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List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
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Oldest grad of National Louis Univ. dies

CHICAGO, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Leila Dodge, who was the oldest living graduate of National Louis University in Chicago, has died, her family said. She was 103.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.
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Chicago's Hull House charity to close

CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Hull House charity in Chicago, founded by Jane Addams in 1889, is closing and will file for bankruptcy, the organization said.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

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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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Actor Ossie Davis dead at 87

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ossie Davis -- an actor who promoted civil rights onstage, on camera and in countless protest demonstrations -- has died at 87 at a hotel in Florida.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 6, the 250th day of 2004 with 116 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2003 with 116 to follow.
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Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was a pioneer settlement worker, founder of Hull House in Chicago, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in woman suffrage and world peace. Alongside presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson she was the most prominent reformer of the Progressive Era and helped turn the nation to issues of concern to mothers, such as the needs of children, public health and world peace. She emphasized that women have a special responsibility to clean up their communities and make them better places to live, arguing they needed the vote to be effective. Addams became a role model for middle-class women who volunteered to uplift their communities. She is increasingly being recognized as a member of the American pragmatist school of philosophy. In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Born in Cedarville, Illinois, Jane Addams was the youngest of eight children born into a prosperous Yankee family; her father was politically prominent. She was the eighth child but three of her siblings died in infancy, and another died at age 16, leaving only four by the time Addams was age eight. Her mother, Sarah Addams (née Weber), died during birth when Jane was two years old.

Addams spent her childhood playing outdoors, reading indoors, and attending Sunday school. When she was age four, she contracted tuberculosis of the spine, Potts's disease, which caused a curvature in her back and lifelong health problems. As a child, she thought she was "ugly" and later remembered wanting not to embarrass her father, when he was dressed in his Sunday best, by walking down the street with him.

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