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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 23, 2013.
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Paul McCartney delves deep into Beatles catalog at Bonnaroo

MANCHESTER, Tenn., June 15 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney played two Beatles songs he'd never before played as a solo act at Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival, USA Today reported.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 23, 2012.
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Atlantic Eye: The death of honor in sports

VIENNA, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- As a child I was fascinated by sport heroes. There was baseball’s Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron; track and field’s Wilma Rudolph; soccer’s Pele; swimming’s Mark Spitz and the incomparable all-round athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Other athletes also held the mantle high. But today, from U.S. baseball to international biking -- and even tennis -- greed, dishonor and arrogance are the new credo.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

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UPI almanac for Saturday, June 23, 2007.

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Today is Friday, June 23, the 174th day of 2006 with 191 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of 2005 with 191 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, June 23, the 175th day of 2004 with 191 to follow.
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Today is Monday, June 23, the 174th day of 2003 with 191 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, June 23, the 174th day of 2002 with 191 to follow.
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Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American athlete. Rudolph was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and competed in two Olympic Games, in 1956 and in 1960.

In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games. A track and field champion, she elevated women's track to a major presence in the United States. She is also regarded as a civil rights and women's rights pioneer. Along with other 1960 Olympic athletes such as Cassius Clay, who later became Muhammad Ali, Rudolph became an international star due to the first international television coverage of the Olympics that year.

The powerful sprinter emerged from the 1960 Rome Olympics as "The Tornado," the fastest woman on earth. The Italians nicknamed her "La Gazzella Negra" (the Black Gazelle); to the French she was "La Perle Noire" (The Black Pearl). She is one of the most famous Tennessee State University Tigerbelles, the name of the TSU women's track and field program.

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