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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 15, the 135th day of 2003 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

In 2002, eight months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, the White House said that President Bush had received a CIA briefing in August, 2001, warning that Osama bin Laden planned to hijack airplanes.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for May 12-18.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2002 with 90 to follow.
By United Press International

Blast from the Past

It was on this date in 1972 that former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, a symbol of segregation, was shot and wounded at he campaigned for the U.S presidency in Laurel, Md. Wallace, who died in 1998, was left paralyzed from the waist down. His assailant, Art
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 15, the 135th day of 2002 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

This is the UPI Blast from the Past advance package, May 13 through May 19.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Louis Elwood Wolfson (January 28, 1912 - December 30, 2007) was a Wall Street financier and one of the first modern corporate raiders, labeled by Time Magazine as such in a 1956 article. In later years he was a major thoroughbred horse racing participant best known as the owner and breeder of 1978 American Triple Crown winner, Affirmed.

In 1967 and 1968, he was convicted of selling unregistered shares and of perjury and obstruction of justice for which he served one year in a federal prison. The conviction eventually led to the 1969 resignation of Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, who first returned a $20,000 retainer to a Wolfson foundation.

Wolfson was born in St. Louis, Missouri. but his family moved to Jacksonville, Florida when he was one year old.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Louis Wolfson."
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