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1872 Edward Burlingame Hill (Massachusetts-born Composer) Massachusetts Composers American Composers
1937 Olly Wilson (Missouri-born Composer) Missouri Composers American Composers
1941 Otis Redding (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Otis Redding African American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1996 Bill Monroe (Kentucky-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & the Country Western Music Hall of Fame) Bill Monroe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Country and Western Music Hall of Fame
1825 Beethoven's String Quartet in a, Op.132, Is First Perfomed Before a Private Audience of 14 at the Wild Men Tavern in Vienna, Austria Ludwig van Beethoven Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1956 Elvis Presley Appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the First Time Television Elvis Presley History Channel

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