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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2006 with 322 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2005 with 322 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2004 with 323 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2003 with 322 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Mike Smith of the Dave Clark 5, who was born in 1943 (age 59); Jonathan King, who had a hit in 1965 with "Everyone's Gone To The Moon," in 1944 (age 56); Weather Report bassist Miroslav Vitous in 1947 (age 55); Jeff Grobe of Look
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 30-Dec. 6.
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2002 with 322 to follow. This is Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
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Lorne Greene was the stage name of Lyon Chaim Green O.C., LL.D. (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987), a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as "Ben Cartwright" on the long-running western Bonanza. He is also known for the shorter-lived original incarnation of the science fiction franchise of Battlestar Galactica and the award-winning Canadian television nature documentary series "Lorne Greene's New Wilderness", and many other roles spanning his long career.

Greene was born in Ottawa, Ontario to Russian Jewish immigrants, Daniel and Dora Green. Lorne Greene began acting while attending Queen's University in Kingston, where he also acquired a knack for broadcasting with the Radio Workshop of the university's Drama Guild on the campus radio station CFRC.

He gave up on a career in chemical engineering and, upon graduation, found a job as a radio broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He was assigned as the principal newsreader on the CBC National News. The CBC gave him the nickname "The Voice of Canada"; however, his role in delivering distressing war news in sonorous tones following Canada's entry into World War II in 1939 caused many listeners to call him "The Voice of Doom". During his radio days, Greene invented a stopwatch that ran backwards. Its purpose was to help radio announcers gauge how much time they had available while speaking. He also narrated documentary films, such as the National Film Board of Canada's Fighting Norway (1943). In 1957 Greene played the role of the prosecutor in the socially controversial movie Peyton Place.

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