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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
By United Press International
Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Portraits of the U.S. founding fathers often portray them with white powdered wigs and many think they were older than the young men they were, an expert says.

Floridians revel in sharing names with founding fathers, mothers

MIRAMAR, Fla., July 3 (UPI) -- Florida residents sharing the names of U.S. founding fathers and mothers say having famous names can sometimes be beneficial.

American flag made of hemp to fly over Capitol

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- To support pro-hemp legislation, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., aided a lobbyist in getting a hemp American flag flown over the Capitol.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Ohio Eggshelland in its last year … Teen serenades future prom date at school … Opa-locka mayor orders underwear removal … Cab driver helps in robbery arrest … The world as we know it from UPI.

Ohio Eggshelland in its last year

LYNDHURST, Ohio, March 24 (UPI) -- A Lyndhurst, Ohio, family says this will be the last year they create a massive eggshell display for Easter, putting an end to the 55-year-old tradition.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008.
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William Hurt joins growing cast of 'Hulk'

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Actor William Hurt has signed onto the cast of the film "The Incredible Hulk," marking the most recent recognizable name to join the Hollywood production.

Elderly woman beaten to death in home

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., March 16 (UPI) -- Police in Garden Grove, Calif., said an elderly woman was found beaten to death in her home.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 1, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2006. There are 364 days to follow.
By United Press International

Nipper Tut's Pup recovered after kidnap

MOORESTOWN, N.J., July 28 (UPI) -- Tut's Pup, aka Tupper or Nipper the Dog Pharaoh, is back in place in a South Jersey suburb of Philadelphia.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2005. There are 364 days to follow.
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Betsy Ross (January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836) is widely credited with making the first American flag.

Betsy Ross was born Elizabeth Griscom to parents Samuel Griscom and Rebecca James in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 1, 1752, the eighth of 17 children. She grew up in a household where the plain dress and strict discipline of the Society of Friends dominated her life. She learned to sew from her great-aunt Sarah Elizabeth Ann Griscom. Her great-grandfather Andrew Griscom, a Quaker carpenter immigrated in 1680 from England.

After she finished her schooling at a Quaker public school, her father apprenticed her to an upholsterer named William Webster. At this job, she fell in love with fellow apprentice John Ross, son of an assistant rector Aeneas Ross (Sarah Leach) at (Episcopal) Christ Church. The couple eloped in 1773 when she was 21 at Hugg's Tavern in Gloucester, New Jersey. The marriage caused a split from her family and meant her expulsion from the Quaker congregation. The young couple soon started their own upholstery business and joined Christ Church, where their fellow congregants included George Washington and his family. Betsy and John had no children.

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