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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 7, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2005 with 24 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 7, the 342nd day of 2004 with 24 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2003 with 24 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2002 with 24 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Today is a "date that will live in infamy." On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The raid, which lasted a little more than an hour, killed nearly 3,000 people and nearly destroyed the entire U.S. Paci
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Dec. 2-8.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2001 with 24 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 7.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 3.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Leo Hendrik Baekeland (Sint-Martens-Latem (near Ghent), November 14, 1863 - February 23, 1944) was a Belgian chemist who invented Velox photographic paper (1893) and Bakelite (1907), an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile, and popular plastic.

Born in Sint-Martens-Latem near Ghent, Belgium, Baekeland was the son of a cobbler and a maid. He graduated with honors from the Ghent Municipal Technical School and was awarded a scholarship by the City of Ghent to study chemistry at the University of Ghent, where he acquired a PhD summa cum laude at the age of 21. He was subsequently appointed associate professor of chemistry in 1889, and married CĂ©line Swarts, the daughter of his head of department.

In 1889 Baekeland honeymooned in New York, where he met Richard Anthony, of the E. and H.T. Anthony photographic company. Baekeland had already invented a process to develop photographic plates using water instead of chemicals, and was interested in moving to America; Anthony saw potential in the young chemist and offered him a job.

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