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1936 James DePriest (Pennsylvania-born African-American Conductor) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Classical Musicians African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1940 Dr. John (New Orleans-born Jazz Musician) Dr. John Jazz
1965 Björk (Icelandic Popular Singer) Iceland Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1695 Henry Purcell (English Organist, Composer ) Henry Purcell Composers Religion
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1877 Thomas Edison Announces His Invention of the Phonograph Thomas Edison The Phonograph Inventors & Inventions History Channel
1896 Antonin Dvorák's Symphonic Poem "The Noonday Witch," Op. 108, Is First Performed in London Antonin Dvorák Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1901 Richard Strauss' Opera "Feuersnot" (Fire Famine) Is First Performed in Dresden, Germany Dresden, Germanyd Austrian Composers Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1937 Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 Is First Performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Dmitri Shostakovich Composers Historical Firsts American Public Media
1939 Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6 Is First Performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Dmitri Shostakovich Composers Historical Firsts American Public Media
1986 John Harbison's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cantata, "The Flight into Egypt," Is First Performed at Boston's New England Conservatory of Music Boston, Massachusetts New Jersey Composers American Composers Historical Firsts 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Music New England Conservatory of Music American Public Media

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