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1875 Maurice Ravel (French Composer) Maurice Ravel Composers
1964 Denyce Graves (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Operatic Mezzo-Soprano) Denyce Graves Opera Famous African-Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1999 Bobby Hendricks (South African Saxophonist) South African City Performing Artists Popular Musicians South African History
1896 Gilbert & Sullivan's Last Operetta, "The Grand Duke," Opens at London's Savoy Theater London Stage & Theater Opera MIT American Public Media
1939 Guy Lombardo & Royal Canadians First Record "Auld Lang Syne" Popular Music WAMU
1959 Bells Are Ringing Closes in New York (924 performances) Musical Theater Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database
1979 "Georgia on my Mind" Is Adopted as the Official State Song by the State's General Assembly Georgia State Song Music University of Georgia

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