Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 20, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1862 – Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard completed the experiment disproving the theory of spontaneous generation. Supposedly spontaneous generation was that inanimate objects could give life to living organisms. Yes, the organisms can survive or form ON an inanimate object but not turn from one non-living thing to a living thing. It was hypothesized that certain forms, such as fleas,…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 19, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1506 – The Lisbon Massacre began, in which accused Jews were slaughtered by Portuguese Catholics. Can someone, ANYONE, explain to me why "Christians" hate Jews? The namesake of your faith, Christ, was a Jew. I can't figure out the hate part. I mean, it's one thing if they did something wrong, but I can't figure out what could make it…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 18, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 796 – King Æthelred I of Northumbria was murdered in Corbridge by a group led by his ealdormen, Ealdred and Wada. The patrician Osbald is crowned but abdicated within 27 days. Ealdorman was a term in Anglo-Saxon England which originally applied to a man of high status, including some of royal birth, whose authority was independent of the king. The…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 17, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1521 – The trial of Martin Luther over his teachings began during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. Initially intimidated, he asks for time to reflect before answering and is given a stay of one day. So we're clear. Worms is a German town, not actual bilateral invertebrates. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 17. Recorded…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 16, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 2007 – Virginia Tech shooting: Seung-Hui Cho gunned down 32 people and injured 17 before committing suicide. I remember that like it was yesterday. So surreal. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 16. 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…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 15, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1955 – McDonald's restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc in Des Plaines, Illinois. I haven't had McDonald's in over 10 years. Sometimes I miss it. Most of the time, I don't. Oh, and make sure you get your tax returns mailed off!!! Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 15.…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 14, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1894 – The first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City. It used ten Kinetoscopes, which are devices for peep-show viewing of films. While I don't think it's talking about actual "peep shows," I'm sure there were plenty of those, too. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 14. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 13, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1870 – The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded. I didn't get to go there when we were there last September. I love museums, but don't want to spend my time indoors when I could be exploring the places I am. That's why I've never been to the Louvre in any of the three trips to Paris.…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 12, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1992 – The Euro Disney Resort officially opened with its theme park Euro Disneyland; the resort and its park's name are subsequently changed to Disneyland Paris. I was there in 2014. It still looked like it did in 1992. Meaning... it hadn't been updated much. Now, there were new parts of the park that were pretty nice but the older…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily April 11, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1908 – SMS Blücher, the last armored cruiser to be built by the Imperial German Navy, was launched. I can hear the horses in Young Frankenstein neighing right now. Pssst... blucher is sometimes defined as a German word for "glue." Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for April 11. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at…

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