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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
By United Press International
At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Sebelius: Experts advised against suspending healthcare.gov for fixes

Sebelius: Experts advised against suspending healthcare.gov for fixes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The federal health exchange website remains up based on advice that shutting it down may not be best for fixing it, the top U.S. healthcare official said.
Sen. Cruz puts hold on Obama's FCC nominee

Sen. Cruz puts hold on Obama's FCC nominee

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is blocking the confirmation Tom Wheeler, President Obama's choice to head the Federal Communications Commission.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 8, 2013.
By United Press International
Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

America's historical amnesia

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Understanding of history might make dealing with the dangers of today and the uncertainties of tomorrow a little easier. Historical amnesia is not the answer.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

It's never too early to look ahead to the 2014 midterm elections for the U.S. Congress -- and retirements could throw a couple of monkey wrenches into party challenges.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
By United Press International
Jay Rockefeller to retire from Senate

Jay Rockefeller to retire from Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Jay Rockefeller, who arrived in West Virginia almost 50 years ago as a VISTA volunteer, announced Friday he will not run for a sixth term in the U.S. Senate.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 8, 2012.
By United Press International
House OKs controversial cybersecurity bill

House OKs controversial cybersecurity bill

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- A cybersecurity bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote despite a veto threat by President Obama.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2008.
By United Press International
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John D. Rockefeller
WAP2001051766 - 17 MAY 2001 - WASHINGTON . D. C. USA: Senator John D. Rockefeller (D-WV)) makes a point during the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing May 17, 2001 on nominations for the Federal Communications Commission. rw/Ricardo Watson UPI
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John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an German-American oil magnate and philanthropist, founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy. In 1870, he founded the Standard Oil Company and aggressively ran it until he officially retired in 1897. Standard Oil began as an Ohio partnership formed by John D. Rockefeller, his brother William Rockefeller, Henry Flagler, Jabez Bostwick, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner, Stephen V. Harkness. As kerosene and gasoline grew in importance, Rockefeller's wealth soared, and he became the world's richest man and first American worth more than a billion dollars. Adjusting for inflation, he is often regarded as the richest person in history.

Rockefeller spent the last 40 years of his life in retirement. His fortune was mainly used to create the modern systematic approach of targeted philanthropy with foundations that had a major effect on medicine, education, and scientific research.

His foundations pioneered the development of medical research, and were instrumental in the eradication of hookworm and yellow fever. He is also the founder of both the University of Chicago and Rockefeller University. He was a devoted Northern Baptist and supported many church-based institutions throughout his life. Rockefeller adhered to total abstinence from alcohol and tobacco throughout his life.

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