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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1946 Mamie Smith (Ohio-born African-American Singer; First African-American to Record the Blues) Mamie Smith Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
2007 Robert Goulet (Massachusetts-born Actor, Singer) Robert Goulet American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1893 John Philip Sousa Conducts a Concert at the Wilmington, Delaware Grand Opera House Wilmington, Delaware John Philip Sousa American Composers State of Delaware
1944 Martha Graham Premieres Aaron Copland's Ballet ''Appalachian Spring'' at the Library of Congress Martha Graham Aaron Copland American Composers Ballet Library of Congress Historic Firsts New York Times American Public Media

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