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Today in WMH:Happy Independence Day America! (and A Lot of American Musical Firsts)

7/4 Today in Weird Music History: Happy Independence Day America! (and A Lot of American Musical Firsts).
1826 – American composer Stephen Collins Foster was born.
1832 – The song “America” was first sung in Boston,
1895 – The song “America the Beautiful” was published.
1942 – The Irving Berlin musical, “This is the Army”, on Broadway
1970 – Casey Kasem hosted radio’s “American Top 40” for the first time

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