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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
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Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Portraits of the U.S. founding fathers often portray them with white powdered wigs and many think they were older than the young men they were, an expert says.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
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Sequestration politics: Obama taxes like King George

Sequestration politics: Obama taxes like King George

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has taken the middle class hostage in a thinly veiled bid to hike their taxes.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
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Antarctic tract named for Queen Elizabeth

LONDON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II received two Jubilee gifts Tuesday, 60 lacquered place mats from Britain's Cabinet and a large swath of Antarctica from the Foreign Office.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 4, 2012.
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Captain pleads guilty in equipment theft

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army captain pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to steal military equipment and sell it to an Iraqi businessman, the Justice Department said.

Canada's Strait of Georgia may be renamed

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 9 (UPI) -- An Indian group recommends that the Strait of Georgia on the west coast of Canada be changed to Salish Sea to honor the tribe that lives in the area.

Maps are early jigsaw puzzles

LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- Early jigsaw puzzles, world maps used to teach geography to the children of Britain's King George III, have gone on display in London.

Arsenic may've caused madness bouts

LONDON, July 22 (UPI) -- A report in Britain's Lancet says high concentrations of arsenic were found in a sample of King George III's hair, which may explain his bouts of madness.

Internet auction features Elvis tooth

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 7 (UPI) -- An actual tooth from Elvis Presley along with a lock of his hair and a commemorative 24-carat-gold record, are being auctioned on eBay.
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