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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
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Times publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger dies

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who served as The New York Times publisher for three decades, died Saturday at his Southampton, N.Y., home, his family said. He was 86.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 12, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 12, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 12, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, March 12, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, March 12, the 71st day of 2006 with 294 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, March 12, the 71st day of 2005 with 294 to follow.
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Today is Friday, March 12, the 72nd day of 2004 with 294 to follow.

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Today is Wednesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2003 with 294 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2002 with 294 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
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Adolph Simon Ochs (b. March 12, 1858–April 8, 1935) was an American newspaper publisher and former owner of The New York Times and The Chattanooga Times (now the Chattanooga Times Free Press).

Ochs was born to German-Jewish immigrants, Julius and Bertha Levy Ochs, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The family moved south to Knoxville, Tennessee due to his mother's sympathies during the Civil War. Julius sided with the Union during the war, but it didn't separate the household. Ochs began his newspaper career there at age 11, leaving grammar school to become an apprentice typesetter, known in that era as a "printer's devil". He worked at the Knoxville Chronicle under Captain William Rule, the editor who became his mentor. His siblings also worked at the newspaper to supplement their father's income, a lay rabbi for Knoxville's small Jewish community. The Knoxville Chronicle was the only Republican, pro-Reconstruction, newspaper in the city, but Ochs counted Father Ryan, the Poet-Priest of the Confederacy, among his customers.

At the age of 19, he borrowed $250 to purchase a controlling interest in The Chattanooga Times, becoming its publisher. In 1896, at the age of 36, he again borrowed money to purchase The New York Times, a money-losing newspaper that had a wide range of competitors in New York City. In 1904, he hired Carr Van Anda as his managing editor. Their focus on objective news reporting, in a time when newspapers were openly and highly partisan, and a well-timed price decrease (from 3 cents per issue to 1 cent) led to its rescue from near oblivion. The paper's readership increased from 9,000 at the time of his purchase to 780,000 by the 1920s.

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