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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 28)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 22)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 2.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2001 with 29 to follow.
By United Press International

Acambis, Baxter win smallpox vaccine deal

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A $438 million dollar contract was awarded Wednesday to British drugmaker Acambis and its partner Baxter BioScience to make 155 million doses of the smallpox va
ELLEN BECK, UPI Science News

A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 26.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2001 with 76 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Oct. 16.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Brown."
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