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DECEMBER 24

1881 Juan Ramón Jiménez (Spanish Poet; 1956 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Spanish Authors Poetry 1956 Nobel Laureate for Literature History Channel
1898 Baby Dodds (New Orleans-born African-American Jazz Drummer) New Orleans Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1908 Jabbo Smith (Georgia-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Georgia Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1920 John Langstaff (New York City-born Children's Author, Folk Musician) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors Folk Music Revels
1950 Libby Larsen (Delaware-born Composer) Delaware Composers American Composers
1971 Ricky Martin (Popular Puerto Rican Singer) Ricky Martin Popular Musicians Latin-American Performing Artists
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1871 Giuseppe Verdi's Opera ''Aida'' Is Premiered in Cairo, Egypt, to Celebrate the Opening of the Suez Canal  Suez Canal  Giuseppe Verdi Composers Opera Historic Firsts The New York Times American Public Media
1906 From Brant Rock, Massachusetts, Canadian Physicist Reginald A. Fessenden Is the First Person to Broadcast a Music Program over Radio  Canadian Scientists & Mathemaiticians Brant Rock, Massachusetts Radio Music Historic Firsts The New York Times
1948 The Perry Como Show Debuts on Television Pennsylvania Performing Artists Television Popular Musician Historic Firsts History Channel
1951 Gian Carlo Menotti's ''Amahl and the Night Visitors,'' the First Opera Written for Television, Is Broadcast by NBC  Italian Composers  Television Composers Opera Historic Firsts The New York Times American Public Media

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