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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 7, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006.
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Today is Monday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2005 with 54 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Nov. 7, the 312th day of 2004 with 54 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2003 with 54 to follow.
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Phil Spitalny (November 7, 1890, Tetiev, Ukraine (territory of Russian Empire) – October 11, 1970, Miami Beach, Florida) was a musician, music critic, composer and bandleader heard often on radio during the 1930s and 1940s. He rose to fame after he brought together an orchestra with only female musicians, a novelty at the time.

On radio, Spitalny was introduced as Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra featuring Evelyn and her Magic Violin. The magic violinist was Evelyn Kaye Klein, who used the professional name, Evelyn Silverstone. She helped Spitalny find the women he needed to assemble his all-female orchestra. Together, they auditioned more than 1000 musicians in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and Pittsburgh.

Spitalny's 22-piece band was known as the Hour of Charm Orchestra during the time it appeared on the radio program, The Hour of Charm, hosted by Arlene Francis. The program aired in various timeslots on CBS and NBC from 1934 to 1948.

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