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What Happened on January 20, 1888

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Person of interestLead Belly

Lead Belly [Huddie William Ledbetter], American blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line), born in Mooringsport, Louisiana (d. 1949)

Blues Musician Lead Belly
Blues Musician
Lead Belly

1888 Highlights

About January 20, 1888

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius