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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 15, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 15, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, July 15, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 15, the 196th day of 2006 with 169 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 15, the 196th day of 2005 with 169 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 15, the 197th day of 2004 with 169 to follow.
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All-star tribute to Patsy Cline

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- An all-star lineup of singers -- including Natalie Cole, Amy Grant, Norah Jones, k.d. lang and Martina McBride -- pay tribute to Patsy Cline in a new CD, 40 yea
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Today is Tuesday, July 15, the 196th day of 2003 with 169 to follow.
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Country Music News

Guitarist Jimmy Bryant born in Pavo, Ga., 1925. Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and Randy Hughes die in a plane crash in Camden, Tenn., 1963.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Texas Jim Robertson born in Batesville, Texas, 1909. Hardrock Gunter born in Birmingham, Ala., 1925.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Lefty Frizzell debuts on Grand Ole Opry, 1950. Kitty Wells records "I Can't Stop Loving You," 1957.
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Country Music News

Hank Snow's first recording session, 1936. Slim Whitman joins Grand Ole Opry after five years on Louisiana Hayride, 1955.
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Country Music News

Cowboy Copas born in 1913. Linda Ronstadt born in 1946. Bill Justis died in 1982.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Cowboy Copas' "Alabam" charted in 1960. First all-day bluegrass event staged in Luray, Va., in 1961. Willie Nelson held his first Fourth of July Picnic in 1973.
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Lloyd Estel Copas (July 15, 1913 – March 5, 1963), known by his stage name Cowboy Copas, was an American country music singer popular from the 1940s until his death in the 1963 plane crash that also killed country stars Patsy Cline and Hawkshaw Hawkins.

Copas was born in 1913 in Jefferson Township in Adams County, Ohio. He began performing locally at age 14, and appeared on WLW-AM and WKRC-AM in Cincinnati during the 1930s. In 1940 he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he performed on WNOX-AM with his band, the Gold Star Rangers.

In 1943, Copas achieved national fame when he replaced Eddy Arnold as a vocalist in the Pee Wee King band and began performing on the Grand Ole Opry. His first solo single, "Filipino Baby," released by King Records in 1946, hit number four on the Billboard country chart and sparked the most successful period of his career.

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