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1909 Lester Young (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Lester Young Jazz Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1937 Alice Coltrane (Detroit-born African-American Jazz Musician, Composer) Detroit Performing Artists Jazz American Composers African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1962 Yolanda Adams (Texas-born African-American Gospel Singer) Yolanda Adams Gospel Musicians Famous African Americans
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1964 Gracie Allen (San Francisco-born Actress, Comedian, Wife and Partner of George Burns) Gracie Allen Radio Television Film
1967 Brian Epstein (Manager of The Beatles) British Performing Artists The Beatles BBC
1990 Stevie Ray Vaughan (Texas-born Blues Musician) Stevie Ray Vaughan Popular Musicians Texas State Historical Association
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1889 Charles G. Conn Receives Patent for Metal Clarinet Music Musical Instruments Patents & Trademarks USPTO
1892 Fire Seriously Damages New York City's Original Metropolitan Opera House at Broadway and 39th Street New York City Metropolitan Opera Fire Safety New York Times
1937 Aaron Copland's "El Salon Mexico" Is Premiered in Mexico City with Carlos Chávez Conducting Mexico City, Mexico Aaron Copland Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1940 Meredith Wilson Conducts the San Francisco Symphony in the Premier of His Symphony No. 2 ("The Missions of California") San Francisco Meredith Wilson Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1979 Leonard Bernstein's Song "Piccola Serenata" Is First Performed at the Salzburg Festival Salzburg, Austria Leondard Bernstein Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1966 Popular Song "Cherish" Is Released by The Association Popular Music RockGreats

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