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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 29, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, June 29, 2007.

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Today is Thursday, June 29, the 180th day of 2006 with 185 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, June 29, the 180th day of 2005 with 185 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 29, the 181st day of 2004 with 185 to follow.
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'Psycho' stabbing rated best movie death

LONDON, May 20 (UPI) -- The scene that gave many women a phobia about motel showers has been rated the "best movie death," according to a British film magazine.

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Today is Sunday, June 29, the 180th day of 2003 with 185 to follow.
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Country Music News

Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, 1876. Helen Cornelius born in Hannibal, Mo. 1941.
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Today is Saturday, June 29, the 180th day of 2002 with 185 to follow.
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Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
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Louis Burton Lindley, Jr. (June 29, 1919 – December 8, 1983), better known by the stage name Slim Pickens, was an American rodeo performer and film and television actor who epitomized the profane, tough, sardonic cowboy, but who is best remembered for his comic roles, notably in Dr. Strangelove, 1941 and Blazing Saddles.

Pickens was born Louis Burton Lindley, Jr. in Kingsburg, California, the son of Sally Mosher (née Turk) and Louis Bert Lindley, Sr. He was an excellent rider from age 4 and quit school to join the rodeo at 12. He was told that working in the rodeo would be "slim pickings" (very little money), giving him his name, but he did well and eventually became a well-known rodeo clown — one of the most dangerous jobs in live entertainment.

After 20 years on the rodeo circuit, his distinctive Oklahoma-Texas drawl (even though he was a lifelong Californian), his wide eyes and moon face and strong physical presence gained him a role in the western Rocky Mountain (1950) starring Errol Flynn. He appeared in many more westerns, playing both villains and comic sidekicks to the likes of Rex Allen.

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