Beeswax Vinyl Daily February 29, 2024

Non-musical history for today: Because there have only been 97 February 29ths in the last 400 years, I will include a couple of things for today. 1504 – Christopher Columbus used his knowledge of a lunar eclipse that night to convince Jamaican natives to provide him with supplies. Voodoo and black magic are mostly smoke and mirrors, boys and girls. Or, someone just knows…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily February 28, 2024

Non-musical history for today: Actually, two things today... 1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H aired, with almost 110 million viewers. Titled "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen," it became the most-watched and highest-rated single television episode in US television history at the time, with a record-breaking viewership (60.2 rating and 77 share). No, the New York sanitation department did NOT run into a problem because…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily February 27, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1991 – President George H. W. Bush announced, "Kuwait is liberated." You and I know this minor skirmish (it lasted all of 42 days) as Operation Desert Storm. Prior to that, a four-month build-up of troops started in what was named Operation Desert Shield. I almost put Operation Dessert Storm, which is what happens when I go to the right…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily February 26, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 747 BC – According to Ptolemy, the epoch (origin) of the Nabonassar Era began at noon on this date. Historians use this to establish the modern BC chronology for dating historic events. If I understand that correctly, then everything dated before and after this was based on today at noon 2771 years ago? Wow. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily February 25, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1991 – Disbandment of the Warsaw Pact at a meeting of its members in Budapest. This led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union altogether, which happened in December of that year. Germany had reunified itself the year prior, and the Czech Republic and Slovakia reemerged as their own countries. Yugoslavia broke up the next year. I find this whole…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily February 24, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1920 – The Nazi Party (NSDAP) was founded by Adolf Hitler in the Hofbräuhaus beer hall in Munich, Germany. They must have been drunk to believe half of the crap he was selling them. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for February 24. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862).…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily February 23, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1455 – Traditionally the date of publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type. Before that, fiction was just stamps and seals. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for February 23. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862). Tune into Camel City Radio. On Camel…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily February 22, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1862 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis was officially inaugurated for six years as the President of the (Traitorous) Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for February 22. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily February 21, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1948 – NASCAR was incorporated. Constantly turning left never sounded quite so loud. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for February 21. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862). Tune into Camel City Radio. On Camel City Radio, it's hump day every day!

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily February 20, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1933 – The U.S. Congress approved the Blaine Act to repeal federal Prohibition in the United States, sending the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution to state ratifying conventions for approval. I'll definitely drink to that!! Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for February 20. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or…

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