This Day in History: 1847-08-31

Benjamin Bent, British cornetist, at 10, ran away with circus band to play cornet, at 20, cornet soloist with the Royal Artillery Band, at 24, special soloist with Howe’s Great London Circus Band, at 25, joined Harvey Dodworth’s 13th Regiment Band of New York and Dodworth’s 9th Regiment Band, then he joined the Gilmore Band alongside Arbuckle. born in Barnesley, England.