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Today in Music History - Nov. 26

Today in Music History for Nov. 26: In 1933, singer-actor Robert Goulet was born in Lawrence, Mass. He moved to Edmonton while in his teens, and was a semifinalist on CBC TV's "Pick the Stars" in 1952.

Today in History - Nov. 26

Today in History for Nov. 26: In 1539, in England, the monastery at the Fountains Abbey was surrendered to the Crown.

Today in Music History - Nov. 25

Today in Music History for Nov. 25: In 1913, the Calgary Symphony Orchestra gave its first young people's matinee concert, performing for a public-school audience. Each pupil paid 15 cents to attend.

Celebrity birthdays for Nov. 25

Celebrity Birthdays for Nov. 25: Playwright Murray Schisgal is 91. Actress Kathryn Crosby is 84. Actor Matt Clark is 81. Actor Christopher Riordan is 80. Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs is 77. Singer Bob Lind is 75.

Today in History - Nov. 25

Today in History for Nov. 25: In 2,348 B.C., according to Archbishop James Ussher's Old Testament chronology, the Great Deluge (Noah's Flood) began.

Today in Music History - Dec. 9

Today in Music History for Dec. 9: In 1934, bluesman Junior Wells was born in West Memphis, Ark. He replaced harmonica player Little Walter in Muddy Waters’ band in the early 1950s. His most famous recording is "Hoodoo Man.

Today in Music History - Dec. 8

Today in Music History for Dec. 8: In 1865, Finnish composer Jan Sibelius was born. A romantic composer, his works express an intense, mystical love of nature. Sibelius is best known for his orchestral works, such as "Finlandia.

Today in Music History - Dec. 4

Today in Music History for Dec. 4: In 1927, Duke Ellington’s band began a four-year engagement at the famous Cotton Club in New York. Among the Ellington classics to emerge from this period were "Creole Love Call" and "Black and Tan Fantasy.

Today in Music History - Dec. 5

Today in Music History for Dec. 5: In 1791, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at age 35. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna’s St. Marx Cemetery. Mozart’s final resting place has remained undiscovered to this day.

Today in Music History - Dec. 6

Today in Music History for Dec. 6: (Editors: Some reference books give Dec. 6th or 7th, 1877, as the date Thomas Edison made the first recording on his newly-invented phonograph. Others say the historic recording was made Aug.