Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 20, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1791 – King Louis XVI, disguised as a valet, and the French royal family attempted to flee Paris during the French Revolution. Louis's indecision, many delays, and misunderstanding of France were responsible for the failure of the escape. Within 24 hours, the royal family was arrested at a small monastery town after Jean-Baptiste Drouet recognized the king from his profile…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 19, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1953 – Cold War: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing Prison, in New York. While there were several pushes to award clemency to the Rosenbergs, later evidence, known as the Venona encryptions, had actual audio of them selling secrets to the KGB. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 19. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 18, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1858 – Charles Darwin received a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that included nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory. I believe him, by the way. It's okay if you don't. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 18. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 17, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1963 – The United States Supreme Court rules 8–1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against requiring the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools. Let's hope that holds up. I don't care if you do your own verses and prayers, but don't force it on me, and don't expect me to do it. Music history,…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 16, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1858 – Abraham Lincoln delivered his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln quoted the Bible: "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Then he said,: I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 15, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1752 – Benjamin Franklin proved that lightning is electricity (this is the traditional date; the exact date is unknown). Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 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. On Camel City Radio, it's hump day every day!

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 14, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: HMS Bounty mutiny survivors, including Captain William Bligh and 18 others, reached Timor after a nearly 4,600 mi journey in an open boat. Fletcher Christian, the mutineer leader, along with several Tahitian men and women and other deserters, burned the HMS Bounty after taking up residence on Pitcairn Island to escape discovery. He died…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 13, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1774 – Rhode Island became the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.  But, did they outlaw what was already there? Probably not at that juncture. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 13. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862). Tune into Camel…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 12, 2024

Non-musical history for today: I debated back and forth on what to talk about today. What was most important? This: 1981 – The first of the Indiana Jones film franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark, was released in theaters. You're welcome. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 12. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 11, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1509 – Henry VIII of England married Catherine of Aragon. Yep. She was the OG, the original, the one that started it all, the first, numero uno! The marriage was eventually annulled in 1533 after Hank assumed dominion over the church in England (which led to the CoE, by the way). She died of cancer three years later. Hank wanted…

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