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1829 Louis Moreau Gottschalk (New Orleans-born Composer) Louis Moreau Gottschalk American Composers and Songwriters
1910 Mary Lou Williams (Georgia-born African-American Pianist, Arranger, Composer) Mary Lou Williams Jazz American Composers African-American Composers
1911 Robert Johnson (Mississippi-born African-American Blues Guitarist) Robert Johnson Jazz and Blues African-American Performing Artists
1940 Rick Nelson (California-born Popular Singer) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1943 Toni Tennille (Alabama-born Popular Singer) Alabama Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1945 Keith Jarrett (Pennsylvania-born Jazz Pianist and Composer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Jazz American Composers and Songwriters Biography.com
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1824 Ludwig van Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, a Mass in D (Opus 123), Is First Performed in Vienna Vienna, Austria Ludwig van Beethoven Classical Music Historic Firsts Concordia
1874 The American Premiere of J.S. Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" Is Performed at the Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts J.S. Bach Boston, Massachusetts Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1942 Irving Berlin Copyrights "White Christmas" Irving Berlin Copyright Popular Music Christmas USPTO
1945 Composer Aaron Copland Is Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for His "Appalachian Spring" Ballet Score Aaron Copland Composers Ballet 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Music American Public Media
1970 The Beatles Release Their Album Let It Be The Beatles Popular Music MP3.com

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