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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 15, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 15, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 15, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
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Production begins on animated 'Oz'

TORONTO, April 6 (UPI) -- Starz Animation Toronto says it has begun production on a contemporary adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."
Short, Belushi sign up for animated 'Oz'

Short, Belushi sign up for animated 'Oz'

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Canadian entertainer Martin Short and U.S. actor Jim Belushi have accepted roles in the animated production of "Dorothy of Oz," Alpine Pictures Inc. announced.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 15, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, May 15, 2007.
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'Oz' fans flocking to Munchkin Convention

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Fans of both the film and the book, "The Wizard of Oz," have gathered in West Windsor, N.J., for the annual U.S. Munchkin Convention.

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Today is Monday, May 15, the 135th day of 2006 with 230 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, May 15, the 135th day of 2005 with 230 to follow.
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The Muppets star in 'Wizard of Oz'

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- The Muppets are backed by singer Ashanti as Dorothy and Queen Latifah as Auntie Em in a fresh take on the Wizard of Oz, the New York Post reported.

Macy's windows feature Muppet movie scenes

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- Macy's New York City's flagshop store at Herald Square is featuring floral renditions of scenes from the film "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" in its windows.

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Today is Saturday, May 15, the 136th day of 2004 with 230 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 15, the 135th day of 2003 with 230 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, May 15, the 135th day of 2002 with 230 to follow.
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May 6, 1919(1919-05-06) (aged 62) Hollywood, California

Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels), 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works predicted such century-later commonplaces as television, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

Baum was born in Chittenango, New York in 1856, into a devout Methodist family of German (paternal line) and Scots-Irish (maternal line) origin, the seventh of nine children born to Cynthia Stanton and Benjamin Ward Baum, only five of whom survived into adulthood. He was named "Lyman" after his father's brother, but always disliked this name, and preferred to go by his middle name, "Frank". His mother, Cynthia Stanton, was a direct descendant of Thomas Stanton, one of the four Founders of what is now Stonington, Connecticut.

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