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OCTOBER 7

1746 William Billings (Boston-born Composer of Hymns, Anthems) William Billings Religion
1911 Jonathan "Papa Jo" Jones (Chicago-born Jazz Musician) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz
1951 John Mellencamp (Indiana-born Popular Musician) John Mellencamp Popular Musicans
1955 Yo-Yo Ma (Asian-American Cellist) Yo-Yo Ma Classical Musicians Asian-American Studies
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1893 The Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta "Utopia Unlimited" Is First Performed at the Savoy Theatre in London London, England Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1954 Marian Anderson Is First African-American Singer Hired by NYC Metropolitan Opera Metropolitan Opera Marian Anderson Opera African-American History Historic Firsts New York Times

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