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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
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'Gilligan's Island' professor, Russell Johnson, dies

SEATTLE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "Gilligan's Island" star Russell Johnson died of natural causes at his home in Washington state Thursday, his agent said. He was 89.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 25, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2006 with 309 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2005 with 309 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2004 with 310 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2003 with 309 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2002 with 309 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
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James Gilmore "Jim" Backus (February 25, 1913 – July 3, 1989) was a radio, television, film, and voice actor. Among his most famous roles are the voice of Mr. Magoo, the rich Hubert Updike, III on the Alan Young radio show, Joan Davis's character's husband (a domestic court judge) on TV's I Married Joan, James Dean's character's father in Rebel Without a Cause and Thurston Howell, III on the 1960s hit sitcom Gilligan's Island. He also starred in his own show of one season, The Jim Backus Show, also known as Hot off the Wire.

An avid golfer, Backus actually made the 36-hole cut at the 1964 Bing Crosby Pro-Am tournament.

James Gilmore Backus was born February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Bratenahl, Ohio, a wealthy village surrounded by greater Cleveland. He was the son of Russell Gould Backus, a mechanical engineer, and Daisy Gilmore (née Taylor) Backus. He was of Lebanese background. Backus was expelled from the Kentucky Military Institute for riding a horse through the mess hall.

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