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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 17, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 17, 2013
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 17, 2012.
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Stalin's daughter dead at 85

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Lana Peters, the daughter of the brutal Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, has died of colon cancer in Wisconsin, a county official said. She was 85.

Former Royal Ballet star Nerina dead at 80

NICE, France, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Nadia Nerina, who once earned fame as a dancer in the Royal Ballet, has died in France at the age of 80, the London dance troupe has confirmed.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, March 17, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007.
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Today is Friday, March 17, the 76th day of 2006 with 289 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2006 with 359 to follow.
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Actress Mildred Shay dead at 94

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- "Hollywood's Pocket Venus" Mildred Shay has died at her daughter's home in Glendale, Calif., at age 94.
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Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev (Tatar: Rudolf Xämit ulı Nuriev, Russian: Рудо́льф Хаме́тович Нуре́ев) (17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993) was a Russian Tatar dancer from the former Soviet Union, primarily known for his work in ballet. Nureyev's artistic skills explored expressive areas of the dance, providing a new role to the male ballet dancer who once served only as support to the women.

He defected to the West, despite KGB efforts to stop him. According to KGB archives studied by Peter Watson, Nikita Khrushchev personally signed an order to have Nureyev killed.

Nureyev was born on a Trans-Siberian train near Irkutsk, Siberia, Soviet Union, while his mother Feride was travelling to Vladivostok, where his father Hamit, a Red Army political commissar, was stationed . He was raised as the only son in a Tatar family in a village near Ufa in Soviet republic of Bashkortostan. When his mother smuggled him and his sisters into a performance of the ballet "Song of the Cranes", he fell in love with dance. As a child he was encouraged to dance in Bashkir folk performances and his precocity was soon noticed by teachers who encouraged him to train in Leningrad. On a tour stop in Moscow with a local ballet company, Nureyev auditioned for the Bolshoi ballet company and was accepted. However, he felt that the Kirov Ballet school was the best, so he left the local touring company and bought a ticket to Leningrad.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rudolf Nureyev."
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