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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
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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.
Sequestration politics: Obama taxes like King George

Sequestration politics: Obama taxes like King George

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has taken the middle class hostage in a thinly veiled bid to hike their taxes.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
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Antarctic tract named for Queen Elizabeth

LONDON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II received two Jubilee gifts Tuesday, 60 lacquered place mats from Britain's Cabinet and a large swath of Antarctica from the Foreign Office.
A new shot heard round the world

A new shot heard round the world

BRICK, N.J., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- There had been a new "shot heard round the world" and it's signals a sea change in the U.S. political system and realities.
MORGAN STRONG, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.
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Prince Philip sets record as royal consort

Prince Philip sets record as royal consort

LONDON, April 18 (UPI) -- The British royal family passed another milestone Saturday when Prince Philip became the longest-serving consort of a monarch in the country's history.

Canada's Strait of Georgia may be renamed

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 9 (UPI) -- An Indian group recommends that the Strait of Georgia on the west coast of Canada be changed to Salish Sea to honor the tribe that lives in the area.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008.
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Chancellor rejects U.S. claim to dukedom

LONDON, April 20 (UPI) -- The British Lord Chancellor has rejected a California man's claim to be the ninth duke of Leinster.

Maps are early jigsaw puzzles

LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- Early jigsaw puzzles, world maps used to teach geography to the children of Britain's King George III, have gone on display in London.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 29, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2006 with 336 to follow.
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George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820 ) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of these two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors he was born in Britain and spoke English as his first language. Despite his long life, he never visited Hanover.

George III's long reign was marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places farther afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia. Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. However, many of its American colonies were soon lost in the American War of Independence, which led to the establishment of the United States of America. A series of wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France, over a 20-year period, finally concluded in the defeat of Napoleon in 1815.

In the later part of his life, George III suffered from recurrent, and eventually permanent, mental illness. Medical practitioners were baffled by this at the time, although it has since been suggested that he suffered from the blood disease porphyria. After a final relapse in 1810, a regency was established, and George III's eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regent. On George III's death, the Prince Regent succeeded his father as George IV. Historical analysis of George III's life has gone through a "kaleidoscope of changing views" which have depended heavily on the prejudices of his biographers and the sources available to them.

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