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FEBRUARY 17

1653 Arcangelo Corelli (Italian Violinist, Composer) Italian Composers Classical Musicians Composers
1864 Andrew Barton Paterson (Australian Poet, Songwriter, Children's Author) Andrew Barton Paterson Poetry Music Young-adult Authors
1902 Marian Anderson (Pennsylvania-born African-American Operatic Singer) Marian Anderson Opera Famous African American Performing Artists
1920 Paul Fetler (Pennsylvania-born Composer) Pennsylvania Composers American Composers
1926 Lee Hoiby (Wisconsin-born Composer) Wisconsin Composers American Composers Wisconsin Historical Society
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1982 Thelonious Monk (North Carolina-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) Thelonious Monk Jazz American Composers Noted African American Performing Artists
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1894 John Phillip Sousa's Band Plays in Portland, Oregon Portland, Oregon John Phillip Sousa Popular Music SalemOregon.com
1904 Puccini's Opera Madame Butterfly Premieres in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala Giacomo Puccini Opera Historic Firsts New York Times American Public Media

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