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1655 Bartolomeo Cristofori (Italian Harpsichord Maker; Credited with Inventing the Piano) Italian Inventors & Scientists Inventors & Inventions The Piano
1886 Shelton Brooks (Canadian-born African-American Composer, Songwriter) Canadian Composers and Songwriters Composers African-American Composers and Songwriters Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1907 Lincoln Kirstein (New York-born Dance Impresario; Director of the New York City Ballet: 1948-89) Lincoln Kirstein Dance
1930 Roberta Peters (New York City-born Operatic Singer) New York City Performing Artists Opera
1959 Randy Travis (North Carolina-born Country Musician) Randy Travis Western & Country Musicians
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1929 Show Boat Closes on Broadway After 572 Performances New York City Plays American Musical Internet Broadway Database
1959 The First Grammy Awards Are Announced The Grammy Awards Music Historic Firsts History Channel
1973 Led Zeppelin Opens a 34-Concert U.S. Tour Before 50,000 Fans in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Atlanta, Georgia Popular Musicians University of Georgia

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