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DECEMBER 19

1825 George Frederick Bristow (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
1888 Fritz Reiner (Hungarian-American Orchestral Conductor) Hungarian Composers Classical Musicians
1915 Edith Piaf (French Popular Singer) Edith Piaf Popular Musicians
1918 Henry Byrd (Professor Longhair: Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Louisiana Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
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1864 President Lincoln Attends Promenade Concert at Ford's Theatre Abraham Lincoln Music Ford's Theater Lincoln Logs
1930 The Boston Symphony Performs the American Premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms" to Celebrate the Symphony's 50th Anniversary Igor Stravinsky Boston Symphony Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1994 Boston-based Rock Band Aerosmith Opens the Mama Kin Music Hall Boston, Massachusetts Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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