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United Press Associations formed to serve evening newspapers
NEW YORK July 15, 1907 (UP) - The completion of an important press association consolidation was announced this morning. By arrangements just completed, the Publishers Press Association, the Scripps-McRae Press Association and the Scripps News Association become one concern, under the name of the "United Press Associations."
Suffragettes confront London police
LONDON, July 1, 1908 (UP) -- One thousand suffragettes, goaded into madness by the action of the police, to-day attempted to rescue twenty-eight of the twenty-nine of their number who were arrested during last night's unprecedented demonstration in Parliament square. These twenty-eight were in a prison van and were being hauled to prison, when a mob of enraged women "rushed" the van, just as it was leaving the courtyard.
American auto wins round-the-world race
PARIS, July 31, 1908 (UP) - The American Thomas car has arrived in Paris after leisurely jaunt from Berlin. George Schuster and George Miller are being hailed everywhere as the winners of the great around-the-world race.
Daughter of Mark Twain dies in bath
REDDING, Conn., Dec. 24, 1909 (UP) -- Miss Jean L. Clemens, younger daughter of Mark Twain, was found dead in a bath tub at the home of her father, "The Stormfield," by her maid this morning.
Storm Blocks Transportation Around Capital
By United Press International
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 28, 1922 -- The nations' capital was blanketed with a record breaking snow fall of more than 18 inches today.
Harry Houdini dies in Detroit
DETROIT, Nov. 1, 1926 (UP) -- In a bronze, air-tight coffin recently constructed for one of his myriad tricks, the body of Harry Houdini, America's greatest magician, will leave here tonight for New York.
Five baby girls born to Canada farmer's wife
NORTH BAY, Ontario, May 28, 1934 (UP) - In a rude farm house five miles from here a country doctor fought tonight to keep the spark of life in five tiny baby girls. The quintuplets were born today to Mrs. Oliva Dionne, 25 years of age, who has six other living children.
"War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast Causes Panic
NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 1938 (UP) Residents of New Jersey fled their homes tonight, squad cars and ambulances roared through Newark and newspaper and press association offices throughout the country were besieged with telephone calls demanding to know about "a meteor which fell in New Jersey."
Buchenwald 'living hell,' says French writer
By Marcel Conversy
PARIS, May 3, 1945 (UP) - I have returned to the world of free and decent men from the living hell of Buchenwald.
Japanese ex-premier admits war guilt after suicide attempt
By Frank Bartholomew and Frank Tremaine
TOKYO, Sept. 11 (UP) "I wanted to die by the sword, but the pistol had to do. I assume the responsibility for the war...banzai!"
North Koreans drive within four miles of Seoul
By JACK JAMES
Tank-led North Korean Communist armies drove to within four miles of this capital city of South Korea early today.
MacArthur cable to UP's Hugh Baille
FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 1, 1950 (UP) - Following is the text of the cable sent today by Gen. of Army Douglas MacArthur to Hugh Baille, the president of the United Press:
Scientist Jonas Salk develops polio vaccine
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 20, 1955 (INS) - A brilliant scientific experiment has been completed, leading to a workable vaccine against crippling polio and making the man responsible a celebrity overnight.
Castro won power in two years
HAVANA, Jan. 2, 1959 (UPI) - At 32, Fidel Castro has established himself as one of the great political adventurers of modern times.
Activist Says U.S. Firms Could Help End South African Racism
EAST LANSING. Mich. (UPI) --
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