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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008.
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'New Avengers' Gareth Hunt dies

REDHILL, England, March 14 (UPI) -- Gareth Hunt, who starred in the TV show, "The New Avengers," and a series of ads for Nescafe, died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Redhill, England, at 65.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007.
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Today is Monday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2006 with 328 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2005 with 328 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2004 with 329 to follow.
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Adam West and Burt Ward will appear on CBS this Sunday in a revival of the old "Batman" format. The show's producers say the pair will play the "Dynamic Duo" as older men -- which they are now.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2003 with 328 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2002 with 328 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
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Patrick Macnee (born 6 February 1922) is an English actor, best known for his role as the secret agent John Steed in the series The Avengers.

Macnee, the older of two sons (he has a younger brother, James), was born Daniel Patrick Macnee in Paddington, London, the son of Dorothea Mary (née Henry) and Daniel "Shrimp" Macnee, a race horse trainer. His maternal grandmother was Frances Alice Hastings, who descended from the Earls of Huntingdon - Macnee has long suggested that he may be a distant relation of Robin Hood, sometimes said to have been a black sheep of the Huntingdon family. Macnee's great-grandfather was Scottish portrait artist Sir Daniel Macnee.

His parents divorced after his mother declared her lesbianism and had a live-in partner (referred to in Macnee's memoirs as "Uncle Evelyn") who helped pay for young Patrick's schooling. He was educated at Eton College, was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy and was awarded the Atlantic Star for his service during World War II. After nurturing his acting career in Canada, Macnee appeared in supporting roles in a number of films, notably in the Gene Kelly vehicle Les Girls (as an Old Bailey barrister) and opposite Anthony Quayle in the 1956 war movie The Battle of the River Plate. He had a small role in the 1951 version of Scrooge (A Christmas Carol in the U. S.) as young Jacob Marley.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Patrick MacNee."
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