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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011.
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Last Michael Jackson home items auctioned

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A California auctioneer said buyers had 524 items to choose from at an auction of furniture from the home where pop star Michael Jackson died in 2009.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Monday, Dec. 25, 2006.
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2005, with six to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 25, the 360th day of 2004, with six to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 25, the 360th day of 2004, with six to follow.
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Ebay art fraud brings 46 months in jail

SACRAMENTO, May 26 (UPI) -- A California man convicted in the first Internet fraud prosecution based on "shill" bidding faces 46 months in federal prison.

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Today is Thursday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2003, with six to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2002, with six to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2001, with six to follow.
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Maurice Utrillo, born Maurice Valadon, (26 December 1883 – 5 November 1955) was a French painter who specialized in cityscapes. Born in the Montmartre quarter of Paris, France, Utrillo is one of the few famous painters of Montmartre who were born there.

Utrillo was the son of the artist Suzanne Valadon (born Marie-Clémentine Valadon), who was then an eighteen-year-old artist's model. She never revealed who had been the father of her child; speculation exists that he was the offspring from a liaison with an equally young amateur painter named Boissy, or with the well established painter, Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes, or even with Renoir (see below under Utrillo's Paternity). In 1891 a Spanish artist, Miguel Utrillo y Molins, signed a legal document acknowledging paternity, although the question remains as to whether he was in fact the child's father.

Valadon, who had become a model after a fall from a trapeze ended her chosen career as a circus acrobat, found that posing for Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and others provided her with an opportunity to study their techniques; in some cases, she had also become their mistress. She taught herself to paint, and when Toulouse-Lautrec introduced her to Edgar Degas, he became her mentor. Eventually she became a peer of the artists she had posed for.

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