Beeswax Vinyl Daily March 31, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1930 – The Motion Picture Production Code was instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion, and violence in film in the U.S. for the next thirty-eight years. Sometimes it is called the Hays Code after Will H. Hays. Either way, it was stupid and detrimental to quality film production. There were attempts to create a "rating…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily March 30, 2024

Non-musical history for today: In 1867, United States Secretary of State William H. Seward purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, about two cents/acre ($4.19/km2). Alaska is a beautiful state from what I can tell from pictures, but still, I have no desire to visit there. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for March 30. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily March 29, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1951 – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. The Rosenbergs were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union, including providing top-secret information about American radar, sonar, jet propulsion engines, and nuclear weapon designs. They were executed via the electric chair. Julius went easily. Ethel took three tries, and it is rumored that smoke came from…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily March 28, 2024

Non-musical history for today: AD 37 – Roman emperor Caligula accepted the titles of the Principate, bestowed on him by the Senate. He had actually begun his rule nearly a fortnight before. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for March 28. 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…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily March 27, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1884 – A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio,  attacked members of a jury that had returned a verdict of manslaughter in what was seen as a clear case of murder. Over the next few days, the mob would riot, assault some jurors, and burn down the courthouse. A young white German named William Berner and his accomplice, Joe Palmer, a man…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily March 26, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1997 – Thirty-nine bodies were found in the Heaven's Gate mass suicides. I was hoping for a happier history today, but in 1997, I was in my band, Heavens Sake. We were always questioned about any affiliation with the Heaven's Gate cult. We certainly were not. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for March 26. Recorded in the Omniverus…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily March 25, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism. I'll leave it at that. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for March 25. 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,…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily March 24, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1989—In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spilled 240,000 barrels of crude oil after running aground. It was most likely not because of a drunken captain. He was not on deck at the time. The third mate was supposed to be relieved by the second mate, but because the second was overworked, the third didn't wake him. The ships'…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily March 23, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1933—The Reichstag passed the Enabling Act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany. It seems this was just the beginning. Man, I really need some happier history. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for March 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…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily March 22, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1631 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlawed the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables. Hey, did you know that as of last week, you can now gamble on sporting events (and I'm sure other things) in North Carolina using a computer or phone!? Hey, DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, et al., I could use a sponsorship! Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays,…

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