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Beeswax Vinyl Daily March 14, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1794 – Eli Whitney was granted a patent for the cotton gin. This was simultaneously a good and bad thing. Good because it made cotton farming more productive and profitable. However, because Whitney never invented the machine to harvest cotton: it still had to be picked by hand. The invention has thus been identified as an inadvertent contributing factor to the outbreak of the American Civil War. That is a good thing because the war put an end to slavery. So, good and bad in one machine.

Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for March 14.

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