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UPI almanacs for Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2006 with 146 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2005 with 146 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 25, the 206th day of 2006 with 159 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2005 with 77 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 25, the 206th day of 2005 with 159 to follow.
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Film academy sets Garbo centennial tribute

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will hold a centennial tribute to legendary actress Greta Garbo, academy officials said Friday.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 15, the 289th day of 2004 with 77 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 7, the 220th day of 2004 with 146 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 25, the 207th day of 2004 with 159 to follow.
By United Press International

Report: Mata Hari framed by French

PARIS, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The striptease double agent for France and Germany during World War I reportedly was ordered executed by a judge simply because he didn't like loose women.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2003 with 77 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2003 with 146 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2003 with 159 to follow.
By United Press International

Film of the Week: 'Confessions'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- It's remarkably hard to make a good movie. As evidence, consider that Charlie Kaufman, author and main character of the delightful "Adaptation," is today's hott
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
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Mata Hari was the stage name of Margaretha Geertruida "Grietje" Zelle (7 August 1876, Leeuwarden – 15 October 1917, Vincennes), a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy who, although possibly innocent, was executed by firing squad in France for espionage for Germany during World War I.

Margaretha Geertruida Zelle was born in Leeuwarden, Friesland in the Netherlands, the eldest of four children of Adam Zelle (2 October 1840, Leeuwarden - 13 March 1910, Amsterdam) and first wife (m. Franeker, 4 June 1873) Antje van der Meulen (21 April 1842, Franeker - 9 May 1891, Leeuwarden). She had three brothers. Her father owned a hat store, made successful investments in the oil industry, and became affluent enough to give Margaretha a lavish early childhood. Thus, Margaretha attended only exclusive schools until age 13.

However, Margaretha's father went bankrupt in 1889, her parents divorced soon thereafter, and Margaretha's mother died in 1891. Her father remarried in Amsterdam on 9 February 1893 to Susanna Catharina ten Hoove (11 March 1844, Amsterdam - 1 December 1913, Amsterdam), with whom he had no children. The family had fallen apart and Margaretha moved to live with her godfather, Mr. Visser, in Sneek. In Leiden, she studied to be a kindergarten teacher, but when the headmaster began to flirt with her conspicuously, she was removed from the institution by her offended godfather. After only a few months, she fled to her uncle's home in The Hague.

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