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April 1, 1917: The "King of Ragtime," Scott Joplin, died on this date. The birthday of the Sedalia and St. Louis resident is not known.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.