This Day in History: 1853-01-20

Thomas Harper, English trumpeter, member of the Royal East India Volunteers Band, principal trumpet in the King’s Theater in the Haymarket, and all major concerts in London, elected to the Royal Society of Musicians in 1815, professor of trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music (1829-45), author of a method book (1830), and Instructions for the Trumpet (1835 and 1837), which is a tutor for the slide trumpet, died in London, England