Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1819: Composer Stanislaw Moniuszko was born.
1891: The Music Hall (later Carnegie Hall) had its grand opening with its first public performance. The first performer was Pyotr Llych Tchaikovsky.
1955: The musical “Damn Yankees” opened in New York City. It ran for 1,019 performances.
1968: Buffalo Springfield performed their final concert in Long Beach, CA.
1969: Stevie Wonder met President Nixon at the White House.
1984: Chrissi Hynde (Pretenders) and Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) were married.
1995: Steven Adler was arraigned on a felony count of possession of heroin, as well as 2 misdemeanor drug charges.
1999: Garth Brooks was named artist of the decade at the 34 annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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