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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 3, the 276th day of 2005 with 89 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 3, the 277th day of 2004 with 89 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Oct. 3, the 276th day of 2003 with 89 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

After months of televised testimony in a highly controversial and watchable trial held amid a circus-like atmosphere, O.J. Simpson was acquitted on murder charges on this date in 1995. A criminal court jury in Los Angeles found the former football star in
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 3, the 276th day of 2002 with 89 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Sept. 30-Oct. 6.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 3, the 276th day of 2001 with 89 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

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Rebecca Ann Latimer Felton (June 10, 1835 – January 24, 1930) was an American writer, teacher, reformer, and briefly a politician who became the first woman to serve in the United States Senate, filling an appointment on November 21, 1922, and serving until the next day, the shortest serving Senator in U.S. history. At 87 years old, 9 months and 22 days, she was also the oldest freshman senator to enter the Senate. As of 2010, she is also the only woman to have served as a Senator from Georgia.

Felton was a White supremacist. She claimed, for instance, that the more money that Georgia spent on black education, the more crimes blacks committed. For the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition, she "proposed a southern exhibit 'illustrating the slave period,' with a cabin and 'real colored folks making mats, shuck collars, and baskets—a woman to spin and card cotton—and another to play banjo and show the actual life of slave—not the Uncle Tom sort.'" She wanted to display "the ignorant contented darky—as distinguished from Stowe's monstrosities."

As with most White Americans then, she considered "young blacks" who sought equal treatment "half-civilized gorillas" and ascribed to them a "brutal lust" for white women. While seeking suffrage for women, she decried black suffrage, averring that it led directly to the rape of white women.

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