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Iranian activist, poet Behbahani dies at 87

Iranian activist, poet Behbahani dies at 87

TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist, died Tuesday in Tehran at age 87.
Ed Adamczyk

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
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Push is on for more famous French women to be buried in Paris Pantheon

PARIS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- French feminists and their supporters say they want to see more famous Frenchwomen buried in the prestigious but male-dominated Paris Pantheon.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008.
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Writer Axel Madson dead at 76

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Biographical writer Axel Madsen, who mostly worked with celebrities, has died of pancreatic cancer at age 76 at his home in Los Angeles.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2006 with 356 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2005 with 356 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2004 with 357 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2003 with 356 to follow.
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GoTo Shop: Tokyo's French love affair

TOKYO, July 10 (UPI) -- The wicker seats command a prime view of the fashionistas parading down the street, armed with their latest acquisitions from the neighboring boutiques. The chairs are arranged in pairs, set in front of small, round marble-topped tables, all equipped with
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2002 with 356 to follow.
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Simone de Beauvoir (pronounced in French) (January 9, 1908 – April 14, 1986) was a French author and philosopher. She wrote novels, monographs on philosophy, politics, and social issues, essays, biographies, and an autobiography in several volumes. She is now best known for her metaphysical novels, including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins, and for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism.

Simone de Beauvoir was the daughter of Georges de Beauvoir, a one-time lawyer and amateur actor, and Françoise Brasseur, a young woman from Verdun. She was born in Paris as 'Simone-Lucie-Ernestine-Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir' and was educated at a Catholic school for girls, something that was looked down on by the intellectuals at the time. The Catholic schools for girls were seen as places where the young were taught how to be mothers and wives more than a place to learn. After World War I, Simone's maternal grandfather Gustave Brasseur, president of the Meuse Bank, went bankrupt, throwing his entire family into dishonor and poverty. The family had to move into a smaller apartment and Georges de Beauvoir had to go back to work; his relationship with his wife suffered.

Simone was always aware that her father had hoped to have a son, instead of two daughters (her younger sister Hélène de Beauvoir became a painter). However, he did tell Simone, "You have the brain of a man," and from a young age Simone was a distinguished student. Georges de Beauvoir passed his love of theater and literature to his daughter. He became convinced that only scholarly success could lift his daughters out of poverty.

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