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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Frriday, Sept. 12, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2006 with 110 to follow.
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Hip-hop concert launches Freedom Campaign

BANGKOK, July 31 (UPI) -- A Black Eyed Peas concert in Bangkok has ushered in the beginning of "The Freedom Campaign" for detained Nobel Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 12, the 255h day of 2005 with 110 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2004 with 110 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2003 with 110 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2001 with 110 to follow.
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Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was a noted anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement which would empower and mobilize much of the urban black population. Since his death in police custody, he has been called a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement. While living, his writings and activism attempted to empower black people, and he was famous for his slogan "black is beautiful", which he described as meaning: "man, you are okay as you are, begin to look upon yourself as a human being". Despite friction between the African National Congress and Biko throughout the 1970s the ANC has included Biko in the pantheon of struggle heroes, going as far as using his image for campaign posters in South Africa's first non-racial elections in 1994.

Biko was born in King William's Town, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. He studied to be a doctor at the University of Natal Medical School. Biko was a Xhosa. In addition to Xhosa, he spoke fluent English and fairly fluent Afrikaans.

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