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1903 Jimmy Rushing (Oklahoma-born African-American Singer, Pianist) Oklahoma Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1946 Valerie Simpson (New York-born Singer) Valerie Simpson Popular Musicians
1960 Branford Marsalis (New Orleans-born African-American Musician) Branford Marsalis Jazz Popular Musicians Famous African Americans
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1958 Ralph Vaughan Williams (English Composer) Ralph Vaughan Williams Composers Concordia Historical Institute
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1846 Felix Mendelssohn Conducts the Premiere of His Oratorio "Elijah" at the Birmingham Festival in England Birmingham, England Felix Mendelssohn Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1970 Jimi Hendrix Opens the Electric Lady Recording Studio in New York New York City Jimi Hendrix Popular Music History Channel

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