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DECEMBER 22

1858 Giacomo Puccini (Italian Composer) Giacomo Puccini Composers Opera
1885 Deems Taylor (New York City-born Composer, Critic) New York City Composers Composers
1949 Maurice and Robin Gibb (English Popular Musicians and Singers: Two-thirds of the Bee Gees) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Historic UK History Channel
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1939 Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (Georgia-born African-American Blues Singer) Ma Rainey Blues & Jazz Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists
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1808 Beethoven Conducts the First Performances of His Symphonies 5 and 6 at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria Ludwig van Beethoven Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media

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