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1921 Jon Hendricks (Ohio-born African-American Jazz Vocalist) Ohio Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1925 B.B. King (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Guitarist) B.B. King Jazz & Blues Famous African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1977 Maria Callas (New York City-born Opera Diva) Maria Callas Opera
2009 Mary Travers (Kentucky-born Folk Singer: Member of Peter, Paul & Mary) Mary Travers Peter, Paul & Mary
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1920 Italian Tenor Enrico Caruso Makes His Last Records for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey Enrico Caruso Camden, New Jersey Opera Classical Music American Public Media
1925 The Broadway Musical "No, No, Nanette" Opens at the Globe Theater New York City Stage & Theater American Musicals Internet Boradway Database
1965 Duke Ellington's First Sacred Concert Is Premiered at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco Grace Cathedral, San Francisco Duke Ellington Religion American Composers Historic Firsts African American Composers American Public Media
1966 New York's Metropolitan Opera Opens New Opera House at Lincoln Center Metropolitan Opera Opera Architecture New York Times
Leontyne Price Is First African American to Open a Metropolitan Opera Season Leontyne Price Opera African American History Historic Firsts Opera

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