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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
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Report: Philadelphia demolition backhoe operator had drugs in system

PHILADELPHIA, June 7 (UPI) -- Philadelphia police Friday raided the home of the backhoe operator in Wednesday's building collapse and said he will face criminal charges for six deaths.

Miami assistant coach saves trapped driver

MIAMI, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A University of Miami assistant football coach freed a man trapped in his car after the car skidded off Interstate 95 and flipped over Saturday.

'Cains coach frees driver from wrecked car

MIAMI, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Florida police say University of Miami assistant football coach Stephen Field rescued a motorist after the young man's car drove into a ditch and hit a tree.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 24, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2005 with 68 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 24, the 298th day of 2004 with 68 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2003 with 68 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2003 with 68 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for October 20-26.
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London attack on Blaine was no illusion

LONDON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Magician David Blaine is recovering from an attack by a London man who obviously isn't impressed with Blain's world record starvation attempt.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2002 with 68 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The United Nations was born on this day in 1945, less than two months after World War II ended. U.S. Secretary of State James Byrnes announced that the U.N. charter was in effect, following Soviet ratification of the document. The new international body
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Stephen Johnson Field (November 4, 1816 – April 9, 1899) was an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from May 20, 1863, to December 1, 1897. Prior to this, he was the 5th Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court.

Born in Haddam, Connecticut, he was the sixth of the nine children of David Dudley Field I, a Congregationalist minister, and his wife Submit Dickinson. His family produced three other children of major prominence in 19th Century America: David Dudley Field II the prominent attorney, Cyrus Field the millionaire investor and creator of the Atlantic Cable, and Rev. Henry Martyn Field a prominent clergymen and travel writer. He grew up in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and went to Turkey at thirteen with his sister and her missionary husband. He graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1837. While attending Williams College he was one of the original Founders of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. After studying law in New York City with his brother David Dudley Field II, they practiced law together until 1848 when he went west to California in the Gold Rush.

There his legal practice boomed and he was elected alcalde, a form of mayor and justice of the peace under the old Mexican rule of law, of Marysville. Because the Gold Rush city could afford no jail, and it cost too much to transport prisoners to San Francisco, Field implemented the whipping post, believing that without such a brutal implement many in the rough and tumble city would be hanged for minor crimes. The voters sent him to the California State Assembly in 1850 to represent Yuba County, but he lost a race the next year for the State Senate. His successful legal practice led to his election to the California Supreme Court in 1857, serving six years. He notably struck down the racist Pigtail Ordinance, making him unpopular with the Californian public.

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