Vikings sack Paris, the Hollywood Walk of Fame gets its first star, President Eisenhower dies, and Three Mile Island melts down, all on this day.
1958: Composer W. C. Handy, widely known as the "Father of the Blues," dies of bronchial pneumonia at the age of 84 in New York City. Some his most well known song compositions include "St. Louis Blues," "Beale Street Blues," "Memphis Blues" and "Ole Miss Rag."
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