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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007.
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Spelling's wife sells $130 million mansion

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The wife of TV producer Aaron Spelling reportedly sold her Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion for $130 million, which could irk daughter Tori who inherited little.

Producer Aaron Spelling

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- Producer Aaron Spelling is resting at his home in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2006 with 334 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2005 with 334 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2004 with 335 to follow.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2003 with 334 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2002 with 334 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
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Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the Old West. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his bestselling book. In addition to the success of his printed works, they later had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and TV productions. As of 2007, 110 films, one TV episode, and a series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, had been made that were based loosely on his novels and short stories.

Pearl Zane Gray was born January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio. It has been suggested that his name derives from the "Pearl Grey" color favored by Queen Victoria in her dress. He was the fourth of five children born to Alice "Allie" Josephine Zane, whose English Quaker immigrant ancestor Robert Zane came to America in 1673, and her husband, Lewis M. Gray, a dentist. His family changed the spelling of their last name to "Grey" after his birth. Later Grey dropped Pearl and used Zane as his first name. He grew up in Zanesville, a city founded by his maternal ancestor Ebenezer Zane, a Revolutionary War patriot; from an early age, he was intrigued by history. Grey developed interests in fishing, baseball, and writing, all which contributed to his writing success. His first three novels recounted the heroism of his ancestors who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

As a child, Grey frequently engaged in violent brawls, despite (or because of) his father punishing him with severe beatings. Though irascible and antisocial like his father, Grey was supported by a loving mother and found a father substitute. Muddy Miser was an old man who approved of Grey's love of fishing and writing, and who talked about the advantages of an unconventional life. Despite warnings by Grey’s father to steer clear of Miser, the boy spent much time during five formative years in the company of the old man.

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