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Presidents' Day -- Remembering two presidents

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Presidents' Day is set aside to recognize the February birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. As we honor them this year, it might be interesting to reflect upon the influence one book -- with its very unique perspective -- had upon the latter, written eight years after his birth.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Obama, Hollande tour Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama Monday took France's president on a tour of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia home Monticello, lauding the historic U.S.-French relationship.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
By United Press International
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.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008.
By United Press International

Dogs of War: The founding contractors

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- While many commentators acknowledge that private military and security contractors are not mercenaries, some of them still contend that their use, both qualitatively and quantitatively, is a new phenomenon, something that emerged full blown from free market apostles like Ronald Reagan, George Bush (senior and junior) and Bill Clinton.
DAVID ISENBERG

Washington, Lafayette medal sold for $5.3M

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A gold medal that once belonged to both George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette has been sold at a New York auction for $5.3 million.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007.
By United Press International

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2006 with 116 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2005 with 116 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 6, the 250th day of 2004 with 116 to follow.
By United Press International

Artful salute to St. Peterburg's 300th

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The continuing celebration of St. Petersburg's 300th birthday year has inspired the Metropolitan Museum to mount a one-gallery exhibition of art and precious ob
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2003 with 116 to follow.
By United Press International
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Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (French pronunciation: ; 6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), often known as simply Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer born in Chavaniac, in the province of Auvergne in south central France. Lafayette was a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde nationale during the French Revolution.

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