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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 15, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.
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Police close street for military device

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Police in a Massachusetts town said they were called to a salvage yard when a man unloading disarmed grenades found an unidentified military device.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 15, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, March 15, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, March 15, the 74th day of 2006 with 291 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, March 15, the 74th day of 2005 with 291 to follow.
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Today is Monday, March 15, the 75th day of 2004 with 291 to follow.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Rod Cless was born this day in Lennox, Iowa, in 1907. He recorded with Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher, Gene Krupa and Mezz Mezzrow. He died in 1944 at age 37 after a drunken fall.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Johnny Dodds was born this day in Waverly, La., in 1892. He was an important member of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in Chicago, recording more than 40 songs with Oliver between 1921 and 1924, when he left the band in a pay disagreement.
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Today is Saturday, March 15, the 74th day of 2003 with 291 to follow.
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Henry Haag “Harry” James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician and bandleader. James was an instrumentalist of the swing era, employing a bravura playing style that made his trumpet work identifiable. He was one of the most popular bandleaders of the first half of the 1940s, and he continued to lead his band until just before his death, 40 years later.

He was born in Albany, Georgia, the son of a bandleader of a traveling circus. By the age of 10 he was taking trumpet lessons from his father, who placed him on a strict daily practice schedule. Each day, James was given one page to learn from the Arban's book and was not allowed to pursue any other pastime until he had learned that particular page.

In 1931 the family settled in Beaumont, Texas, where James began playing with local dance bands.

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