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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 11, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2006 with 142 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2005 with 142 to follow.
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This is Wednseday, Aug.11, the 224th day of 2004 with 142 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2003 with 142 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 11, the 223th day of 2002 with 142 to follow.
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Show highlights Matisse's contribution

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- In its first ever exhibition exclusively devoted to 20th century art, the J. Pierpont Morgan Library of New York is presenting an overview of the contributions made by dealer and collector Pierre Matisse to the promotion of modern artists in North America
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Joseph Herman Hirshhorn (August 11, 1899 – August 31, 1981) was an entrepreneur, financier and art collector. Born in Latvia, the twelfth of thirteen children, Hirshhorn emigrated to the United States with his widowed mother at the age of six.

Hirshhorn went to work as an office boy on Wall Street at age 14. Three years later, in 1916, he became a stockbroker and earned $168,000 that year. A shrewd investor, he sold off his Wall Street investments two months before the collapse of 1929, realizing $4 million in cash. Hirshhorn made his fortune in the mining and oil business. In the 1930s, he focused much of his attention on gold and uranium mining prospects in Canada, establishing an office in Toronto in 1933. Toronto was notably hostile to foreigners then -- Hirshhorn later claimed that all the city's park benches had signs that read "No Dogs or Jews Allowed".

In the 1950s, he and geologist Franc Joubin were primarily responsible for the "Big Z" uranium discovery in northeastern Ontario and the subsequent founding of the city of Elliot Lake, Ontario. Hirshhorn Avenue, a residential street in that city, is named after him. By 1960, when he sold the last of his uranium stock, he had made over $100 million in cash from the uranium business.

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