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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 16, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 16, 2012.
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County sorry for Laurel birthplace gaffe

BISHOP AUCKLAND, England, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Officials in an English county said they don't have the money to reprint 50,000 brochures that falsely claim comedian Stan Laurel was born in the area.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 16, 2008.
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Math prodigy starts college at 9 ... 2 sisters + 2 Mattiases = 1 puzzled pastor ... Stan Laurel letters on auction block ... Boy 'backchatter' held over the barbie ... Watercooler stories from UPI.

Stan Laurel letters on auction block

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Sometimes sad letters from the late English funny man Stan Laurel to a faithful fan are going up for auction in Scotland

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UPI almanac for Saturday, June 16, 2007.

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Today is Friday, June 16, the 167th day of 2006 with 198 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, June 16, the 167th day of 2005 with 198 to follow.
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Rare Laurel and Hardy German film found

MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Munich, Germany, Film Museum officials have found a rare 1931 movie starring comedy duo Laurel and Hardy speaking in German, it was reported Monday.

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Today is Wednesday, June 16, the 168th day of 2004 with 198 to follow.
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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

An Albany, N.Y., area dealership created an ad honoring U.S. presidents who've been assassinated as a way of showing the dealership was "assassinating high prices."
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Today is Monday, June 16, the 167th day of 2003 with 198 to follow.
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Tommy Mottola, Sony Music's high-powered chairman and chief executive, reportedly has stepped down from his post effective immediately.
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Arthur Stanley "Stan" Jefferson (16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965), better known as Stan Laurel, was an English comic actor, writer and film director, famous as the first half of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy. His film acting career stretched between 1917 and 1951 and included a starring role in the Academy Award winning film The Music Box (1932). In 1961, Laurel was given a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award for his pioneering work in comedy. He has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Arthur Stanley Jefferson was born in his grandparents' house on 16 June 1890 at 3 Argyle Street, Ulverston, then in Lancashire (but now part of the ceremonial county of Cumbria). He had three siblings - two brothers and a sister.

His parents, Arthur and Margaret ("Madge") Jefferson, were both active in the theatre and always very busy. In his early years, he spent much time living with his grandmother Sarah Metcalfe. Stan Jefferson attended school at King James I Grammar School, Bishop Auckland, County Durham and The King's School, Tynemouth, before moving with his parents to Glasgow, Scotland, where he completed his education at Rutherglen Academy. His father managed Glasgow's Metropole Theatre where he began work. At the age of 16, with a natural affinity for the theatre, Jefferson gave his first professional performance on stage at the The Panopticon in Glasgow.

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