On This Day in Music for February 2

Events in Music

  • 1762 Thomas Arne's opera "Artaxerxes" premieres in London
  • 1795 Joseph Haydn's 102nd Symphony in B premieres
  • 1823 Gioachino Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice
  • 1900 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
  • 1914 James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu" premieres in NYC
  • 1926 3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours
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Weddings in Music

  • 1904 US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey
  • 1997 "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul (34) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman at The Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel
  • 2008 23rd French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy (53) weds supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France

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