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On this day: February 19

POSTED: 04:31 PM PST Feb 18, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 18, 2014 

Rescuers reach the Donner Party, Edison patents the phonograph, the Soviet Union launches the Mir space station, and Fidel Castro resigns as Cuban president, all on this day.

OTD February 19 - Grandpa Jones
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1998: Banjo player and country and gospel singer-songwriter Grandpa Jones dies at age 84 in Nashville, Tenn. His more famous songs include "T For Texas," "Are You From Dixie," "Night Train To Memphis" and "Mountain Dew." Jones, whose real name was Louis Marshall Jones, is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and began performing on the Grand Ole Opry in 1946. He also was a charter cast member of the TV show "Hee Haw."

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