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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
By United Press International

Cooper Union to end free tuition policy

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Cooper Union plans to start charging tuition next year, ending a 150-year policy of scholarships that has made it one of the most selective U.S. colleges.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.
By United Press International

Kushners snag NYC high-rise for $1.8B

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A New Jersey family is paying $1.8 billion to buy New York's prestigious Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village from Tishman Speyer Properties.

Manhattan properties going for $5.4B

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The real estate arm of BlackRock Inc. and Tishman Speyer have agreed to buy Manhattan's Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town for $5.4 billion.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2006 with 322 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2005 with 322 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2004 with 323 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2003 with 322 to follow.
By United Press International

Hunt for chem depot intruder comes up dry

TOOELE, Utah, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- An intensive search around a chemical weapons depot in Utah Thursday failed to turn up a reported intruder and also found no indication that the heavy security around the facility had been breached. Operations at the Deseret Chemical Depot 45 miles southw

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2002 with 322 to follow. This is Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
By United Press International
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Peter Cooper (February 12, 1791 – April 4, 1883) was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States.

Peter Cooper was born in New York City to a Dutch-American family. He had little formal schooling, and he worked in the family trade of hatmaking. He then worked as a coachmaker's apprentice, cabinet maker, and grocer. Then he was involved in the manufacturing and selling of cloth-shearing machines. He designed and built the first locomotive in the United States, the Tom Thumb. A home he lived in resides at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration in Nassau County, New York. In 2006, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

In 1840, he became an alderman in New York City. As a prosperous businessman, he conceived of the idea of having a free institute in New York, similar to the École Polytechnique (Polytechnical School) in Paris. He erected a building and endowed art schools for preparing young men and women of the working classes for business. In 1858, he presented the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art to the City of New York.

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