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1809 Felix Mendelssohn (German Composer) Felix Mendelssohn
1842 Sidney Lanier (Georgia-born Poet, Composer) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Poetry American Composers University of Georgia
1898 Lil Hardin Armstrong (Tennessee-born African-American Jazz Musician; Wife of Louis Armstrong) Lil Hardin Armstrong Louis Armstrong Jazz African American Performing Artists
1900 Mabel Mercer (English-born African-American Jazz Singer) English Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1959 Buddy Holly (Texas-born Popular Musician: Iowa Plane Crash) Iowa Buddy Holly Popular Musicians Air Disasters Texas State Historical Association The History Channel BBC
Ritchie Valens (Los Angeles-born Hispanic Popular Musician: Iowa Plane Crash) Los Angeles Performing Artists Popular Musicians Air Disasters Latin-American Performing Artists The History Channel
Jiles Perry Richardson "Big Bopper" (Texas-born Popular Musician: Iowa Plane Crash) Texas Performing Artists Popular Musicians Air Disasters Texas State Historical Association The History Channel
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1959 Day the Music Died: Plane Crash Kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper Buddy Holly Popular Musicians Air Disasters Texas State Historical Association The History Channel BBC

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