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1685 Johann Sebastian Bach (German Classical Composer) J.S. Bach Classical Composers
1839 Modest Mussorgsky (Russian Classical Composer) Modest Mussorgsky Classical Composers
1869 Florenz Ziegfeld (Chicago-born Theatrical Producer) Florenz Ziegfeld Stage and Theater Musical Theater Dance
1902 Son House (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Musician) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1930 Otis Spann (Mississippi-born African-American Blues Pianist) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1932 Joseph Silverstein (Detroit-born Violinist, Conductor) Detroit Performing Artists Classical Musicians
1940 Solomon Burke (Pennsylvaniai-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Solomon Burke rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1778 Charles Wesley (English Hymnist: Author of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing") English Composers and Songwriters Composers and Songwriters Religion Concordia
1987 Robert Preston (Massachusetts-born Actor) Massachusetts Performing Artists Actors Musical Theater Internet Movie Database
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1747 John Newton, Slave Ship Sea Captain, Repents During Violent Storm: Will Write "Amazing Grace" English Composers and Songwriters Slavery Composers and Songwriters Religion Concordia
1865 President and Mrs. Lincoln Attend Boieldieu's Opera "La Dame Blanche" at Grover's Theatre Washington, D.C. President Abraham Lincoln Opera Lincoln Papers
1939 Kate Smith Records "God Bless America" Kate Smith God Bless America U.S. Symbols & Anthems The Kate Smith Commemorative Society
1952 The World's First Rock Concert Is Held at Cleveland Arena Ohio Popular Music Historic Firsts CitiMusic.com The History Channel
1961 Beatles Make Their First Evening Appearance at Liverpool's Cavern Club The Beatles Strawberry Walrus

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