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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.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.
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Police: Ocampo linked to Yorba Linda case

SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Itzcoatl Ocampo, accused of killing four homeless men, is suspected in the Yorba Linda, Calif., stabbing deaths of a woman and one of her sons, police said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 3, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007.
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Secretary of Navy honored

FLOURTOWN, Pa., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Secretary of the U.S. Navy has received the annual Commodore John Barry Distinguished Citizen Award at the annual Navy League Dinner in Pennsylvania.

U.S. hotels ring up the New Year

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Hotel-hosted galas were popular across the United States this New Year's Eve as revelers opted for all-inclusive packages that included a place to sleep it off.

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UPI almanac for Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.
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Sixties sex icon to film her life story

LONDON, May 14 (UPI) -- Approaching her 60th birthday, British-born actress and singer Jane Birkin has decided to make a movie of her 40-year career as a sex icon.

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Today is Thursday, Nov. 3, the 307th day of 2005 with 58 to follow.
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Police say cranes used to smuggle cocaine

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Construction cranes had been allegedly used to smuggle some $100 million in cocaine into New York City for more than the past two years, police said.

New 'old' take on James Bond theme

LONDON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The original composer of the "James Bond" theme is re-recording the song with its original orchestration and lyrics, it was reported Monday. Monty Norman, 77, wrote the familiar tune for a musical based on the book, "A House for Mr. Biswas," the BBC repor

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John Barry (1745 – September 13, 1803) was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy. He is often credited as "The Father of the American Navy". Barry was born in Tacumshane, County Wexford, Ireland and appointed a Captain in the Continental Navy on December 7, 1775.

On October 31, 1767, Barry married Mary Cleary, who died in 1774. On July 7, 1777, he married Sarah Austin, daughter of Samuel Austin and Sarah Keen of New Jersey. Barry had no children, but he helped raise Patrick and Michael Hayes, children of his sister, Eleanor, and her husband, Thomas Hayes, who both died in the 1780s.

Barry died at Strawberry Hill, in present-day Philadelphia on September 13, 1803, and was buried in the graveyard of Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Center City, Philadelphia.

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