Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 30, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1492 – Spain gave Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration. He was named admiral of the ocean sea, viceroy, and governor of any territory he discovered. Apparently, even those he didn't "discover." Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 30. 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 April 29, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1770 – James Cook arrived in Australia at Botany Bay, which he named. There is some debate on why he named it that, but it seems that Sir Joseph Banks and Dr. Daniel Solander, both either botanists or naturalists had discovered many varieties of plants. True? Meh, who knows? Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 29. Recorded…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 28, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1789 – Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors were set adrift, and the rebel crew returned to Tahiti briefly and then set sail for Pitcairn Island. So, yes, the Mutiny on the Bounty really did happen. It wasn't just a fictional novel or film. It's an interesting piece of history. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 28.…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 27, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 2006 – Construction began on the Freedom Tower (later renamed One World Trade Center) in New York City. It's an amazing building even though I didn't really get close to it when we were up there last September. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 27. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 26, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1865 – Union cavalry troopers cornered and shot dead John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, in Virginia. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 26. 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 April 25, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1792 – Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier became the first person executed by guillotine. I had to look up highwayman and it means a thief or robber who does his thing on horseback. One who does it by foot is a footpad. I don't know if Epsom salt was involved... Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 25. Recorded…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 24, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1913—The Woolworth Building, a skyscraper in New York City, was opened. It is still open and is now an apartment building. It was the tallest building in the world from 1913 until 1930. And now, 111 years later, it's still one of the top 100 tallest buildings in the US. I love stuff like that. I love skyscrapers, especially historical…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 23, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1985 – Nothing else could be more important on this date... Coca-Cola changed its formula and released New Coke. The response was overwhelmingly negative, I'd say downright hostile, and the original formula was back on the market in less than three months. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 23. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 22, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1906 – The Intercalated Games open in Athens. This is basically the modern Olympics, although the medals are not acknowledged or recognized by the IOC today. Some of the games included: aquatics (diving and swimming), athletics, cycling (road and track), fencing, football (well, soccer), gymnastics, rowing, shooting, tennis, tug of war, weightlifting, and wrestling. There was an "unofficial" event of…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 21, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1509 – Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII. The song I'm "Henry VIII I Am" has nothing to do with this event, other than the title. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 21. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB…

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