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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
By United Press International
Bowe Bergdahl waiting as Army keeps mum on investigation

Bowe Bergdahl waiting as Army keeps mum on investigation

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 10 (UPI) --The attorney for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says it's been a month since he's heard any updates on the case.
Gabrielle Levy
Bergdahl completes therapy

Bergdahl completes therapy

SAN ANTONIO, July 14 (UPI) --U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl completes therapy, is set to return to active duty.
Danielle Haynes
Bowe Bergdahl released from hospital and treated as outpatient

Bowe Bergdahl released from hospital and treated as outpatient

SAN ANTONIO, June 23 (UPI) --Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released from the Brooke Army Medical Center Sunday to enter outpatient care at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
Aileen Graef
California Chrome primed for second jewel of Triple Crown

California Chrome primed for second jewel of Triple Crown

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome working "like a rock star" for Saturday's Preakness.
Robert Kieckhefer

COL BKB: Sam Houston State 71, Alabama State 49

Dakarai Henderson led the way with 14 points, as the Sam Houston State Bearkats throttled the Alabama State Hornets, 71-49.

NCAA: Stephen F. Austin 68, Sam Houston State 49

By the time the Southland Player of the Year Jacob Parker finally broke into the scoring column, Stephen F. Austin had already established a healthy cushion.

NCAA: Sam Houston State 69, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 63

Led by 15 points by Kaheem Ransom, the third- seeded Sam Houston State Bearkats downed second-seeded Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders, 69-63.

NCAA: Sam Houston State 70, Oral Roberts 61

Kaheem Ransom scored 19 points as the Sam Houston State Bearkats defeated the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, 70-61.

NCAA: Oral Roberts 66, McNeese State 62

Korey Billbury logged a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles defeated the McNeese State Cowboys 66-62.

Rare 1849 Texas map expected to sell for up to $150,000

DALLAS, March 3 (UPI) -- A rare 1849 first edition map of Texas is expected to fetch a possible $150,000 at Heritage Auctions' Texana Signature Auction in Dallas, the auctioneer said.

UPI Thoroughbred Horse Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 2, 2014.
By United Press International

Rivalries on Kentucky Derby trail highlight weekend horse racing

The 2014 Kentucky Derby trail has been spiced up by two budding head-to-head rivalries, one of which sees a rematch this weekend.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Sam Houston
Prince Charles of England toured the San Jacinto Monument to Texas' Freedom in suburban LaPorte, Texas, February 19, 1986. The Prince (with carnation) chats with tourists outside the 570 foot tall limestone tower built on the site where General Sam Houston defeated Mexican General Santa Anna in 1936. (UPI Photo/Bruno Torres/Files)
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Samuel Houston, known as Sam Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863), was a 19th-century American statesman, politician, and soldier. He was born in Timber Ridge in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, of Scots-Irish descent. Houston became a key figure in the history of Texas, and was elected as the first and third President of the Republic of Texas, US Senator for Texas after it joined the United States, and finally as governor of the state. Although a slaveholder and opponent of abolitionism, he had unionist convictions. He refused to swear loyalty to the Confederacy when Texas seceded from the Union, and resigned as governor. To avoid bloodshed, he refused an offer of a Union army to put down the Confederate rebellion. Instead, he retired to Huntsville, Texas, where he died before the end of the Civil War.

His earlier life included migration to Tennessee from Virginia, time spent with the Cherokee Nation (into which he later was adopted as a citizen and took a wife), military service in the War of 1812, and successful participation in Tennessee politics. Houston is the only person in U.S. history to have been the governor of two different states (although other men had served as governors of more than one American territory).

A fight with a US Congressman, followed by a high-profile trial, led to his emigration in 1832 to Mexican Texas. There he soon became a leader of the Texas Revolution. He supported annexation by the United States. The city of Houston was named after him during this period. Houston's reputation was honored after his death: posthumous commemoration has included a memorial museum, a U.S. Army base, a national forest, a historical park, a university, and the largest free-standing statue of an American.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sam Houston."
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