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President Obama Turns 51

Posted August 4th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama turned 51 years old Saturday. The president celebrated his birthday by playing a round of golf at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington. He is leaving later Saturday for a quiet weekend at Camp David, the presidential retreat. The president’s birthday celebrations continue into next weekend, when he will hold several […]

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South African School Children Sing to Nelson Mandela

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Twelve million South African schoolchildren sang Happy Birthday to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as he turned 94 on Wednesday. Mr. Mandela, who is retired from public life, is spending the day with his family in his southeastern village home of Qunu. Meanwhile, people around the world are dedicating 67 minutes of the day to volunteer […]

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Britain Marks Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince Charles has led ceremonies marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, one of English literature’s most famous and celebrated novelists. The prince laid a wreath at Dickens’ grave Tuesday at Westminster Abbey’s Poets’ Corner, where the writer was buried in 1870 — alongside Geoffrey Chaucer, Tennyson, Samuel Johnson and other […]

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Britain Marks Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince Charles is leading ceremonies marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, one of English literature’s most famous and celebrated novelists. The prince will lay a wreath at Dickens’ grave Tuesday at Westminster Abbey’s Poets’ Corner, where the writer was buried in 1870 alongside Geoffrey Chaucer, Tennyson, Samuel Johnson and other […]

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Ailing Stephen Hawking Misses 70th Birthday Event

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking was too ill to attend a symposium held in honor of his 70th birthday at the University of Cambridge in England Sunday. But, in a recorded message, he repeated his call for humans to explore the universe for future homes. Hawking argued for continued space exploration, saying he didn’t “think we […]

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Havel Celebrates 75th Birthday

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Czech president and playwright Vaclav Havel celebrated his 75th birthday Saturday in Prague, surrounded by some 500 friends, family members and supporters. The party at an art gallery gathered foreign and domestic dignitaries, including former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright, who is of Czech origin. Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg and former Polish […]

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Cuba’s Castro Spends 85th Birthday in Private

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ailing former Cuban President Fidel Castro spent his 85th birthday in private Saturday, while artists, the media and youths continued several days of celebrations honoring the revolutionary icon. One national newspaper, Granma, said in a headline that “Cuba and Latin America sing the praises of Fidel.” Since Tuesday, concerts, art exhibits and other events have […]

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Without Castro, Cuba Celebrates Communist Revolutionary’s 85th Birthday

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Cuba is celebrating the 85th birthday of former President Fidel Castro with a gala concert dubbed the “Serenade to Fidelity.” Twenty-two musicians from across Latin America, including Grammy-winning Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, performed Friday night on the eve of Mr. Castro’s birthday. Cuban Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura and other politicians were in attendance […]

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Obama Celebrates 50th Birthday with White House Party

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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( Title: OBAMA – BIRTHDAY HEAD: Obama Celebrates 50th Birthday with White House Party DATE: 08/04/11 NUMBER: 1219201 TYPE: CN )) U.S. President Barack Obama will celebrate his 50th birthday on Thursday in Washington with a private party at the White House. President Obama will spend the morning at work, before hosting a party with […]

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Obama Celebrates Birthday with Chicago Gala Fundraiser

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is in his adopted hometown of Chicago for a gala celebration and fundraiser on the eve of his 50th birthday. Attendees Wednesday evening paid up to $35,800 for a ticket — money that will go towards the president’s re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The festivities include a concert featuring […]

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