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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
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Future science fiction

HERNDON, Va., July 16 (UPI) -- Leadership in Iran and North Korea leave their countries in a science fiction-type nightmare.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.
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Google celebrates H.G. Wells' birthday

BROMLEY, England, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Google has explained the presence of UFO and crop circle doodles on its main page, saying they put were to mark the birthday of British author H.G. Wells.

Going green in Europe

MOSCOW, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- In August, Spain introduced Europe's first plan for saving gas, diesel fuel and electricity, imposing stringent limits on speed and energy consumption. Given current prices for fossil fuels, other countries in Europe and the rest of the world are bound to follow suit, and many of them already are preparing to do so.
ANDREI FEDYASHIN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Defense Focus: Villain and hero -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The biggest transformation of the public mood towards major armaments corporations occurred in Britain in 1937-40.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 21, 2007.
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Researcher: Churchill borrowed from Wells

CAMBRIDGE, England, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A researcher at Britain's Cambridge University has claimed Winston Churchill borrowed lines for one of his speeches from science fiction writer H.G. Wells.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2006 with 101 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2005 with 62 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2005 with 101 to follow.
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Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction".

Wells was an outspoken socialist and sympathetic to pacifist views, although he supported the First World War once it was under way, and his later works became increasingly political and didactic. His middle-period novels (1900–1920) were less science-fictional; they covered lower-middle class life (The History of Mr Polly) and the "New Woman" and the Suffragettes (Ann Veronica).

Herbert George Wells was born at Atlas House, 47 High Street, Bromley, in the county of Kent, a small market town, on 21 September 1866. Called "Bertie" in the family, he was the fourth and last child of Joseph Wells (a former domestic gardener, and at the time a shopkeeper and professional cricketer) and his wife Sarah Neal (a former domestic servant). The family was of the impoverished lower middle class. An inheritance had allowed the family to acquire a shop in which they sold china and sporting goods, although it failed to prosper: the stock was old and worn out, and the location was poor. Joseph Wells managed to earn a meagre income, but little of it came from the shop; Joseph received an unsteady amount of money from playing professional cricket for the Kent county team. Payment for skilled bowlers and batsmen came from voluntary donations afterwards, or from small payments from the clubs where matches were played.

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