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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Shitterton called worst-named British town

Shitterton called worst-named British town

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Shitterton, a hamlet in Dorset, has been voted the most unfortunate name in Britain, findmypast.co.uk announced Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 2, 2012.
By United Press International
Admission scandal probe costs $1 million

Admission scandal probe costs $1 million

CHICAGO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- An admissions data scandal at its Law School may end up costing the University of Illinois $1 million to investigate, a university spokesman said.

Hardy Players actress Norrie Woodhall dies

DORSET, England, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Norrie Woodhall, the last surviving member of writer Thomas Hardy's original Hardy Players theater group, has died in Britain at the age of 105.

Screenwriter Amini to tackle Jack Ryan

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The literary character Jack Ryan will soon be back on U.S. movie screens as screenwriter Hossein Amini has been hired for a new Ryan film, industry sources say.
Britain's fall TV turns to the masters

Britain's fall TV turns to the masters

LONDON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- British television programmers are turning to the 19th-century masters for inspiration in their fall lineups, a look at the schedule shows.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 2, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, June 2, 2007.
By United Press International

Original Thomas Hardy player back on stage

LONDON, March 5 (UPI) -- A woman believed to be the last member of a theater group run by British writer Thomas Hardy has returned to the stage at the age of 101.

Doctor claims Thomas Hardy gave wife STD

LONDON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Retired British physician Robert Alan Frizzell says Thomas Hardy's first wife Emma died in 1912 of syphilis she contracted from him.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 2, the 153rd of 2006 with 212 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 2, the 153rd of 2005 with 212 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 2, the 154th day of 2004 with 212 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2003 with 212 to follow.
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Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. While his works typically belong to the Naturalism movement, several poems display elements of the previous Romantic and Enlightenment periods of literature, such as his fascination with the supernatural.

While he regarded himself primarily as a poet who composed novels mainly for financial gain, during his lifetime he was much better known for his novels, such as Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd, which earned him a reputation as a great novelist. The bulk of his fictional works, initially published as serials in magazines, were set in the semi-fictional land of Wessex (based on the Dorchester region where he grew up) and explored tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances.

Hardy's poetry, first published in his fifties, has come to be as well regarded as his novels and has had a significant influence over modern English poetry, especially after The Movement poets of the 1950s and 1960s cited Hardy as a major figure.

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