Beeswax Vinyl Daily July 20, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 11's crew successfully makes the first human landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon six and a half hours later. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for July 20. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily July 19, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1900 – The first line of the Paris Métro opened for operation. I have spent much time on that Métro (all lines) and love riding it. Joyeux Anniversaire Métro! Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for July 19. 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…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily July 18, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1925 – Adolf "Whats'isface" published Mein Kampf.  The title translates to "My Struggle," but it should have translated to "My Meteoric Rise to Being a Grade A A**hole." It can sit on the shelf right next to The Art of the Deal. Same concept, same kind of person. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for July 18. Recorded in the…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily July 17, 2024

TWO non-musical history items for today that happened on the exact same date: 1918 – I know I talk about it a lot, but I find it very fascinating. Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are executed by Bolshevik Chekists at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, and their five children, Olga, Tatiana,…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily July 16, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1228 – The canonization of Saint Francis of Assisi happened. He's where the Franciscan monks came from: the chastity, the poverty, the obedience, and the cessation of any other thing that may be enjoyable. Nah... I'm good. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for July 16. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily July 15, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1834 – The Spanish Inquisition was officially disbanded after nearly 356 years. About 360 years too late... Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for July 15. 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 via the app (for iOS and Android), Alexa, or Audacy. On Camel…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily July 14, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1789 – Storming of the Bastille in Paris. This event escalated the widespread discontent into the French Revolution. Bastille Day is still celebrated annually in France. And a lot of stores and things are closed in Paris, especially. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for July 14. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily July 13, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1956 – The Dartmouth Workshop was the first conference on artificial intelligence, widely considered to be the founding event of artificial intelligence as a field. Other names for the field of "thinking machines" (or AI) at the time were cybernetics, automata theory, and complex information processing. Words today: dangerous, scary, deceptive. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for July…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily July 12, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1776 – Captain James Cook began his third voyage. I guess, being as it was four days after those treasonous colonists declared their independence, Britain needed to find somewhere else to conquer...? He was traveling between England and Australia/New Zealand, if you didn't know. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for July 12. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily July 11, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1735 – Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979. I don't care what anyone says. Pluto is STILL a planet! Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for July 11. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at…

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