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  • Jun 14, 1774
    The U.S. Army is founded, providing future employment for George Strait, Elvis Presley, Gene Autry, Craig Morgan and Conway Twitty, among others
    Aug 23, 1819
    Navy officer Oliver Hazard Perry dies at sea from an insect bite. Noted for his War of 1812 quote "We have met the enemy and they are ours," he is recalled in Elton Britt's 1942 country hit "There's A Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere"
    Jan 7, 1868
    Rebecca Bowers is born in Virginia. She gives birth to Ernest "Pop" Stoneman, one of country's first successful recording artists, and the leader of The Stoneman Family
    Jan 7, 1868
    Rebecca Bowers is born in Virginia. She gives birth to Ernest "Pop" Stoneman, one of country's first successful recording artists, and the leader of The Stoneman Family
    Mar 7, 1876
    Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for the telephone, inspiring the first line of the Reba McEntire hit "Why Haven't I Heard From You"
    Dec 7, 1877
    Thomas Edison signs a patent application for a tinfoil phonograph, then goes to the New York offices of the technical journal Scientific American to demonstrate it
    Dec 24, 1877
    Thomas Edison files for a patent on a phonograph that uses a disc, rather than tinfoil, to record. Edison discounts the disc, however, and devotes his energies to a model that incorporates a wax cylinder
    Dec 26, 1882
    George Stoneman is born. He plays banjo on some of the early recordings by his cousin, Ernest Stoneman
    Nov 25, 1883
    Sarah Ellen Baker is born. She later marries C.R. Tubb, and the union produces five children, including country legend Ernest Tubb
    Feb 18, 1885
    Two months after its release in Great Britain, Mark Twain's "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn" is published in the U.S. Nearly a century later, it's mentioned alongside Tom Sawyer in the Alabama country hit "Mountain Music"

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