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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
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Horse-drawn carriages at issue in New York City mayoral race

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- New York's iconic horse-drawn carriages have become an issue in the race for mayor, with candidates forced to say whether the rides are inhumane.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 19, 2007.
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Texas stars donate to scholarship fund

DALLAS, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Some of Texas' biggest names in entertainment are providing memorabilia to raise scholarship funds for students wanting to pursue artistic careers.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2005 with 73 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Oct. 17-23, 2005.
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Cow escapes slaughterhouse for a while

CINCINNATI, March 22 (UPI) -- A cow escaped a Cincinnati slaughterhouse Tuesday, wandering through a residential neighborhood for more than 2 hours before being caught.

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2004 with 73 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2003 with 73 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2002 with 73 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2001 with 73 to follow.
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Peter Max
SLP2000092103-21 SEPTEMBER 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Internationally known artist Peter Max, tosses a baseball as he waits his turn to throw out the first pitch, prior to the St. Louis Cardinals-Houston Astros baseball game, September 21. Max is in St. Louis for a fund raiser at a local art gallery. cc/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein; October 19, 1937) is a German-born American artist best known for his iconic art style in the 1960s. At first, his “Cosmic 60s” art, as it came to be known, appeared on posters and were seen on the walls of college dorms all across America. Max then became fascinated with new printing techniques that allowed for four-color reproduction on product merchandise. Following his success with a line of art clocks for General Electric, Max’s art was licensed by 72 corporations and he became a household name. In September 1969 Max appeared on the cover of Life Magazine with an eight-page feature article as well as the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Ed Sullivan Show.

Peter Max had an adventurous childhood that began when he and his parents fled Berlin in 1938 and traveled to Shanghai, China, where they lived for the next ten years. They lived in a pagoda-style house that overlooked a Buddhist temple, where Peter would observe monks painting calligraphic images with large bamboo brushes on large sheets of rice paper. His Chinese nanny taught Peter how to hold and paint with a brush by using the movement of his wrist and his mother encouraged him to develop his art skills by leaving a variety of art supplies on the balconies of the pagoda and told him to “go ahead and make a mess; we’ll clean it all up after you.”

In 1948, the family departed on a ship that took them on a 48 day sea journey around the continent of Africa and arrived at the port of Haifa, right after Israel had attained its statehood.

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