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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 10, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, April 10, 2007.
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Today is Monday, April 10, the 100th day of 2006 with 265 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, April 10, the 100th day of 2005 with 265 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, April 10, the 101st day of 2004 with 265 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, April 10, the 100th day of 2003 with 265 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, April 10, the 100th day of 2002 with 265 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
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Frances Perkins (April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965), born Fannie Coralie Perkins, was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold Ickes were the only original members of the Roosevelt cabinet who remained in offices for his entire presidency.

During her term as Secretary of Labor, Perkins championed many aspects of the New Deal, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Public Works Administration and its successor the Federal Works Agency, and the labor portion of the National Industrial Recovery Act. With The Social Security Act she established unemployment benefits, pensions for the many uncovered elderly Americans, and welfare for the poorest Americans. She pushed to reduce workplace accidents and helped craft laws against child labor. Through the Fair Labor Standards Act, she established the first minimum wage and overtime laws for American workers, and defined the standard 40-hour work week. She formed governmental policy for working with labor unions and helped to alleviate strikes by way of the United States Conciliation Service, Perkins resisted having American women be drafted to serve the military in World War II so that they could enter the civilian workforce in greatly expanded numbers.

Perkins was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Susan Bean Perkins and Frederick W. Perkins, the owner of a stationer's business (both of her parents originally were from Maine). She spent much of her childhood in Worcester. She was christened Fannie Coralie Perkins, but later changed her name to Frances.

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