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JANUARY 26

1905 Maria von Trapp (Austrian-born Subject of The Sound of Music) Austrian Performing Artists The Sound of Music
1924 Warren Benson (Michigan-born Composer) Michigan Composer American Composers
1928 Ertha Kitt (South Carolina-born African-American Popular Singer) South Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians Noted African Americans African American Registry
1953 Lucinda Williams (Louisiana-born Popular Singer) Louisiana Performing Artists Popular Musicians IMDB
1957 Eddie Van Halen (Dutch Popular Musician) Netherlands Performing Artists Popular Musicians IMDB
1981 Gustavo Dudamel (Venezuela-born Conductor/Educator) Gustavo Dudamel Classical Musicians Educators of Note
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1863 President Lincoln Acknowledges Receipt of "Emancipation March" from Iowa Music Teacher Iowa President Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation Music Lincoln Logs
1988 Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera Opens on Broadway Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Theater Phantom of the Opera

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