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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1847 Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna" Is Performed for the First Time at an Ice Cream Saloon in Pittsburgh Stephen Foster American Composers Popular Music Historic Firsts PBS
1850 Swedish Soprano Jenny Lind Makes Her American Debut at the Castle Garden Theatre in New York City Jenny Lind New York City Popular Music Opera Library of Congress American Public Media
1887 Antonin Dvorák's Mass in D, Op. 86 Is Premiered at a Private Performance in Luzany (Slovakia) Slovakia Antonin Dvorák Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1924 George Gershwin's Musical, "Primrose," Is First Performed at the Winter Garden Theater in London London, England George Gershwin Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1951 Igor Stravinsky Conducts the First Performance of His Opera, "The Rake's Progress," in Venice, Italy Venice, Italy Igor Stravinsky Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1962 In London, the Beatles Record Their First Singles, ''Love Me Do'' and ''P.S. I Love You,'' England The Beatles Popular Music Historic Firsts New York Times American Public Media

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