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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.
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Ray Smith: civil rights supporter dies

HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Arkansas state legislator who cast the only no vote to allow the governor to close a Little Rock high school in 1957 after integration has died.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007.
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Today is Monday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2006 with 118 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2005 with 118 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Sept. 4, the 248th day of 2004 with 118 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2003 with 118 to follow.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Traditional jazz cornetist and valve trombonist Pete Daily was born this day in Portland, Ind., in 1911. He died in 1986.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Today is Sept. 4.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2002 with 118 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

A weekly package of A Blast from the Past for Sept. 2-8.
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UPI veteran Robert Carey dead

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., July 10 (UPI) -- Robert Carey, a skilled United Press International writer who covered the South's civil rights struggles in the 60's and many of the manned space flights in the

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is May 5. Traditional jazz cornetist and valve trombonist Pete Daily was born this day in Portland, Ind., in 1911. He died in 1986.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Orval Faubus
Original caption: A platoon of National Guardsmen escorts nine Negro students into Little Rock Central High School to attend classes on October 10, 1957. President Eisenhower was compelled to enforce the Supreme Court’s public school desegregation decision with troops after the integrity of the court was challenged by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus. (UPI Photo/Files).
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Orval Eugene Faubus (January 7, 1910  – December 14, 1994) was the 36th Governor of Arkansas, serving from 1955 to 1967. He is best known for his 1957 stand against the desegregation of Little Rock public schools during the Little Rock Crisis, in which he defied a unanimous decision of the United States Supreme Court by ordering the Arkansas National Guard to stop African American students from attending Little Rock Central High School. Despite his initial staunch segregationist stances, Faubus moderated his positions later on.

Faubus was born to Sam Faubus (1887–1966), and the former Addie Joslen in the Combs Community near Huntsville, the seat of Madison County in northwestern Arkansas. He was born prematurely and weighed only four pounds at birth. According to his father, "Little Orval was different from most boys. Kids liked to get into mischief, but all he ever did was read books. He never done anything if he couldn't do it perfectly. You'd never find a weed in his row of corn."

Faubus' first political race was in 1936 when he contested a seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, a race in which he finished second. He was urged to challenge the result but declined, which earned him the gratitude of the Democratic Party. As a result, he served two terms as circuit clerk and recorder.

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