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MARCH 23

1868 Fiddlin' John Carson (Georgia-born First Country Musician to Perform on Radio and First to Record) Georgia Performing Artists Country Musicians University of Georgia
1953 Chaka Khan (Chicago-born African-American Popular Musician) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
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1703 Antonio Vivaldi Becomes a Roman Catholic Priest at Age 25 Antonio Vivaldi Composers Religion Catholicism American Public Media
1743 Handel's Messiah First Performed as Oratorio at London Lenten Season Concert Georg Friedrich Handel Classical Music Historic Firsts Concordia
1743 Handel's Messiah First Performed as Oratorio at London Lenten Season Concert Georg Friedrich Handel Classical Music Historic Firsts Concordia
1792 Joseph Haydn's Surprise Symphony Is First Performed in London Joseph Haydn Classical Music Historic Firsts New York Times
1956 Leonard Bernstein's Musical, "West Side Story," Is Copyrighted Leonard Bernstein West Side Story Copyrights USPTO

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