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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2006 with 116 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2005 with 116 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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Today is Monday, Sept. 6, the 250th day of 2004 with 116 to follow.
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South Africa displays banned painting

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 6 (UPI) -- A once banned painting called "The Black Christ," discovered in a London basement, is now hanging in a South African gallery.

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Today is Saturday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2003 with 116 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2002 with 116 to follow.
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Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd (Amsterdam, 8 September 1901 – Cape Town, 6 September 1966) was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1958 until his assassination in 1966. Unlike his predecessors, Verwoerd was not born in South Africa, but immigrated at age two with his parents from the Netherlands. He had an elder brother named Leendert and a younger sister named Lucie.

A polarizing figure, he is considered to be the primary architect of the official policy of apartheid, and was Prime Minister during the Sharpeville Massacre, the banning of the African National Congress and Pan Africanist Congress, and the Rivonia Trial. He also presided over the establishment of a republic through 1960 South Africa referendum.

Numerous major roads in towns and cities in South Africa are named after Verwoerd, although almost all of them have now been renamed. The Gariep Dam in the Free State, and Port Elizabeth Airport in the eastern Cape were formerly named H. F. Verwoerd, as was the town of Verwoerdburg (now Centurion) and H.F. Verwoerd Hospital (now Steve Biko Academic Hospital). Hendrik Verwoerd Drive, in Randburg, was renamed Bram Fischer Drive at the end of September 2007.

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