This Day in Music History

22 Sep 2015

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Background

A US District Judge ruled that the original copyright to ‘Happy Birthday’ was invalid and the song would now be entirely in the public domain. The copyright was obtained by the Clayton F. Summy Co. from the song’s writers, sisters Mildred and Patty Hill and bought for $15 million in 1988 by Warner / Chappell Music Inc.

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21 Sep 1792

Monarchy abolished in France In Revolutionary France, the Legislative Assembly votes to abolish the monarchy and establish the First Republic. The measure came one year after King Louis XVI reluctantly approved a new constitution that stripped him of much of his power. Louis ascended to the French throne in 1774 and from the start was unsuited to deal with the severe financial problems that he inherited from his predecessors. In […]

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