This Day In History: 1869-01-28

Bert Brown, American cornetist, member of the Wurzburger and Bronson Band in Grand Rapids, member of the 1893 Official World’s Fair Band, member of Liberati’s band, first trumpet (cornet) in the Adolph Rosenbecker Symphony Orchestra, Weldon’s Chicago Band, member of Arthur Pryor’s band in NYC, assistant solo cornet in Sousa’s band (1917-18), born in Orland, Indiana (where they named a lake after him).

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