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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 27, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 27, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 27, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, March 27, 2007.
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Today is Monday, March 27, the 86th day of 2006 with 279 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, March 27, the 86th day of 2005 with 279 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, March 27, the 87th day of 2004 with 279 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, March 27, the 86th day of 2003 with 279 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, March 27, the 86th day of 2002 with 279 to follow. Passover begins at sundown. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
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Nathaniel Currier (March 27, 1813 – November 20, 1888) was an American lithographer, who headed the company Currier & Ives with James Ives.

Currier was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts to Nathaniel and Hannah Currier. He attended public school until age fifteen, when he was apprenticed to the Boston printing firm of William and John Pendleton. The Pendletons were the first successful lithographers in the United States, lithography having only recently been invented in Europe, and Currier learned the process in their shop. He subsequently went to work for M. E. D. Brown in Philadelphia, in 1833. The following year, Currier moved to New York City, where he was to start a new business with John Pendleton. Pendleton backed out, and the new firm became Currier & Stodart, which lasted only one year. In addition to being a lithographer, he was also a volunteer fireman in the 1850s.

In 1835, Currier started his own lithographic business as an eponymous sole proprietorship. He initially engaged in standard lithographic business of printing sheet music, letterheads, handbills, etc. However, he soon took his work in a new direction, creating pictures of current events. In late 1835, he issued a print illustrating a recent fire in New York. Ruins of the Merchant's Exchange N.Y. after the Destructive Conflagration of Decbr 16 & 17, 1835 was published by the New York Sun, just four days after the fire, and was an early example of illustrated news. In 1840, Currier began to move away from job printing and into independent print publishing. In that year, the Sun published his print Awful Conflagration of the Steam Boat 'Lexington' in Long Island Sound on Monday Eveg Jany 13th 1840, by Which Melancholy Occurrence Over 100 Persons Perished, another documentation of a news event, three days after the disaster; the print sold thousands of copies.

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