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Roger Daltrey performs in Capitol as Churchill bust dedicated

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional leaders gathered Wednesday in the Capitol to celebrate Winston Churchill and listen to a short concert by Roger Daltrey of The Who.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
By United Press International
Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Portraits of the U.S. founding fathers often portray them with white powdered wigs and many think they were older than the young men they were, an expert says.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
By United Press International

The biggest brewers slipped in 2011

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A regional brewer from Pennsylvania saw big improvements in shipping in 2011, while giants of the industry saw shipments fall, a trade newsletter said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.
By United Press International
Nudity at big cat sanctuary a protest

Nudity at big cat sanctuary a protest

KINGSTON, Tenn., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A pair of former workers at a Tennessee big cat sanctuary admitted to being naked on the premises but denied running naked through the facility.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.
By United Press International

'John Adams' miniseries to premiere in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- HBO announced Wednesday it is planning to premiere its historical miniseries "John Adams" at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Va.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007.
By United Press International

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Today is Wednesday, Sept, 27, the 270th day of 2006 with 95 to follow.
By United Press International

Low-cal beer creator Joseph Owades dies

SONOMA, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Joseph L. Owades, known as the creator of low-calorie beer, died at his home in Sonoma, Calif., at age 86, reports The Los Angeles Times.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2005 with 95 to follow.
By United Press International

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Some Mass. road signs incorrect ... Feng shui controversial in China ... Teen Ink challenges teens to help others ... Mass. municipal water as good as bottled ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Mass. municipal water as good as bottled

BOSTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- In a taste test, the ozone-infused tap water of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority was judged as good or better than pricey bottled water.
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Samuel Adams (September 27 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a politician in colonial Massachusetts, Adams was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and was one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. He was a second cousin to President John Adams.

Born in Boston, Adams was brought up in a religious and politically active family. A graduate of Harvard College, he was an unsuccessful businessman and tax collector before concentrating on politics. As an influential official of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Boston Town Meeting in the 1760s, Adams was a part of a movement opposed to the British Parliament's efforts to tax the British American colonies without their consent. His 1768 circular letter calling for colonial cooperation prompted the occupation of Boston by British soldiers, eventually resulting in the Boston Massacre of 1770. To help coordinate resistance to what he saw as the British government's attempts to violate the British Constitution at the expense of the colonies, in 1772 Adams and his colleagues devised a committee of correspondence system, which linked like-minded Patriots throughout the Thirteen Colonies. Continued resistance to British policy resulted in the 1773 Boston Tea Party and the coming of the American Revolution.

After Parliament passed the Coercive Acts in 1774, Adams attended the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, which was convened to coordinate a colonial response. He helped guide Congress towards issuing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and helped draft the Articles of Confederation and the Massachusetts Constitution. Adams returned to Massachusetts after the American Revolution, where he served in the state senate and was eventually elected governor.

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