history fact – April 1, 2017

Today is Saturday, April 1, the 91st day of 2017. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool’s Day.

Today’s Highlight in History took place 100 years ago:

On April 1, 1917, Scott Joplin, “The King of Ragtime Writers,” died at a New York City hospital. Joplin, the composer of “Maple Leaf Rag,” ‘The Entertainer,” ‘The Easy Winners,” ‘Heliotrope Bouquet” and “Solace,” among other ragtime pieces, was believed to have been 49 years old at the time of his death.


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