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JANUARY 24

1776 E.T.A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus) Hoffmann (German Composer, Artist, Author of Short Stories and Novels) German Authors Composers Artists
1913 Norman Dello Joio (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
1919 Leon Kirchner (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
1925 Maria Tallchief (Oklahoma-born Native-American Prima Ballerina) Oklahoma Performing Artists Ballet Native American Heritage Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1939 Ray Stevens (Georgia-born Country Singer, Composer) Georgia Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database
Doug Kershaw (Louisiana-born Country Musician) Louisiana Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database
1941 Neil Diamond (New York City-born Popular Singer) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography.com
Aaron Neville (New Orleans-born African-American Popular Singer) New Orleans Performing Artists Popular Musicians The Neville Borthers Official Web Site
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1813 The Royal Philharmonic Society Is Formed in London London, England Classical  Music Royal Philharmonic Society American Public Media
1970 Richard Nixon Presents Presidential Medal of Freedom to Conductor Eugene Ormandy Hungarian Classical Composers and Conductors President Richard Nixon Classical Composers and Conductors History Channel

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