Topic: Mildred J HILL
27 JUNE 1859 - Happy Birthday to YOU...Mildred J. Hill, American composer of "Happy Birthday to You" and "Good Morning to All" (with sister, Patty Smith Hill). Mildred Hill was a kindergarten and Sunday-school teacher, like her younger sister Patty. She moved into music, teaching, composing, performing, and specializing in the study of Negro spirituals. Hill and her sister were honored at the Chicago World's Fair for their work in the progressive education program at the experimental kindergarten, the Louisville Experimental Kindergarten School. Mildred J. Hill died in Chicago, Illinois, in 1916. She is buried with her sister in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.
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