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January 1

Betsy Ross was born.

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    January 2

    The opera Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) premiered in Dresden.

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    January 3

    The pianist Victor Borge was born.

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    January 4

    The opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti and Giacomo Ruffini premiered in Paris.

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    January 5

    The opera Giasone by Francesco Cavalli premiered in Venice.

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    January 6

    The composer Max Bruch was born.

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    January 7

    The opera Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini premiered in Paris.

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    January 8

    Elvis Presley was born.

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    Janaury 9

    The composer John Knowles Paine was born.

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    January 10

    The composer and conductor Jean Martinon was born.

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    January 11

    Guitar and harmonica musician, Slim Harpo, (real name James Moore) was born.

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    January 12

    The opera Ottone by George Frideric Handel premiered in London.

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    January 13

    Make your dreams come true day.

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    January 14

    The clarinet was invented.

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    January 15

    Martin Luther King Jr. was born.

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    January 16

    The song "It Don't Mean a Thing." was recorded by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra.

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    January 17

    Composer John Stanley was born.

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    January 18

    Dmitri Shostakovich's opera, The Nose, premiered at the Maliy Opera Theatre in Leningrad.

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    January 19

    Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Il Trovatore (The Troubadour) premiered at the Teatro Apollo in Rome.

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    January 20

    After 45 performances, the musical revival Peter Pan closed at the Lunt Fontaine Theatre.

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    January 21

    Operatic singer, Placido Domingo, was born. Also, blues guitarist, Leadbelly, was born.

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    January 22

    Saxophone and clarinet musician, Albert "Pud" Brown, was born.

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    January 23

    Jazz guitarist, Jean "Django" Reinhardt, was born.

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    January 24

    Composer William Mason was born.

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    January 25

    The opera Elektra by Richard Strauss premiered at the Dresden Hofoper.

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    January 26

    The opera Cosi Fan Tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna.

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    January 27

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. Also on this day Giuseppe Verdi passed away.

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    January 28

    National Kazoo Day

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    January 29

    The Beggar's Opera by John Gay premiered in London.

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    January 30

    Composer and luterist Alessandro Piccinini was born.

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    January 31

    Composer Franz Schubert was born.

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