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Today is Thursday, Dec. 2, the 337th day of 2004 with 29 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 16, the 290th day of 2004 with 76 to follow.
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Today is Friday, May 9, the 129th day of 2003 with 236 to follow.
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Feature: War and teach-ins

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Feds crack down on drug paraphernalia

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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Roebuck "Pops" Staples, patriarch of the Staple Singers, who was born in 1915; Johnny Otis in 1924 (age 78); Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers in 1938 (age 64); Edgar Winter in 1946 (age 56); Eastbeats bassist Dick
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 28-Jan. 3.
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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)

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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