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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
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Obama honors Teacher of the Year

Obama honors Teacher of the Year

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- President Obama honored a 7th-grade English teacher from Burbank, Calif., as the Teacher of the Year in a White House ceremony Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007.
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Peninsula Hotel welcomes Pitt, Jolie, kids

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Actress Angelina Jolie, with Brad Pitt and children in tow, has checked into the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago for the filming of "Wanted."

Short story writer Daniel Stern dies

HOUSTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Author Daniel Stern, who tapped his career in music, movies and academia for his novels and short stories, has died in Houston at age 79.

Author Tillie Olsen dies at 94

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Author Tillie Olsen, who inspired a generation of female writers, has died in Oakland, Calif., at 94.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2006 with 111 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2005 with 111 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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O. Henry exhibit to hit the Web

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 22 (UPI) -- Letters, drawings and manuscripts from master American short-story writer O. Henry will soon be available for perusal on the Internet, it was announced Friday.

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Today is Saturday, Sept. 11, the 255th day of 2004 with 111 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2003 with 111 to follow.
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O. Henry
NYP2000111699 - 16 NOVEMBER 2000 - Disney's Donald Duck gets a kiss from Fontaisa Boston, 8, of Manhattan during a ceremony unveiling new animatronic windows at Macy's in New York, Thursday, November 16, 2000. Curtains were lifted on six windows along Broadway featuring more than 65 animatronic characters in a retelling of the O. Henry story, "The Gift of the Magi." bc/rw/Robin Weiner/WirePix UPI
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O. Henry was the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910). O. Henry short stories are known for wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings.

William Sidney Porter was born on September 11, 1862, in Greensboro, North Carolina. His middle name at birth was Sidney; he changed the spelling to Sydney in 1898. His parents were Dr. Algernon Sidney Porter (1825–1888), a physician, and Mary Jane Virginia Swain Porter (1833–1865). They were married April 20, 1858. When William was three, his mother died from tuberculosis, and he and his father moved into the home of his paternal grandmother. As a child, Porter was always reading. He read everything from classics to dime novels. His favorite work was One Thousand and One Nights.

Porter graduated from his aunt Evelina Maria Porter's elementary school in 1876. He then enrolled at the Lindsey Street High School. His aunt continued to tutor him until he was fifteen. In 1879, he started working in his uncle's drugstore and in 1881, at the age of nineteen, he was licensed as a pharmacist. At the drugstore, he also showed off his natural artistic talents by sketching the townsfolk.

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