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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 24, 2008.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, Nov. 24, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2005 with 37 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 24, the 329th day of 2004 with 37 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2003 with 37 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2002 with 37 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Scientists in Worcester, Mass., announced on this date in 2001 the successful cloning of 24 cows. They said the animals were normal in every respect. A widely held theory by challengers of the controversial procedure linked defects to cloning.
By United Press International

Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Nov. 18-24.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2001 with 37 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 24.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 19.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Joseph Farwell Glidden (January 18, 1813 – October 9, 1906) was an American farmer who patented barbed wire, a product that forever altered the development of the American West.

Glidden was born in Charlestown, New Hampshire, his family later moving to Clarendon, New York. In 1843, he moved to Illinois with his wife Clarissa Foster. She and her two sons died after the move, and Glidden married Lucinda Warne in 1851.

He created barbed wire by using a coffee mill to create the barbs. Glidden placed the barbs along a wire and then twisted another wire around it to keep the barbs in place. He received the patent for barbed wire in 1874 and was quickly embroiled in a legal battle over whether he actually invented it. He eventually won and created the Barb Fence Company in DeKalb, Illinois. His invention made him extremely rich. By the time of his death in 1906, he was one of the richest men in America. The Dun & Bradstreet Collection, 1840-1895, MSS 791, LXIII, 130, Baker Library, Harvard, recorded his assets at one million dollars. This included the Glidden House Hotel; the DeKalb Chronicle; 3,000 acres (12 km²) of farm land in Illinois; 335,000 acres (1,360 km²) in Texas; and the Glidden Felt Pad Industry.

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