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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
By United Press International
Lost opportunities

Lost opportunities

Harlan Ullman: Barack Obama has missed many important opportunities. The latest was a chance to exercise diplomacy with Vladimir Putin at Normandy.
Harlan Ullman
From the Archives: 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion

From the Archives: 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion

NORMANDY, D.C., June 6 (UPI) --Seventy years ago, on June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, and began an invasion that would turn the tide of World War II.
Gabrielle Levy
History Counts II

History Counts II

Harlan Ullman: A better understanding of history can at least mitigate exaggerating every crisis as the worst in our lifetimes.
Harlan Ullman

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 6, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
By United Press International

Commentary: Giap: Not since Hannibal

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- One of contemporary history’s greatest generals was Vietnam’s Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap. An appreciation by Arnaud de Borchgrave,
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
By United Press International
Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award winner, said Truman's belief in building neighbors globally remains relevant today.

Walter Cronkite's World War II letters collected in book

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- A collection of Walter Cronkite's letters during his years as a United Press correspondent in Europe during World War II is about to hit the bookstores.
Letterman mocks fired anchor Clemente with Top 10

Letterman mocks fired anchor Clemente with Top 10

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- David Letterman dedicated a Top 10 list to A.J. Clemente, the man fired on his first day as a North Dakota news anchor for saying the F-word on the air.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.
By United Press International

Understatement of the Week: Chris Wallace

Understatement of the week:
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
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Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite bristles every time he is accused of being as much a television personality as a newsman. Yet fans hound Cronkite for autographs while the politician cools his heels. This year he will cover his 12th presidential election along with the two political conventions, and plans to report what he hears and sees with all the impartiality he can muster. Photo issued June 9, 1976 in Hollywood. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–81). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll. Although he reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombing in World War II, the Nuremberg trials, combat in the Vietnam War, the death of President John F. Kennedy, the death of civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr., Watergate, and the Iran Hostage Crisis, he was known for extensive TV coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. He was the only non-NASA recipient of a Moon-rock award. Cronkite is well known for his departing catchphrase "And that's the way it is," followed by the date on which the appearance is aired.

Cronkite was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, the son of Helen Lena (née Fritsche, August 1892 - November 1993) and Dr. Walter Leland Cronkite (September 1893 - May 1973), a dentist. He had remote Dutch ancestry on his father's side, the family surname originally being Krankheyt.

Cronkite lived in Kansas City, Missouri, until he was ten, when his family moved to Houston, Texas. He attended junior high school at Lanier Junior High School (now Lanier Middle School) and high school at San Jacinto High School, where he edited the high school newspaper. He was a member of the Boy Scouts. He attended college at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), entering in the Fall term of 1933, where he worked on the Daily Texan and became a member of the Nu chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity. He also was a member of the Houston chapter of DeMolay, a Masonic fraternal organization for boys. While attending UT, Cronkite had his first taste of performance, appearing in a play with fellow students Eli Wallach and Ann Sheridan.

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