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1827 Josef Strauss (Austrian Waltz Composer) Josef Strauss Composers
1862 Claude Debussy (French Classical Composer) Claude Debussy Composers Who Am I?
1917 John Lee Hooker (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Performer) John Lee Hooker Jazz African-American Performing Artists
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2011 Jerry Leiber (Maryland-born Songwriter) Jerry Leiber Rock and Roll Hall of Fame American Composers and Songwriters
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1741 Georg Frederick Handel Begins Work on His "Messiah" Oratorio, Which He Will Finish in Just 24 Days Handel Composers American Public Media
1847 The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Is Organized at First General Conference of the Mormon Church Mormon Religion Musicians Historic Firsts Utah History Encyclopedia