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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007.
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Today is Monday, July 3, the 184th day of 2006 with 181 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2006 with 338 to follow.
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Scotland's treasures to come out of hiding

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Many companies in Scotland have agreed to unveil their private art collections -- which include some of the country's most distinguished works of art.

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French arts festival 'hits new depths'... German feel-good book not so accurate... Parrot mimics doorbell, sirens... Giant mice decimating rare Atlantic birds... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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German feel-good book not so accurate

BERLIN, July 25 (UPI) -- A new German schoolbook that claims Germans invented just about everything has come under ridicule as inaccurate by the German media.

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Today is Sunday, July 3, the 184th day of 2005 with 181 to follow.
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John Logie Baird FRSE (1888-1946) was a Scottish engineer and inventor of the world's first practical, publicly demonstrated television system, and also the world's first fully electronic colour television tube. Although Baird's electromechanical system was eventually displaced by purely electronic systems (such as those of Philo Farnsworth), his early successes demonstrating working television broadcasts and his colour and cinema television work earn him a prominent place in television's invention.

In 2002, Logie Baird was ranked number 44 in the list of the "100 Greatest Britons" following a UK-wide vote. In 2006, Logie Baird was also named as one of the 10 greatest Scottish scientists in history, having been listed in the National Library of Scotland's 'Scottish Science Hall of Fame'.

Baird was born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire (Helensburgh is now in the Argyll and Bute council area). He was educated at Larchfield Academy (now part of Lomond School), Helensburgh; the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College (which later became the University of Strathclyde); and the University of Glasgow. His degree course was interrupted by World War I and he never returned to graduate.

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