George Gershwim

  • American Civil War ends

    Confederate forces surrender to Ulysees S. Grant.
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    Goerge Gershwim

  • Birth

    George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn--a part of New York City. (Image courtesy of
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    Songs and Musicals

    Beginning as a teenager, Gershwin composed popular songs and a number of musicals; the lyrics were usually written by his brother Ira.
  • Fame!

    Listen to a Sample of Here Becomes famous when he writes Rhapsody in Blue for a jazz band. (Image courtesy of
  • Stock Market Crash

    Considered by many to be the most devestating stock market crash in U.S. history and marked the beginning of the Great Depression
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    Americnn Folk Opera

    Writes Porgy and Bess. It has only limited success on Broadway when first released.
  • Hollywood

    Gershwim went to Hollywood and wrote songs for six films.
  • Death

    George Gershwin died in Hollywood, California. (Image courtesy of
  • World War II Begins

    Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.