Composer Johannes Brahms Is Born. Read His Bio

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Johannes Brahms

Born: May 7, 1833
Died: April 3, 1897
Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Occupation: Composer, Pianist

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1789
223 years ago
The first presidential inaugural ball is held in honor of George Washington. However, the ball did not become a tradition until James Madison was elected.
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1824
188 years ago
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony premieres at the Karntnertor Theater in Vienna.
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1987
25 years ago
Shelley Long makes her last appearance as the character Diane on the television show "Cheers."
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2006
6 years ago
Barry Bonds hits his 713th home run, just one away from tying Babe Ruth. Bonds would later break the record, scoring 755 homers over his controversial career.
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Born On This Day
Tim Russert
Born: May 7, 1950
Died: June 13, 2008
Age: 58 years old
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Occupation: Lawyer, News Anchor
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Sidney Altman
Born: May 7, 1939
Age: 73 years old
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation: Academic, Biologist
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Johannes Brahms
Born: May 7, 1833
Died: April 3, 1897
Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Occupation: Composer, Pianist
Best Known For >>

Died On This Day
Salmon P. Chase
Died: May 7, 1873
Age: 65 years old
Place: New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Judge, Governor
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H. H. Holmes
Died: May 7, 1896
Age: 34 years old
Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: Serial Killer
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John Patterson

Died: May 7, 1922
Age: 77 years old
Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur
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