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Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic gold medal goes up for auction

Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic gold medal goes up for auction

Dec. 3 (UPI) --Bidding on one of four gold medals won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics has already topped $200,000.
Evan Bleier

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.
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Daughters of Olympic champ Owens protest removal of name from school

Daughters of Olympic champ Owens protest removal of name from school

CHICAGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The daughters of Olympic champion Jesse Owens are protesting a decision by school officials to remove their father's name from an elementary school.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
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Racist letters among FBI sports files

Racist letters among FBI sports files

BOSTON, July 8 (UPI) -- A racist death threat against Boston Celtics coaching legend Red Auerbach is among the recently released FBI files related to New England sports figures.

95-year-old top of the world in discus

SEATTLE, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- At 95, Leon "Joss" Joslin of Seattle, a former teammate of President Gerald Ford and Jesse Owens, is used to being a champion.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2006 with 110 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2006 with 144 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Sept. 12, the 255h day of 2005 with 110 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2005 with 144 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2004 with 110 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2004 with 144 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2003 with 110 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2003 with 144 to follow.
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Owens Award winners announced

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery Tuesday were named as the winners of the Jesse Owens Award for 2002.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2001 with 110 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Three days after the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, an American B-29 bomber left its base on this date in 1945 and headed for the Japanese city of Kokura. However, because of bad weather over Kokura, the plane headed for a secondary target -- Nagasaki
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Today is Friday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2002 with 144 to follow.
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