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1866 Harry Thacker. Burleigh (Pennsylvania-born African-American Baritone, Composer) Harry T. Burleigh American Performing Artists American Composers African American Performing Artists
1879 Rudolf Friml (Czech-American Operetta Composer) Czech Composers American Composers Opera
1920 Robert Moevs (Wisconsin-born Composer and Pianist) Wisconsin Composers American Composers Wisconsin Historical Society
1923 Maria Callas (New York City-born Operatic Soprano) Maria Callas Opera
1981 Britney Spears (Louisiana-born Popular Musician) Louisiana Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database Biography
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1990 Aaron Copland (New York City-born Composer) Aaron Copland American Composers
2008 Odetta (Alabama-born African-American Folk Musician) Odetta Folk Musicians Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Performing Artists
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1717 J.S. Bach Is Released from Custody of the Duke of Weimar Who Imprisoned Him for Accepting a New Post at Prince Leopold's Court Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Crime American Public Media
1877 Camille Saint-SaŽns' Opera "Samson et Dalila" Is First Performed at the Hoftheater in Weimar Germany Camille Saint-SaŽns Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1883 Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 3 is First Performed Publicly with the Vienna Philharmonic Vienna Philharmonic Johannes Brahms Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1886 Johannes Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 100 is First Performed in Vienna Vienna Johannes Brahms Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1949 BelŠ Bartůk's Viola Concerto Is Posthumously Premiered by Violist William Primrose and the Minneapolis Symphony Minnesota Orchestra BelŠ  Bartůk Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1957 Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" Deposes Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" as #1 Song in America Mississippi Performing Artists Elvis Presley African-American Performing Artists Popular Music Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1983 Michael Jackson's Thriller Video Is Released Michael Jackson Popular Music Famous African Americans Internet Movie Database

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