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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 10, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, July 10, 2007.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, May 30, 2007.
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U.S. medical cartoons make comeback

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Animated public health films made by cartoon legends from the 1920s through 1960s are making a comeback through the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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Today is Monday, July 10, the 191st day of 2006 with 174 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, May 30, the 150th day of 2006 with 215 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, July 10, the 191st day of 2005 with 174 to follow.
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Today is Monday, May 30, the 150th day of 2005 with 215 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, July 10, the 192nd day of 2004 with 174 to follow.
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Mel Blanc
Mel Blanc is affectionately greeted by Bugs Bunny during a memorable visit to Marriott’s Great America in Santa Clara on June 30, 1982. Blanc, the voice of the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoon characters, recently spent two days at the park and treated guests with his world famous voices. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Mel Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor and comedian. Although he began his nearly six-decade-long career performing in radio commercials, Blanc is best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. during the "Golden Age of American animation" (and later for Hanna-Barbera television productions) as the voice of such well-known characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Woody Woodpecker, Barney Rubble, Mr. Spacely, Speed Buggy, Captain Caveman, Heathcliff, Speedy Gonzales, Elmer Fudd and hundreds of others. Having earned the nickname “The Man of a Thousand Voices,” Blanc is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice-acting industry.

At the time of his death, it was estimated that 20 million people heard his voice every day.

Blanc was born Melvin Jerome Blank in San Francisco, California, to Frederick and Eva Blank. He grew up in Portland, Oregon, attending Lincoln High School. He claimed that when he was 16, he changed the spelling from "Blank" to "Blanc" because a teacher told him that he would amount to nothing and be, like his name, a "blank". Blanc joined The Order of DeMolay as a young man, and was eventually inducted into its Hall of Fame.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mel Blanc."
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