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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 9, 2012.
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Mobster Mickey Spillane's son dies in fall

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- Actor Bobby Spillane, son of the late mobster Mickey Spillane, died Saturday in a fall from his six-floor apartment in New York, a relative said.

Gossip columnist's suit dismissed

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Attorneys for a former New York gossip writer were preparing Wednesday to appeal a decision dismissing his defamation suit against U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, March 9, 2007.
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Writer Mickey Spillane dead at 88

COLUMBIA, S.C., July 18 (UPI) -- Writer and actor Mickey Spillane, who wrote the "Mike Hammer" mystery books, has died in Murells Inlet, S.C., at age 88. Spillane would often say that he was a writer and not an author, but he still managed to write 13 "Mike Hammer" mysteries plus nine ot

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Today is Thursday, March 9, the 68th day of 2006 with 297 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, March 9, the 68th day of 2005 with 297 to follow.
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Californian wins Whitney Biennial prize

NEW YORK, Nev., May 5 (UPI) -- The $100,000 Bucksbaum award has been awarded to Californian Raymond Pettibon for drawings that reflect and comment on the American experience.

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This is Tuesday, March 9, the 69th day of 2004 with 297 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, March 9, the 68th day of 2003 with 297 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, March 9, the 68th day of 2002 with 297 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
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Frank Morrison Spillane (March 9, 1918 – July 17, 2006), better known as Mickey Spillane, was an American author of crime novels, many featuring his signature detective character, Mike Hammer. More than 225 million copies of his books have sold internationally. In 1980, Spillane was responsible for seven of the top 15 all-time bestselling fiction titles in America.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Spillane was the only child of his Irish-American bartender father, John Joseph Spillane, and his Scottish mother, Catherine Anne. Spillane attended Erasmus Hall High School, graduating in 1935. He started writing while in high school, briefly attended Fort Hays State College in Kansas and worked a variety of jobs, including summers as a lifeguard at Breezy Point, Queens, and a period as a trampoline artist for the Barnum and Bailey circus.

In 1951, Spillane became a Jehovah's Witness. Mickey and Mary Ann Spillane had four children (Caroline, Kathy, Michael, Ward), and their marriage ended in 1962. In November 1965, he married his second wife, nightclub singer Sherri Malinou, who later posed nude for the cover of The Erection Set (1972), a novel dedicated to her. After that marriage ended in divorce (and a lawsuit) in 1983, Spillane shared his waterfront house in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, with his third wife, Jane Rogers Johnson, whom he married in October 1983. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo ravaged his Murrells Inlet house to such a degree it had to be almost entirely reconstructed. A TV interview showed Spillane standing in the ruins of his house. He received an Edgar Allan Poe Grand Master Award in 1995. Spillane's novels went out of print, but in 2001, the New American Library began reissuing them.

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