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This Day in History: 1859-06-05

Walter F. Smith, American cornetist, at 22 played in Charles Rogers’ band in Indiana, cornet soloist with the US Marine Band in Washington, DC, appointed as Second Leader of the band, played for 16 presidents, cornet tester for the Holton Company, very good swimmer, born in Montavello, Missouri.

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