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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2006 with 334 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2004 with 335 to follow.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2003 with 334 to follow.
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HOLLYWOOD, May 27 (UPI) -- From the ashes of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center catastrophe a rising star has emerged: a New York cop named Daniel Rodriguez with the voice of an angel.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2002 with 334 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
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Mario Lanza (January 31, 1921 - October 7, 1959) was an American tenor and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s.The son of Italian immigrants, he began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 15.

After appearing at the Hollywood Bowl in 1947, Lanza signed a seven-year contract with MGM's head, Louis B. Mayer, who saw his performance and was impressed by his singing. Prior to this, Lanza had made only two appearances on an operatic stage, when in 1948 he sang the role of Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly in New Orleans.

His movie debut was in That Midnight Kiss, which produced an unlikely hit song in the form of Giuseppe Verdi's operatic aria "Celeste Aida." The following year, in The Toast of New Orleans, his featured popular song "Be My Love" became his first million-selling hit. In 1951, he starred in the role of his tenor idol, Enrico Caruso (1873–1921), in the biopic, The Great Caruso, which produced another million-seller with "The Loveliest Night of the Year." It was the top-grossing film that year. The title song of his next film, Because You're Mine, featured his final million-selling hit song. The song went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. After recording the soundtrack for his next film, The Student Prince he walked out on the project after an argument with producer Dore Schary over his behavior on the set.

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