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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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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 Sunday, April 29, 2012.
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'Newsies' extends Broadway run

'Newsies' extends Broadway run

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- The Broadway run of the new musical "Newsies" has been extended by two months, the show's producers announced Monday.
Jeremy Jordan to reprise 'Newsies' role on Broadway

Jeremy Jordan to reprise 'Newsies' role on Broadway

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Jeremy Jordan is to lead the cast of "Newsies" when the musical moves from New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse to Broadway in March.
'Newsies' musical heading to Broadway

'Newsies' musical heading to Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- "Newsies, The New American Musical" is to open in March at Broadway's Nederlander Theater, the show's producers said Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 29, 2009.
By United Press International

Monks rebuilding 800-year-old structure

VINA, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Monks reassembling an 800-year-old building in Tehama County, Calif., said the structure could be completed by the end of this year.

Night at Hearst Castle up for grabs

SAN SIMEON, Calif., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Anyone with thousands of dollars to spare can bid for a chance to live like a newspaper baron for a night at William Randolph Hearst's California castle.
Lydia Hearst achieves success as model

Lydia Hearst achieves success as model

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- Lydia Hearst reportedly has been hired as a model by the British lingerie company Myla.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 29, 2008.
By United Press International

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

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, April 29, 2007.
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William 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. Hearst entered the publishing business in 1887, after taking control of The San Francisco Examiner from his father. 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 as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives, but ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of New York City in 1905 and 1909, for Governor of New York in 1906, and for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1910. Nonetheless, through his newspapers and magazines, he exercised enormous political influence, and is sometimes credited with pushing public opinion in the United States into a war with Spain in 1898.

His life story was a source of inspiration for the development of the lead character in Orson Welles' classic film Citizen Kane. His mansion, Hearst Castle, near San Simeon, California, on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, was donated by the Hearst Corporation to the state of California in 1957, and is now a State Historical Monument and a National Historic Landmark, open for public tours. Hearst formally named the estate La Cuesta Encantada ("The Enchanted Slope"), but he usually just called it "the ranch".

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