On this day 24th of November 1868 Scott Joplin was born in Texarkana, Texas, USA. There is some doubt as to the exact date and year of his birth.
Scott Joplin was an American composer and pianist who became known as the ‘King of Ragtime’.
You can read more about Scott Joplin here: Scott Joplin Biography
His compositions were numerous including for ballet and opera. He died in 1917 aged 48 and his work was mostly forgotten until revived in particular through the film ‘The Sting’.