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OCTOBER 22

1811 Franz Liszt (Hungarian Composer) Franz Liszt Composers
1854 James A. Bland (New York-born African-American Composer, Songwriter) James A. Bland Composers Popular Music Famous African Americans
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1973 Pablo Casals (Spanish Cellist, Conductor, Composer) Pablo Casals Classical Musicians
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1727 Handel's "Coronation Anthems" Is First Performed in London at Westminster Abbey for the Coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline Westminster Abbey Georg Friedrich Handel King George II Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1966 "The Supremes" Are the First all-Female Group to Have an Album Reach #1 Diana Ross The Supremes Women Famous African Americans Historic Firsts History Channel
1987 John Adams' Opera "Nixon in China" Is First Performed at the Houston Grand Opera Houston Grand Opera American Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media

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