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OCTOBER 26

1685 Domenico Scarlatti (Italian Composer) Italian Composers Composers
1911 Mahalia Jackson (New Orleans-born African-American Gospel Singer) Mahalia Jackson Gospel Musicians U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Performing Artists
1913 Charlie Barnet (New York City-born Big Bandleader) Charlie Barnet Jazz
1951 Bootsy Collins (Ohio-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Ohio Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Internet Movie Database
1963 Natalie Merchant (New York-born Popular Musician) New York Performing Artists Popular Musicians
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1961 Robert Ward's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Opera "The Crucible" (after the play by Arthur Miller) Is First Performed in New York City New York City Ohio Composers Opera 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Music American Public Media
1965 Queen Elizabeth Makes The Beatles Members of the Order of the British Empire Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II The Beatles History Channel

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