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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Feb. 5, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2006 with 329 to follow.
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The Bear's Lair: The lobbyist blight

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Japan bans U.S. beef. The United States bans Canadian beef. The EU subsidizes aircraft production. South Korea places multiple tariff barriers against automobil
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2005 with 329 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2004 with 330 to follow.
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Think tanks wrap-up-1

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the first of three wrap-ups for Feb. 12.

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2003 with 329 to follow.
By United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up 2

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2002 with 329 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
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Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet (5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850) was a British Conservative statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 10 December 1834 to 8 April 1835, and again from 30 August 1841 to 29 June 1846. Peel, whilst Home Secretary, helped create the modern concept of the police force, leading to officers being known as "bobbies" (in England) and "Peelers" (in Ireland) to this day. Whilst Prime Minister, Peel repealed the Corn Laws and issued the Tamworth Manifesto, leading to the formation of the Conservative Party out of the shattered Tory Party.

Peel was born in Bury, Lancashire, England to the industrialist and Member of Parliament Sir Robert Peel, 1st Baronet. His father was one of the richest textile manufacturers of the early Industrial Revolution. Peel was educated first at Hipperholme Grammar School, then at Harrow School and finally Christ Church, Oxford, where he took a double first in classics and mathematics. He is also believed to have attended Bury Grammar School. While living in Tamworth, he is credited with the development of the Tamworth Pig by breeding Irish stock with some local Tamworth pigs.

Peel entered politics at the young age of 21 as MP for the Irish rotten borough of Cashel, Tipperary. With a scant 24 voters on the rolls, he was elected unopposed. His sponsor for the election (besides his father) was the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, with whom Peel's political career would be entwined for the next 25 years. Peel made his maiden speech at the start of the 1810 session, when he was chosen by the Prime Minister, Spencer Perceval, to second the reply to the king's speech. His speech was a sensation, famously described by the Speaker, Charles Abbot, as "the best first speech since that of William Pitt."

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