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DECEMBER 11

1792 Joseph Mohr (Austrian-born Roman Catholic Priest and Hymnist, Author of "Stille Nacht" - "Silent Night") Austrian Composers and Songwriters Religion Music Christmas
1803 Louis-Hector Berlioz (French Romantic Composer) Hector Berlioz Composers
1887 Carlos Gardel (Argentinian Tango Maestro) Carlos Gardel Dance International Musicians
1908 Elliott Carter (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers Composers
1926 Big Mama Thornton (Alabama-born African-American Blues Singer, Harmonica Player) Big Mama Thornton Jazz & Blues Famous African Americans
1938 McCoy Tyner (Pennsylvania-born African-American Jazz Pianist) McCoy Tyner Jazz & Blues African American Performing Artists
1929 Kenneth MacMillan (English Ballet Dancer, Choreographer) English Performing Aritsts Ballet Historic UK
1944 Brenda Lee (Atlanta-born Country Singer) Georgia Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Official Website Biography.com University of Georgia
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1949 Fiddlin' John Carson (Georgia-born Country Singer) Georgia Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians University of Georgia
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1873 Johannes Brahms' String Quartet in c, Op. 51, no. 1 Is First Performed in Vienna, Austria by the Hellmesberger Quartet Vienna, Austria Johannes Brahms Composers Historic First American Public Media
1939 Marlene Dietrich Records "Falling in Love Again" Marlene Dietrich Popular Music History Channel

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