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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Portraits of the U.S. founding fathers often portray them with white powdered wigs and many think they were older than the young men they were, an expert says.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct, 2, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanacs for Monday, Oct. 2, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2005 with 90 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 2, the 276th day of 2004 with 90 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2003 with 90 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

On this date in 2001, NATO told the United States it had made its case for military help in its war on terrorism. NATO said the U.S. had shown sufficient evidence that Osama bin Laden and his organization were responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attack
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2002 with 90 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Sept. 30-Oct. 6.
By United Press International

Analysis: The truth on 'Gitmo' prisoners

HIGHLANDS, N.C., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A major international debate now concerns the prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. What is their status? What will be their legal fate?
JOHN ARMOR
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John André (May 2, 1750 – October 2, 1780) was a British army officer hanged as a spy during the American Revolutionary War. This was due to an incident in which he assisted Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the fort at West Point, New York to the British Army.

André was born on May 2, 1750 in London to wealthy Huguenot parents, Antoine André, a merchant from Geneva, Switzerland, and Marie Louise Girardot, from Paris, France. At age 20, he entered the British Army and joined his regiment, the 23rd Foot, in Canada in 1774 as a lieutenant. He was captured at Fort Saint-Jean by General Richard Montgomery in November 1775, and held a prisoner at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, until December 1776, when he was exchanged. He was promoted to captain in the 26th Foot on January 18, 1777, and to major in 1778.

He was a great favourite in society, both in Philadelphia and New York, during their occupation by the British Army. During his nearly nine months in Philadelphia, André occupied Benjamin Franklin's house, where it is claimed he took items from Franklin's home when the British left Philadelphia. He had a lively and pleasant manner and could draw and paint and cut silhouette pictures, as well as sing and write verses. He was a fluent writer who carried on much of General Clinton's correspondence. He was fluent in English, French, German, and Italian. He also wrote many comic verses.

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