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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
By United Press International

Beef industry grounds slimy campaign

Public outcry over a meatpacking process intended to make ground beef cheaper, leaner and safer has put the U.S. beef industry on the defensive.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011.
By United Press International
WGA, West spikes its awards show

WGA, West spikes its awards show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Hollywood writers' strike has claimed another casualty, with the Writers Guild of America, West saying it will spike its awards show if the strike persists.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 20th, the 263rd day of 2006 with 102 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2005 with 102 to follow.
By United Press International

Report cites abuses in U.S. meat industry

CHICAGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- AFL-CI0 President John Sweeney is praising a Human Rights Watch report that accuses U.S. meatpacking and poultry industries of abusing workers' rights.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 20, the 264th day of 2004 with 102 to follow.
By United Press International

'Checkpoint' expresses society's views

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Nicholson Baker uses his book "Checkpoint," about a plot to kill George Bush, to express society's discontent with the U.S. president, one source said.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2003 with 102 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2002 with 102 to follow.
By United Press International
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Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968), was an American author who wrote close to 100 books in many genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the 20th century, acquiring particular fame for his 1906 muckraking novel The Jungle. It exposed conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar that contributed in part to the passage a few months later of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. Time magazine called him "a man with every gift except humor and silence."

Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Upton Beall Sinclair and Priscilla Harden. His father was a liquor salesman whose alcoholism shadowed his son's childhood. Sinclair had wealthy grandparents with whom he often stayed. This gave him insight into how both the rich and the poor lived during the late 19th century. Living in two social settings affected him and greatly influenced his novels.

In 1888, the Sinclair family moved to the Bronx, New York, where Sinclair entered the City College of New York, then a prep school, at the age of thirteen. He wrote dime novels and magazine articles to pay for his tuition. He graduated in 1897 and then studied for a time at Columbia University.

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