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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 12, 2013.
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Hunter Mountain co-founder Orville Slutsky dies at 96

HUNTER, N.Y., April 19 (UPI) -- Orville Slutzky, one of two brothers who founded New York's Hunter Mountain ski resort with show business help, died at age 96, resort officials said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
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'Old Man River' lyrics trouble for teacher

MORAGA, Calif., April 27 (UPI) -- A music instructor at a California college apologized to his class for giving them the classic song "Old Man River" with the original lyrics, officials say.

Kostelanetz papers to Library of Congress

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The estate of Andre Kostelanetz has donated the Russian-born conductor-arranger's papers and artifacts to the Library of Congress.

Rodgers estate donates to bandshell effort

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The estate of U.S. songwriter Richard Rodgers has donated $1 million to renovate the bandshell in a New York City park, city officials say.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, July 12, 2007.

Actress Kitty Carlisle Hart dies at 96

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Veteran actress Kitty Carlisle Hart, who visited American homes as a panelist on "What's My Line?" and "To Tell The Truth," has died in New York at 96.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.
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Today is Wednesday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2006 with 172 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2005 with one to follow.
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Oscar Hammerstein
NYP2002090440 - NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Tony Award winning actress Lea Salonga rehearses a scene from the new version of the 1958 musical "Flower Drum Song" at a Sept. 4, 2002, press conference. The show's new politically correct book is by David Henry Hwang based on the original by Oscar Hammerstein ll. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Oscar Hammerstein I (8 May 1847 - 1 August 1919) was a businessman, theater impresario and composer in New York City. His passion for opera led him to open several opera houses, and he rekindled opera's popularity in America. He was the grandfather of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.

Oscar Hammerstein I was born in Stettin, Prussia, (now, Szczecin, Poland), to a German-Jewish parents Abraham Hammerstein and his first wife, Berthe. He took up music at an early age. His mother died when he was fifteen years old, and he fled his father, who maltreated him, to seek his fortunes in the United States, arriving in New York City in 1864. He worked sweeping the floor in a cigar factory. Ten years later, he founded the U.S. Tobacco Journal. He also moonlighted as a theater manager in the downtown German theaters.

He was an innovator in the tobacco industry and held patents for 52 inventions, 44 of them related to the cigar-manufacturing process. He became wealthy industrializing cigar manufacturing, and his tobacco fortune provided the money he used to pursue his theater interests.

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