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1923 Ed Cassidy (drummer for Spirit) is born in Harvey, Illinois.

1655 Florentine harpsichord maker Bartolomeo Cristofori is born. He invents the piano in 1709.

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Four Dead In Ohio


Later memorialized in the Neil Young song "Ohio," the United States National Guard fires on protesters at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four students, two of whom weren't even protesting. This shameful event in American history leads to the formation of Devo, as Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale are both on campus and horrified by the events.

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