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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 12, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 12, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, July 12, 2007.

Improbable 'buckyegg' is hatched

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. chemists say an egg-shaped fullerene, or "buckyball egg," has been made and characterized, opening a wide range of uses for fullerenes.

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Today is Wednesday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2006 with 172 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday July 12, the 193rd day of 2005 with 172 to follow.
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Today is Monday, July 12, the 194th day of 2004 with 172 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 12, the 194th day of 2004 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

Documentary producer Robert Snyder dies

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Robert Snyder, whose documentary on Michelangelo won an Oscar in 1950, has died in Pacific Palisades, Calif., at the age of 88.

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Today is Saturday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2003 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

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MUSIC WORLD MOURNS DEATH OF GENTLE RAPPER
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

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Today is Friday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2002 with 172 to follow.
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R. Buckminster Fuller
Dr. Peter Raven, director of the Missouri Botanical Gardens speaks about inventor-philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller, outside of the Climatron at the Gardens, during a stamp dedication honoring Fuller in St. Louis on July 14, 2004. Fuller holds the patent for the geodesic dome, made famous at the Botanical Garden which houses plants from all over the world. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor, and visionary.

Throughout his life, Fuller was concerned with the question "Does humanity have a chance to survive lastingly and successfully on planet Earth, and if so, how?" Considering himself an average individual without special monetary means or academic degree, he chose to devote his life to this question, trying to identify what he, as an individual, could do to improve humanity's condition, which large organizations, governments, and private enterprises inherently could not do.

Pursuing this lifelong experiment, Fuller wrote more than thirty books, coining and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also worked in the development of numerous inventions, chiefly in the fields of design and architecture, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes or buckyballs were named for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.

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