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UPI almanac for Wednesday, March 28, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, July 5, the 186th day of 2006 with 179 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 28, the 87th day of 2006 with 278 to follow.
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Author Philip Kunhardt Jr. dead at 78

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., March 25 (UPI) -- Former Life magazine managing editor, film writer and producer Philip B. Kunhardt Jr. has died in Chappaqua, N.Y., at age 78.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 5, the 186th day of 2005 with 179 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 28, the 87th day of 2005 with 278 to follow.
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The Almanac

The UPI Almanac for Monday, July 5, 2004.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 28, the 88th day of 2004 with 278 to follow.
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More caution needed against Internet fraud

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- More caution is necessary to protect yourself against Internet fraud, a New York e-commerce expert said Monday.

Internet auction features Elvis tooth

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 7 (UPI) -- An actual tooth from Elvis Presley along with a lock of his hair and a commemorative 24-carat-gold record, are being auctioned on eBay.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 5, the 186th day of 2003 with 179 to follow.
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Joe Bob's Week in Review

Mayor Edward "Buddy" Tyler Sr. and the Borough Council of tiny Fieldsboro, N.J., banned the display of yellow ribbons on public property, creating a firestorm o
JOE BOB BRIGGS

Of Human Interest: News lite

The Aldrich Beef & Ice Cream Parlor in Fredonia, N.Y., treated customs free tastes of its annual April Fools' Day gag flavor Tuesday -- succotash ice cream.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Elevator anniversary gives fearful a lift

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- When Elisha Otis starting selling elevators 150 years ago, the thought of a frayed hoisting rope sending riders plunging to their deaths aroused so much dread that circus pioneer P.T. Barnum saw an opportunity to astonish a skeptical public.
CHRIS HAWKE
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Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

His successes may have made him the first "show business" millionaire. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, "I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me," and his personal aims were "to put money in his own coffers." Barnum is widely but erroneously credited with coining the phrase "There's a sucker born every minute."

Born in Bethel, Connecticut, Barnum became a small-business owner in his early twenties, and founded a weekly newspaper, before moving to New York City in 1834. He embarked on an entertainment career, first with a variety troupe called "Barnum's Grand Scientific and Musical Theater," and soon after by purchasing Scudder's American Museum, which he renamed after himself. Barnum used the museum as a platform to promote hoaxes and human curiosities such as the '"Feejee" mermaid' and "General Tom Thumb." In 1850 he promoted the American tour of singer Jenny Lind, paying her an unprecedented $1,000 a night for 150 nights.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "P.T. Barnum."
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