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Today in Music History for May 22: In 1813, composer Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig, Germany. In 1836, Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St. Paul (Paulus)" was first performed in Dusseldorf at the Lower Rhine Festival to great enthusiasm.

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 22: Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 86. Actor Frank Converse is 86. Actress Barbara Parkins ("Peyton Place," ''Valley of the Dolls") is 82. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 74. Actor Al Corley ("Dynasty") is 68.

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Today in History for May 22: In 337, Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome, died at the age of 47. In 1216, Louis VIII of France invaded England, the last military invasion of the British Isles.

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Today in Music History for May 22: In 1813, composer Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig, Germany. In 1836, Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St. Paul (Paulus)" was first performed in Dusseldorf at the Lower Rhine Festival to great enthusiasm.

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 21: Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 83. Baseball Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox is 83. '60s pop vocalist Marcie Blane is 80. Keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) is 77.

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Today in History for May 21: In 427 B.C., philosopher Plato was born. In 1471, King Henry VI of England was executed during the "Wars of the Roses." Henry of the House of Lancaster, the only child of Henry V and Catherine of Valois, was born Dec.

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Today in Music History for May 21: In 1738, Charles Wesley was converted to evangelical Christianity, becoming a co-founder of Methodism. He wrote hundreds of hymns such as "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

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Today in Music History for May 21: In 1738, Charles Wesley was converted to evangelical Christianity, becoming a co-founder of Methodism. He wrote hundreds of hymns such as "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 21: Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 83. Baseball Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox is 83. '60s pop vocalist Marcie Blane is 80. Keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) is 77.

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Today in History for May 21: In 427 B.C., philosopher Plato was born. In 1471, King Henry VI of England was executed during the "Wars of the Roses." Henry of the House of Lancaster, the only child of Henry V and Catherine of Valois, was born Dec.