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1571 Michael Praetorius (German Composer) German Composers Composers
1797 Henry Engelhard Steinway (German-American Founder of Steinway Pianos) Germany Business Leaders Piano Steinway Pianos
1901 James "Kokomo" Arnold (Georgia-born Blues Musician) Georgia Performing Artists Blues and Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1905 Harold Arlen (New York-born Composer: Somewhere Over the Rainbow) Harold Arlen American Composers Wizard of Oz
1947 John Adams (Massachusetts-born Composer) Massachusetts Composers American Composers
1949 Christopher Rouse (Maryland-born Composer) Maryland Composers American Composers
1950 Peter Gabriel (English Popular Musician, Songwriter) Peter Gabriel Popular Musicians
1951 Melissa Manchester (New York City-born Singer) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1943 Thomas "Fats" Waller (New York-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Fats Waller Jazz African-American Performing Artists
1965 Nat "King" Cole (Alabama born African-American Jazz Pianist, Popular Singer)  Nat King Cole Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1984 Ethel Merman (New York-born Singer, Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors Popular Musicians Internet Broadway Database
1934 Ella Fitzgerald Is "Discovered" While Performing at Harlem's Apollo Theater New York City Ella Fitzgerald Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Virginia Historical Society
1940 American Music Center, a Library and Information Center for American Composers, Is Founded in New York City New York City American Composers Library/Reference Resources American Music Center American Public Media

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