1781 – January 7, 1839) was a lumber baron and public official in Upper Canada.

Hamilton was born at Hamwood House, in County Meath, Republic of Ireland in 1781 and came to Quebec City sometime before 1807. He was a descendant of the Hamiltons of Killyleagh Castle, Co. Down, and the third son of Charles Hamilton (d.1818), who built Hamwood House, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Crewe Chetwood of Woodbrook, Queen's County.

He and his brother, William, were merchants importing Madeira wine and selling other goods. In 1809, they set themselves up in the timber trade in Lower Canada, exporting lumber and supplying shipbuilders. As a result of a timber operator being unable to honour his contract, they became owners of a mill at Hawkesbury, Ontario associated with lumbering along the Rideau River. During the War of 1812, George served in the Quebec militia reaching the rank of major. When his brother retired, he moved to Hawkesbury to look after the mill. In 1816, Hamilton became a Justice of the Peace and judge in the new Ottawa District Court of Upper Canada. During the 1820s, a downturn in the timber trade resulted in hard times for the Hamilton family and the business teetered on the edge of bankruptcy.

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