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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
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Earthquake hits near Hearst Castle

Earthquake hits near Hearst Castle

SAN SIMEON, Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Friday morning 7 miles from San Simeon, Calif., site of the Hearst Castle, authorities said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 29, 2008.
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Hearst widow sees mansion auctioned

PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The widow of publishing heir Randolph Hearst can now count herself among thousands of U.S. citizens who have had a bank foreclose on their property.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 4, 2008.
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Hearst home on sale for $165 million

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 10 (UPI) -- A Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion once owned by publisher William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies has been put on the market for $165 million. The pink stucco home, which is currently the most expensive residential listing in the United States, sits on a

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UPI almanac for Sunday, April 29, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007.
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Attempted Ford assassin may be released

DUBLIN, Calif., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- One of former U.S. President Gerald Ford's two attempted assassins from September 1975 may be eligible for parole from her California prison next year.

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Today is Saturday, April 29, the 119th day of 2006 with 246 to follow.
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Randolph Hearst
Members of the Hearst family members pause after a game of doubles tennis (from left to right): William Randolph Hearst, Jr., William Randolph Hearst, John Randolph Hearst and George Hearst, April 29th, 1934, to celebrate the publisher's birthday. (UPI Photo)
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William Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American newspaper magnate and leading newspaper publisher. The son of self-made millionaire George Hearst, he became aware that his father received a northern California newspaper, The San Francisco Examiner, as payment of a gambling debt. Still a student at Harvard, he asked his father to give him the newspaper to run. In 1887, he became the paper's publisher and devoted long hours and much money to making it a success. Crusading for civic improvement and exposing municipal corruption, he greatly increased the paper's circulation.

Moving to New York City, he acquired The New York Journal and engaged in a bitter circulation war with Joseph Pulitzer's New York World which led to the creation of yellow journalism — sensationalized stories of dubious veracity. Acquiring more newspapers, Hearst created a chain that numbered nearly 30 papers in major American cities at its peak. He later expanded to magazines, creating the largest newspaper and magazine business in the world.

He was twice elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, but was defeated in 1906 in a race for governor of New York. Nonetheless, through his newspapers and magazines, he exercised enormous political influence, most notably in creating public frenzy which pushed the U.S. into war with Spain in 1898. His life story was a source of inspiration for the lead character in Orson Welles' classic film Citizen Kane.

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