Profession: Father of American Music
Why Famous: Primarily known for his parlor and minstrel music.
He wrote over 200 songs, including "Oh! Susanna" and "My Old Kentucky Home".
- 1850-07-22 Composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- 1847-09-11 1st singing of Stephen Foster's "Susanna" (in Pittsburgh)