Beeswax Vinyl Daily November 30, 2023

Non-musical history for today: 1900 – Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, novelist, and poet, died at the age of 46 from meningitis. Some thought it to be syphilis or whatever, but it was meningitis. There is no proof that confirms his last words to be, "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go."…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily November 29, 2023

Non-musical history for today: 1947 – The United Nations General Assembly approved a plan for the partition of Palestine. Along with the Belfour in 1917, this was the beginning of the big trouble we are in right now and a big reason why Arab countries hate the "Western World" today. At least, in my opinion. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for November…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily November 28, 2023

Non-musical history for today: This date is a grand day for several nations and their subdivisions: 1821 – Panama Independence Day: Panama separated from Spain and joined Gran Colombia. 1843 – Ka Lā Hui (Hawaiian Independence Day): The Kingdom of Hawaii was officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation. 1861 – The Confederate States of America accepted a rival…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily November 27, 2023

Non-musical history for today: 1978 – In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated by former supervisor Dan White. White was only convicted of manslaughter for those deaths and served just five years of a seven-year prison sentence. Less than two years after his release, he returned to San Francisco and later committed suicide. Music history,…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily November 26, 2023

Non-musical history for today: 1941 – The Hull note was given to the Japanese ambassador, demanding that Japan withdraw from China and French Indochina, in return for which the United States would lift economic sanctions. On the same day, Japan's 1st Air Fleet departs Hitokappu Bay for Hawaii. It would be over a week after this that the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. I…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily November 25, 2023

Non-musical history for today: 1487 – Elizabeth of York was crowned Queen of England. She wasn't Queen Elizabeth I, she was the Queen Consort (like Camilla is to Charles) after marrying Henry VI, after his victory at Bosworth Field. That marked the end of the War of the Roses. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for November 25. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily November 24, 2023

Non-musical history for today: 1221 – Genghis Khan defeated the renegade Khwarazmian prince Jalal al-Din at the Battle of the Indus, completing the Mongol conquest of Central Asia. I have a slight obsession with Genghis Khan. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for November 24. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862). Tune into…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily November 22, 2023

Non-musical history for today: 1718 – Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard attacked and boarded the vessels of the British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") off the coast of North Carolina. The casualties on both sides included Maynard's first officer, Mister Hyde, and Teach himself. Teach's head was removed from his body, the body tossed into the inlet and the head taken to…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily November 21, 2023

Non-musical history for today: 1920 – Irish War of Independence: On "Bloody Sunday" in Dublin, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) assassinated a group of British Intelligence agents, and British forces killed 14 civilians at a Gaelic football match at Croke Park. Dang, y'all! Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for November 21. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments…

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