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1805 August Bournonville (Danish Director of the Danish Royal Ballet) Danish Performing Artists Ballet
1904 Count Basie (New Jersey-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer, Bandleader) Count Basie Jazz African American Performing Artists
1928 Art Farmer (Iowa-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Iowa Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Heritage
1938 Kenny Rogers (Texas-born Country & Western Musician) Kenny Rogers Country Musicians
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1800 The U.S. Marine Band Presents Its First Public Concert in Washington, DC Near the Future Site of the Lincoln Memorial Washington, D.C. Music U.S. Marine Band Historical Firsts American Public Media
1935 Benny Goodman's Los Angeles Concert Kicks Off Music's Swing Era Los Angeles Benny Goodman Jazz Popular Musicians History Channel
1964 The Beatles Play at the Seattle Center Coliseum Seattle, Washington The Beatles HistoryLink