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OCTOBER 17

1909 Cozy Cole (New Jersey-born African-American Jazz Drummer) New Jersey Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1958 Alan Jackson (Georgia-born Country & Western Musician) Alan Jackson Country & Western Musicians
1968 Ziggy Marley (Jamaican Popular Musician) Jamaican Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1972 Eminem (Missouri-born Popular Singer) Missouri Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database Biography.com
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1849 Frédéric Chopin (Polish Composer) Frédéric Chopin Composers
1910 Julia Ward Howe (New York City-born Author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic") Julia Ward Howe American Composers and Songwriters American Civil War
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1707 22-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach Marries His Cousin, Maria Barbara Bach (Age 23) Johann Sebastian Bach Composers American Public Media
1957 Jailhouse Rock, Starring Elvis Presley, Premieres in Memphis, TN Tennessee Elvis Presley Film Internet Movie Database
1991 Wayne Peterson's Pulitzer Prize-Winning "Face of the Night, The Heart of the Dark" Is First Performed by the San Francisco Symphony Minnesota Composers San Francisco American Composers Historic Firsts 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Music American Public Media

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