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1896 Sallie Martin (Georgia-born African-American Gospel Singer) Georgia Performing Artists Gospel Musicians African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1942 Meredith Monk (New York City (born in Lima, Peru) Singer, Composer) Mereidth Monk Popular Musicians American Composers
1946 Duanne Allman (Georgia-born Popular Singer and Guitarist) Georgia Performing Artists Popular Musicians University of Georgia
1975 Dierks Bentley (Arizona-born Country Music Performer) Arizona Performing Artists Country Musicians Biography.com
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1723 J.S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 70 Is First Performed At the Second Annual Sacred Cantata Cycle in Leipzig, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1805 Beethoven's Opera "Fidelio" Is First Performed in Vienna's Theater an der Wien Vienna, Austria Ludwig van Beethoven Composers Opera Historical Firsts American Public Media
1889 Gustav Mahler Conducts the Budapest Philharmonic in the Premiere of His Symphony No. 1 Budapest, Hungary Gustav Mahler Composers Historical Firsts American Public Media
1911 Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" Is First Performed in Munich, Germany Munich, Germany Gustav Mahler Composers Historical Firsts American Public Media
1925 Aaron Copland's "Music for the Theatre" Is First Performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston, Massachusetts Aaron Copland Composers Historical Firsts American Public Media
1949 Vaughan Williams' "An Oxford Elegy" Is First Performed in Dorking, England Vaughan Williams Composers Historical Firsts American Public Media
1964 Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartets Nos. 9 and 10 Are First Performed in Moscow by the Beethoven Quartet Dmitri Shostakovich Composers Historical Firsts American Public Media
1971 "Theme from 'Shaft,'" by Isaac Hayes, Reaches #1 for the First of Two Weeks. Isaac Hayes Popular Music African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1974 Operatic Soprano Leontyne Price Performs at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Leontyne Price Opera African-American Performing Artists Grand Opera House State of Delaware

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