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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 19, 2007.
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Yale to return relics to Peru

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Yale University has agreed to return to Peru hundreds of museum-quality relics taken from Machu Picchu -- the Lost City of the Incas -- nearly 100 years ago.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006.
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Today is Saturday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2005 with 42 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Nov. 19, the 324th day of 2004 with 42 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2003 with 42 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2002 with 42 to follow.
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The Art World: Can Machu Picchu be saved?

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- Machu Picchu, the ruins of an Inca city high in the Peruvian Andes, is in danger of serious damage from tourism and land erosion that the Peruvian government seems unable or unwilling to control.
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Gizmorama: Life in the tech age

Tau proteins, it turns out, are indicators of the presence of Alzheimer's disease. A great deal of study has been devoted to isolating these proteins in autopsy results.
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Lost city in Cusco discovered

Lima, PERU, March 18 (SPECIAL FROM TIEMPO DEL MUNDO) -- The legend of a lost city belonging to the millenial Incan culture became reality with the discovery of an impressive Inca site with more than 100 structures in ruins in the mountains southeast of Pe
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Today is Monday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2001 with 42 to follow.
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Hiram Bingham
Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) (four from right), Rep. Rob Simmons (D-CN) (three form right) and the family of Hiram Bingham IV, attend an unveiling ceremony for the US Postal Service's stamp honoring Hiram Bingham IV, a US Diplomat who was credited with saving thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, in Washington on May 24, 2006. (UPI Photo/USPS)
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Hiram Bingham (1789–1869), was leader of the first group of Protestant missionaries to introduce Christianity to the Hawaiian islands.

Bingham was descended from Deacon Thomas Bingham who had come to the American colonies in 1650 and settled in Connecticut. He was born October 30, 1789 in Bennington, Vermont. He was one of thirteen children of his father Calvin Bingham and mother Lydia. He attended Middlebury College and the Andover Theological Seminary. He broke off an engagement and found a new bride, Sybil Mosley, in order to become a missionary. On October 23, 1819 he was sent from Boston aboard the brig Thaddeus along with Asa and Lucy Goodale Thurston to lead a mission by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

Bingham and his wife arrived first on the Island of Hawaii in 1820, and then sailed on to Honolulu April 19. In 1823, Queen Kaʻahumanu and six high chiefs requested baptism. Soon after, the government banned prostitution and drunkenness, which resulted in the shipping industry and the foreign community resenting Bingham's impact. Bingham was involved in the creation of the spelling system for the Hawaiian Language and also translated some books of the Bible into Hawaiian.

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