Beeswax Vinyl Daily July 2, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1839 – Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 kidnapped Africans led by Joseph Cinqué mutinied and took over the slave ship Amistad. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for July 2. 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…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily July 1, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1643 – First meeting of the Westminster Assembly, a council of theologians ("divines") and members of the Parliament of England appointed to restructure the Church of England, at Westminster Abbey in London. To quote Eddie Izzard: "Cake or death!" Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for July 1. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 30, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln granted Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort, and recreation." This is considered the jewel of the entire national park. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 30. 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…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 29, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1986 and gained dual citizenship in his homeland of Latvia in 2017. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 29. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 28, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1914—Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; this is the casus belli of World War I. Casus belli is Latin for "occasion of war," and this set the whole thing in motion. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 28. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 27, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe was completed by Joshua Slocum. He left Boston Harbor on April 24, 1895, and returned to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898. Slocum and the Spray (the 36' vessel he sailed around the world in) disappeared and were never found after departing Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, on November 14, 1909, bound…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 26, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opened on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. The Cyclone was designed by Vernon Keenan and cost $175,000 to build (about $3.3M today). It has gone through several management changes, a refurbishment in 1974, and is still operated today. It was deemed a New York City landmark in 1988 and was put on the U.S.…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 25, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1978 – The rainbow flag representing gay pride was flown for the first time during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Yay! Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 25. 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…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 24, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1374 – A sudden outbreak of "St. John's Dance" caused people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapsed from exhaustion and, in some cases, died. There is no modern-day consensus as to why this happened. There are theories that it was stress relief or mass psychogenic illness, in…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 23, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1611 – The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage set Henry, his son, and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they were never heard from again. The story goes that Hudson and his small group broke out of oars and tried to keep up, but the mutineers dropped sails and…

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