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UPI almanac for Wednesday, May 9, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006
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Barber wins NFC offensive player award

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- New York running back Tiki Barber was selected the NFC offensive player of the week on the strength of a 185-yard rushing effort last week.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Oct. 16, 2006.
By United Press International

Anderson, Kid Rock wed again in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock, the serial wedding couple, exchanged vows again as they'd vowed to do, this time at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville.

Newton-John's boyfriend reportedly alive

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico, June 5 (UPI) -- Olivia Newton-John's missing boyfriend is believed to be living in Mexico after allegedly faking his death during a fishing trip last year.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 9, the 129th day of 2006 with 236 to follow.
By United Press International

Austen biopic under way in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 6 (UPI) -- Shooting has begun in Dublin, Ireland, on "Becoming Jane," a biopic of author Jane Austen.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2005 with 29 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2005 with 76 to follow.
By United Press International

Kansas dig may reveal John Doy homestead

LAWRENCE, Kan., June 1 (UPI) -- A team of archaeologists in Lawrence, Kan., has uncovered what may be the foundation of the long-lost home of Underground Railroad operator Dr. John Doy.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 9, the 129th day of 2005 with 236 to follow.
By United Press International

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Twisted knickers theft tale shocks court ... Fans line up for 'Star Wars' ... Man drills for oil based on Bible passage ... The world as we know it from UPI.
By United Press International

Man drills for oil based on Bible passage

AFULA, Israel, April 6 (UPI) -- A Texas Christian has invested millions in an oil well near Afula, Israel, based on a biblical passage, IsraelNationalNews.com reported Wednesday.

Bank accused of past ties to slavery

CHICAGO, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A Chicago alderman who supports reparations for descendants of African-American slaves says the Bank of American lied about past ties to slavery.
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John Brown
Verterans huddle under umbrellas as a stready rain falls during a dedication ceremony of the new Veterans Memorial at John Brown Memorial Park in Woodson Terrace, Mo. on November 1, 2003. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
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John Brown and Company of Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, was a pre-eminent shipbuilder, responsible for building many notable ships.

The shipyard was founded by James and George Thomson, brothers who had worked for the famous engineer Robert Napier. The Thomson brothers named the yard J&G Thomson after their Glasgow foundry, established in Anderston in 1847. In 1851 they opened a shipyard at Cessnock, launching their first ship, named the Jackal, in 1852. They quickly established a reputation in building prestigious passenger ships, building the Jura for Cunard in 1854 and the record breaking Russia in 1867.

The company moved to the Barns o' Clyde (later re-named Clydebank) near the village of Dalmuir in 1871. The location at the confluence of the River Clyde, with the tributary River Cart at Newshot Isle, allowed very large ships to be launched. Despite severe financial difficulties the company developed a reputation based on engineering quality and innovation.

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