March 27, 2017 all-day

On 27 March 1868. Patty Smith Hill, schoolteacher, author and education specialist, was born at Anchorage (suburb of Louisville), KY. She was author of the lyrics of the song “Good Morning to All,” which later became known as “Happy Birthday to You.” Her older sister, Mildred J. Hill, composed the melody for the song, which was first published in 1893 as a classroom greeting in the book Song Stories for the Sunday School. A stanza beginning “Happy Birthday to You” was added in 1924, and the song became arguably the most frequently sung song in the world. Hill died at New York, NY, May 25, 1946.

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