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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 11, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
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International news registry opens

International news registry opens

TORONTO, March 30 (UPI) -- Sunday marked the first day that anyone publishing news must register their stories with the International News Forum.Org group in Davos, Switzerland.
JOSEPH CHRYSDALE

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 11, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011.
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New York Library closed for anniversary

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- The New York Public Library's main building was closed Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the facility's formal dedication.

Rosa Rio, movie organist, dead at 107

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla., May 16 (UPI) -- Rosa Rio, who began playing the organ at silent movies in 1912 when William Howard Taft was U.S. president, has died just short of her 108th birthday.
Obama to throw Nats' 'first pitch'

Obama to throw Nats' 'first pitch'

VIERA, Fla., March 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Washington Nationals home opener next week.

Analysis: Words are Obama's power tool

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama has already revealed the secret political weapon most likely to make his presidency a success: his bully pulpit.
MARTIN SIEFF

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 11, 2008.
By United Press International

Ohio looks for exciting pivotal primary

CLEVELAND, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Ohio, before this year, had not been the stage for a decisive presidential primary since its first nominating contest in 1912, a report said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, March 11, 2007.
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William Howard Taft
U.S. President Barack Obama throws out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener to mark the 100th anniversary of the presidential tradition in Washington on April 5, 2010. William Howard Taft was the first president to do so in 1910. UPI/Martin H. Simon/POOL
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William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930). He is the only person to have served in both offices.

Born in 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio, into the powerful Taft family, "Big Bill" graduated from Yale College Phi Beta Kappa in 1878 and from Cincinnati Law School in 1880. He worked in local nondescript legal positions until he was tapped to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court in 1887. In 1890, Taft was appointed Solicitor General of the United States and in 1891 a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In 1900, President William McKinley appointed Taft Governor-General of the Philippines. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Taft Secretary of War with the hope that he might groom Taft, then his close political ally, into his handpicked presidential successor.

Riding a wave of popular support for fellow Republican Roosevelt, Taft won an easy victory in his 1908 bid for the presidency.

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