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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007.
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Charles Rudolph Walgreen Jr. dies at 100

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Charles Rudolph Walgreen Jr., son of the founder of the Walgreens drugstore chain, died over the weekend at his home in Northfield, Ill., at age 100.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Oct. 9, 2006.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2005 with 83 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 9, the 283rd day of 2004 with 83 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2003 with 83 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2002 with 83 to follow.
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Charles Rudolph Walgreen (October 9, 1873 – December 11, 1939) was a United States drugstore businessman. He was born in Galesburg, Illinois (which is in Knox County), the son of Swedish emigrants, on October 9, 1873.

As a young adult, he lost part of a finger in an accident at a shoe factory. The doctor who treated him persuaded him to become an apprentice for a local druggist. In 1893, Walgreen went to Chicago and became a registered pharmacist.

At the start of the Spanish-American War, Walgreen enlisted with the 1st Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. While serving in Cuba, he contracted malaria and yellow fever, which continued to plague him for the rest of his life.

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