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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
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Victims of collision with Ohio police car Iraqi couple, four daughters

PERRY, Ohio, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The six people killed in a collision with a police car in Ohio have been identified as an Iraqi couple and their four daughters, officials said.

Harold Agnew, key figure in U.S. nuclear history, dies at 92

SOLANO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Harold Agnew, a key figure of the nuclear age who helped design the atomic bomb as a member of the Manhattan Project, has died, his family said. He was 92.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 22, 2013.
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Oppenheimer's secretary dies at 91

NORWOOD, Colo., July 30 (UPI) -- Priscilla Duffield, who served as scientist Robert Oppenheimer's secretary during the development of the atomic bomb, has died at 91 in Colorado.

Dupre named in model's infidelity lawsuit

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Ashley Dupre, an accused prostitute tied to former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, had an affair with a pregnant model's boyfriend, the woman alleges in a lawsuit.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 22, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, April 22, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007.
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Today is Saturday, April 22, the 112th day of 2006 with 253 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for April 17-23, 2006.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2006 with 316 to follow.
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Philip Morrison, noted physicist, dies

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 26 (UPI) -- Philip Morrison, who helped assemble the first U.S. atomic bomb and later hosted the popular PBS science series, "Ring of Truth," has died at age 89.
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J. Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is best known for his role as the scientific director of the Manhattan Project: the World War II effort to develop the first nuclear weapons at the secret Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. For this reason he is remembered as "The Father of the Atomic Bomb". In reference to the Trinity test in New Mexico, where his Los Alamos team first tested the bomb, Oppenheimer famously recalled the Bhagavad Gita: "If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one." and "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

After the war Oppenheimer was a chief advisor to the newly created United States Atomic Energy Commission and used that position to lobby for international control of atomic energy and to avert the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. After provoking the ire of many politicians with his outspoken political opinions during the Red Scare, he had his security clearance revoked in a much-publicized and politicized hearing in 1954. Though stripped of his direct political influence Oppenheimer continued to lecture, write, and work in physics. A decade later President John F. Kennedy awarded him (and President Lyndon B. Johnson presented him) the Enrico Fermi Award as a gesture of political rehabilitation.

As a scientist Oppenheimer is remembered most for being the chief founder of the American school of theoretical physics while at the University of California, Berkeley. As director of the Institute for Advanced Study he would hold Einstein's old position of Senior Professor of Theoretical Physics. Oppenheimer's notable achievements in physics include the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, work on electron-positron theory, the Oppenheimer-Phillips process, quantum tunneling, special relativity, quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, black holes, and cosmic rays.

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