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Day: December 19, 2017

May 8, 1910

Mary Lou Williams American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer was born. Mary Lou Williams recorded over 100 records wrote and arranged for Duke Ellington, Benny Good Goldman, and others. She was a Grammy nominee. 
May 8, 1910

May 1, 1987

Edith Stein, a Jewish born Carmelite nun who died in the Nazi concentration camp at Aushwitz, is beautified in the Roman Catholic Church.
May 1, 1987

November 17, 1903

Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud otherwise known as Molly Spotted Elk was born. Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud was an international and spellbinding native Penobscot Indian dancer and aspiring writer was born. She built bridges between cultures, used her knowledge of anthropology in her lecture and dance recitals.
November 17, 1903