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What Happened on November 16, 1873

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Person of interestW. C. Handy

W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy

1873 Highlights

About November 16, 1873

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio