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MAY 31

1931 Shirley Verrett (New Orleans-born African-American Mezzo-Soprano, Soprano Opera Singer) New Orleans Performing Artists Opera African-American Perforning Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1938 Peter Yarrow (New York City-born Folk Singer: Peter, Paul & Mary) Peter Yarrow Folk Musicians
1972 Christian McBride (Philadelphia-born African-American Jazz Bassist) Christian McBride Jazz and Blues African American Performing Artists Who Am I?
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1809 Franz Joseph Haydn (Austrian Composer) Franz Joseph Haydn Classical Composers
2000 Tito Puente (New York City-born Latin-American Percussionist, Bandleader) Tito Puente American Performing Artists Latin-American Performing Artists

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