This Day in History: 1949-11-07

Michel Laplace, French trumpeter, grandson of Jean Davezies (cornetist), learned trumpet when 16, became medical doctor (specialized in radiology) while continuing to study and perform on trumpet, French editor of the ITG Journal, formed the Guild Fran├žaise des Trompettes, cofounded Cuivres en France, expert on the lives of famous trumpeters, born in Bois Colombes, France.