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1849 "Blind Tom" Thomas Greene Bethune (Georgia-born African-American Composer, Pianist) Thomas Greene Bethune Music African American Performing Artists
1878 Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (Virginia-born African-American Stage and Screen Dancer) Bill Robinson Dance Actors Film African American Performing Artists
1926 Miles Davis (Illinois-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Miles Davis Jazz Trumpeter African American Performing Artists
1929 Beverly Sills (New York City-born Operatic Vocalist) New York City Performing Artists Opera Internet Movie Database
1943 Leslie Uggams (New York City-born African-American Singer, Actress) Leslie Uggams Music Actors Television Film African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1975 Lauryn Hill (New Jersey-born Singer, Songwriter, Actress) New Jersey Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1934 Gustav Holst (English Composer) English Composers Composers
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1869 The Newly Completed Vienna Opera on the Ringstrasse Opens with a Production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" Vienna Wolgang Mozart Opera American Public Media
1944 A Madison Square Garden Concert by Arturo Toscanini, the NBC Symphony and the New York Philharmonic Raises $100,000 for the American Red Cross New York Philharmonic Classical Music Philanthropy American Red Cross World War II American Public Media

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