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  • Jul 1, 1946
    The U.S. conducts the first nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Overseeing radiation experts with the U.S. Army is Tom Dowd, destined to produce Dusty Springfield's "Son-Of-A-Preacher Man"
    Jul 1, 1946
    Decca releases Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters' pop hit "Get Your Kicks On Route 66." Asleep At The Wheel records a version of the song almost 30 years later that nets a Grammy nomination
    Jul 1, 1946
    Columbia releases Floyd Tillman's "Drivin' Nails In My Coffin"
    Jul 2, 1946
    Gene Autry records "Someday You'll Want Me To Want You" at the CBS Studios on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles
    Jul 3, 1946
    Johnny Lee is born in Texas City, Texas. A sidekick of Mickey Gilley, he emerges from obscurity when the million-selling "Lookin' For Love" appears in the 1980 film "Urban Cowboy," then piles up a five-year run of hits
    Jul 3, 1946
    Chet Atkins marries Leona Johnson
    Jul 6, 1946
    President George W. Bush is born in New Haven, Connecticut. Among the country artists who perform at his functions are Travis Tritt, Lee Ann Womack, Brooks & Dunn, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Chesnutt and Lorrie Morgan
    Jul 6, 1946
    Actor Sylvester Stallone is born in New York City. He co-stars with Dolly Parton in the 1984 movie "Rhinestone"
    Jul 7, 1946
    Bill Nettles records "High-Falutin' Mama" for the Bullet label in Dallas. It will be named one of country's 500 greatest singles in the 2003 Country Music Foundation book "Heartaches By The Number"
    Jul 9, 1946
    Merle Travis records "Divorce Me C.O.D." and "Missouri" at Radio Recorders on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles

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