Non-musical history for today: 1889 – The General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defined the length of a metre. “The unit of length is the metre, defined by the distance, at 0°, between the axes of the two central lines marked on the bar of platinum–iridium kept at the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures and declared Prototype of the metre by the 1st Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures, this bar being subject to standard atmospheric pressure and supported on two cylinders of at least one-centimetre diameter, symmetrically placed in the same horizontal plane at a distance of 571 mm from each other.” Um… what!?!? Americans can’t even spell Meter correctly, much less understand that jibberish. Amirite?
Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for September 29.
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