Today's Events in Music History

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  • 1769 John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, builds 1st spinet piano
  • 1809 Royal Opera House in London opens
  • 1897 Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of New York City" premieres in NYC

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1899 Scott Joplin granted copyright for his "Maple Leaf Rag", the most famous ragtime composition, by the US Copyright Office

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 1948 "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 1979 Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid & Valentina Kozlov defect
  • 1979 The Who opens NYC concerts at Madison Square Garden
  • 1980 'Les Miserables' opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
  • 1985 "Song & Dance" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances
  • 2006 "Watching You" single released by Rodney Atkins (Billboard Song of the Year 2007)

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2017 69th Emmy Awards: hosted by Stephen Colbert, "The Handmaid's Tale", Elisabeth Moss, Sterling K Brown, Julia Dreyfus, Donald Glover win

Actress Elisabeth Moss
Actress
Elisabeth Moss
Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover
Actor Joseph Fiennes
Actor
Joseph Fiennes