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1910 Django Reinhardt (Belgian Jazz Guitarist) Django Reinhardt Jazz & Blues
1943 Gary Burton (Indiana-born Grammy Winning Jazz Musician) Gary Burton Popular Musicans Jazz Grammy
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1893 Phillips Brooks (Massachusetts-born Hymnist: "O Little Town of Bethlehem") Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Religion American Composers and Songwriters
1981 Samuel Barber (Pennsylvania-born Composer) Samuel Barber American Composers
1993 Thomas Dorsey (Georgia-born African-American "Father of Modern Black Gospel Music") Georgia Performing Artists Gospel Musicians African-American Performing Artists
1862 President & Mrs. Lincoln Attend the Opera Il Trovatore at the Washington Theater Abraham Lincoln Opera Lincoln Logs
1943 Duke Ellington Plays Carnegie Hall for the First Time Duke Ellington Famous African Americans Historic Firsts Carnegie Hall Jazz at Lincoln Center American Public Media
1986 Eight Musicians/Groups Inducted in the First Annual Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Rock and Roll Hall of Fame University of Georgia

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