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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
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.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 3, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006.
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2005 with 28 to follow.
By United Press International

Pricey G. Washington portraits at auction

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- An auction at Sotheby's in New York Wednesday features a rare offering of two very expensive portraits of the first U.S. president, George Washington.

Two Washington portraits to be sold

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Sotheby's will auction off two Gilbert Stuart portraits of George Washington, one of which was owned by Alexander Hamilton, for the New York Public Library.

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Today is Friday, Dec. 3, the 338th day of 2004 with 28 to follow.
By United Press International

Samuel Johnson archive donated to Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 19 (UPI) -- A vast collection of 18th century material relating to the life and career of lexicographer Samuel Johnson has been bequeathed to Harvard.

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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2003 with 28 to follow.
By United Press International

Peter Principles: In his country's heart

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Once again, the American people have the opportunity to celebrate discounted white goods, markdowns on furniture and sales on apparel. Even in this time of economic downturn, however, it is not supposed to be that way. Monday, of course, is Presidents' Da
PETER ROFF, United Press International

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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2002 with 28 to follow.
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Gilbert Stuart
President George W. Bush delivers remarks at the Presidential Medal of Freedom awards ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington on June 19, 2008. A portrait of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart is seen behind Bush. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Gilbert Stuart Self Portrait, painted in 1778

Gilbert Charles Stuart (born Stewart) (December 3, 1755 – July 9, 1828) was an American painter from Rhode Island.

Gilbert Stuart is widely considered to be one of America's foremost portraitists. His best known work, the unfinished portrait of George Washington that is sometimes referred to as The Athenaeum, was begun in 1796 and never finished; Stuart retained the portrait and used it to paint 130 copies which he sold for $100 each. The image of George Washington featured in the painting has appeared on the United States one-dollar bill for over a century, and on various U.S. Postage stamps of the 19th century and early 20th century.

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