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DECEMBER 26

1926 Earle Brown (Massachusetts-born Composer, Conductor) Massachusetts Composers American Composers
1915 Una Mae Carlisle (Ohio-born African-American Jazz Singer, Pianist, Songwriter) Ohio Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1921 Steve Allen (New York City-born Television Entertainer, Songwriter, Creator of the Tonight Show) New York City Performing  Artists Television American Songwriters Biography.com
1940 Phil Spector (New York City-born Record Producer, Songwriter) New York City Performing  Artists Popular Music Biography.com
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1999 Curtis Mayfield (Chicago-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Chicago Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
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1723 J.S. Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 40 and "Magnificat" in E-flat Are Performed As the Second Day of Bach's First Annual Sacred Cantata Cycle Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Religious Music Christmas Music American Public Media
1724 J.S. Bach's "Sacred Cantata No. 121" Is Performed As Bach's Second Annual Sacred Cantata Cycle in Leipzig, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Religious Music Christmas Music American Public Media
1725 J.S. Bach's "Sacred Cantata No. 57" Is Performed As Bach's Third Annual Sacred Cantata Cycle in Leipzig, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Religious Music Christmas Music American Public Media
1728 J.S. Bach's "Sacred Cantata No. 197a" Is Performed As Bach's Fourth Sacred Cantata Cycle in Leipzig, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Religious Music Christmas Music American Public Media
1935 West Virginia Opera Singer, Susanne Fisher, Makes Her Debut at the Metropolitan Opera West Virginia Performing Artists Opera Metropolitan Opera West Virginia State Archives
1936 The First Concert of the Palestine Symphony Orchestra Is Performed In Tel Aviv, Israel Tel Aviv, Israel Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media

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