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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2006 with 137 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2005 with 137 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for August 15-21, 2005.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 16, the 229th day of 2004 with 137 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2003 with 137 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2002 with 137 to follow.
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Faceoff: To form a more perfect union

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The president's plan for a new federal department of homeland security is in trouble on Capitol Hill. The Democrats' resistance to President Bush's request for flexibility in personnel matters has prompted the threat of a presidential veto. Question: How
PETER ROFF and JIM CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

LTV steelworkers head to Washington

GARY, Ind., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Two busloads of steelworkers laid off from LTV's Indiana Harbor Works headed to Washington Tuesday to call for Congress and the Bush administration to bail out
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George Meany
Polish Solidarity Leader Lech Walesa holds aloft the George Meany Human Rights Award trophy awarded him on November 14, 1989 after he addressed the national convention of the AFL-CIO in Washington. (UPI Photo/Jim Fetters/Files)
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George Meany (August 16, 1894 – January 10, 1980) was an American labor leader, who served as president of the American Federation of Labor from 1952 to 1955, managed its merger with the Congress of Industrial Organizations during 1955, and then served as president of the united AFL-CIO from 1955 to 1979. He was born and raised on City Island, Bronx and later owned a house there.

Meany started as a plumber's apprentice for Francis A. Taylor and eventually joined the New York City's Plumber's Union and served as a business agent for Local 463. After that, he was elected president of the New York State Federation of Labor and served until 1939. He served on the National Labor Relations Board during World War II.

On the Simpsons episode Bart of Darkness Meany is depicted as a guest on a 1961 episode of The Krusty the Klown Show.

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