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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
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40s B-movie star Elyse Knox dead

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Actress Elyse Knox, best known for starring in "The Mummy's Tomb" with Lon Chaney Jr., has died at her Los Angles home, her family said. She was 94.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 31, 2007.
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Singers pay tribute to gospel great

CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- American gospel music icon Thomas Dorsey, who wrote songs that comforted listeners for decades, was honored in Chicago in a tribute near his old church.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006.
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The matriarch of Nudie suits dead at 92

VALENCIA, Calif., April 10 (UPI) -- Helen "Bobbie Nudie" Cohn, "the backbone" behind her husband's Hollywood Nudie suit business, has died in Valencia, Calif, at age 92.

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Today is Saturday, Dec. 31, the 365th and last day of 2005.
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Roy Rogers
LAP98070603 - 06 JULY 1998 - APPLE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, USA: Singing cowboy movie and TV star Roy Rogers, pictured, who rode off into the sunset of scores of musical Westerns with his wife Dale and his horse Trigger, has died in his sleep June 6 at his Apple Valley, Ca. home at the age og 86. Roy Rogers and his wife of 51-years and frequent co-star Dale Evans are pictured in this undate file photo. UPI jr/file photo
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Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye) (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998), was a singer and cowboy actor, as well as the namesake of the Roy Rogers Restaurants chain. He and his third wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino Trigger, and his German Shepherd Dog, Bullet, were featured in over one hundred movies and The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1957. His productions usually featured a sidekick, often either Pat Brady, (who drove a jeep called "Nellybelle") or the crotchety George "Gabby" Hayes. Roy's nickname was "King of the Cowboys". Dale's nickname was "Queen of the West."

The baby who would become famous as Roy Rogers was born to Andrew ("Andy") and Mattie (Womack) Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his family lived in a tenement building on 2nd Street. (Riverfront Stadium was constructed at this location in 1970 and Rogers would later joke that he had been born at second base.) Dissatisfied with his job and city life, Andy Slye and his brother Will built a 12-by-50-foot houseboat from salvage lumber, and, in July 1912, the Slye family floated on the Ohio River towards Portsmouth, Ohio. Desiring a more stable existence in Portsmouth, the Slyes purchased land on which to build a home, but the flood of 1913 allowed them to move the houseboat to their property and continue living in it on dry land.

In 1919 the Slyes purchased a farm about 12 miles north of Portsmouth, at Duck Run, near Lucasville, Ohio. They there built a six-room home. Leonard's father soon realized that the farm alone would provide insufficient income for his family and he took a job at a shoe factory in Portsmouth, living there during the week and returning home on the weekends, bearing gifts for the family following paydays, one of which was a horse on which Leonard learned the basics of horsemanship.

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