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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
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Ancestors of New Zealand's kiwis may have flown from Australia

Ancestors of New Zealand's kiwis may have flown from Australia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- New Zealand's flightless kiwi bird, so iconic it's what the country's residents call themselves, might actually have come from Australia, paleontologists say.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.
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British actor Paul Scofield dead at 86

LONDON, March 20 (UPI) -- British stage and film actor Paul Scofield, who won an Oscar in 1966 for his portrayal of Thomas More in "A Man For All Seasons," has died. He was 86.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 21, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2006 with 344 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2005 with 344 to follow.
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Paul Scofield chosen best Shakespearean

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Members of London's Royal Shakespeare Company have named 82-year-old actor Paul Scofield as giving the best performance in a play by Shakespeare.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2004 with 345 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2003 with 344 to follow.
By United Press International

Appreciation: Rumpole, farewell!

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Rumpole of the Bailey is dead. Except, of course, he is not. He will live forever. He and Leo McKern, the great British-Australian actor who brought him to life
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

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Today is Monday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2002 with 344 to follow.
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David Paul Scofield, CH, CBE (21 January 1922 – 19 March 2008), better known as Paul Scofield, was an English actor of stage and screen. Noted for his distinctive voice and delivery, Scofield received an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for his performance as Sir Thomas More in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons, a reprise of the role he played in the stage version at the West End and on Broadway for which he received a Tony Award.

Scofield was born in Birmingham, England, the son of Mary and Edward Harry Scofield. When Scofield was a few weeks old, his family moved to Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, where his father served as the headmaster at the Hurstpierpoint Church of England School. At the age of 12 he began attending the Varndean Secondary School in Brighton, where he took various roles in school plays.

Scofield began his stage career in 1940 with a debut performance in Desire Under the Elms at the Westminster Theatre, and was soon being compared to Laurence Olivier. He played at the Old Rep in Birmingham. From there he went to the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, where he starred in Walter Nugent Monck's 1947 revival of Pericles, Prince of Tyre.

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