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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 28, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 28, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, June 28, 2007.

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Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2006 with 186 to follow.
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National Book Award nominees announced

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The short list for this year's National Book Awards is dominated by historical novels and first-time nominees.

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Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2005 with 186 to follow.
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Today is Monday, June 28, the 180th day of 2004 with 186 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, June 28, the 179th day of 2003 with 186 to follow.
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Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 2002 with 186 to follow.
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712  – 2 July 1778) was a major Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism. His political philosophy heavily influenced the French Revolution, as well as the American Revolution and the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.

His novel, Émile: or, On Education is a seminal treatise on the education of the whole person for citizenship. His sentimental novel, Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse, was of great importance to the development of pre-romanticism and romanticism in fiction. Rousseau's autobiographical writings: his Confessions, which initiated the modern autobiography, and his Reveries of a Solitary Walker were among the pre-eminent examples of the late 18th-century movement known as the Age of Sensibility, featuring an increasing focus on subjectivity and introspection that has characterized the modern age. His Discourse on the Origin of Inequality and his On the Social Contract are cornerstones in modern political and social thought and make a strong case for democratic government and social empowerment.

Rousseau was also a successful composer and made important contributions to music as a theorist. During the period of the French Revolution, Rousseau was the most popular of the philosophes among members of the Jacobin Club. He was interred as a national hero in the Panthéon in Paris, in 1794, 16 years after his death.

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