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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 1, 2023

Non-Musical history for today: 1812 – President James Madison asked Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom. Note: this wasn't the beginning of the War of 1812, so Tchaikovsky hadn't had anything to write about yet. The war started later in June 1812. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 1. Recorded in the Such-N-Such Media Studios at Liberty Plaza or…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 31, 2023

Non-Musical history for today: 1578 – King Henry III laid the first stone of the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, France, even though its name literally translates into "new bridge." I have stood on this bridge. Paris is my favorite city in the world. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May 31. Recorded in the Such-N-Such Media Studios at Liberty…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 30, 2023

Non-Musical history for today: 1536 – King Henry VIII of England married Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May 30. Recorded in the Such-N-Such Media Studios at Liberty Plaza or Such-N-Such Media Studio South. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862). Tune into Camel City Radio. On Camel City Radio, it's hump day…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 29, 2023

Non-Musical history for today: 1851 – Sojourner Truth delivered her famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech at the Woman’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. Sojourner escaped slavery with her infant daughter in 1827 after her master reneged on a promise to set her free. "That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages and lifted over ditches and to have…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 28, 2023

Non-Musical history for today: 1937 – Volkswagen, the German automobile manufacturer, was founded. Yes, initially, it was started by the Nazi party, but once WWII was over, the British took over (of course they did) and got it going again. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May 28. Recorded in the Such-N-Such Media Studios at Liberty Plaza or Such-N-Such Media Studio South.…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 27, 2023

Non-Musical history for today: 1965 –  American warships began the first bombardment of National Liberation Front (Viet-Cong) targets within South Vietnam. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May 27. Recorded in the Such-N-Such Media Studios at Liberty Plaza or Such-N-Such Media Studio South. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862). Tune into Camel City Radio. On Camel City Radio, it's hump day…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 26, 2023

Non-Musical history for today: 1865 – Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, was the last full general of the Confederate Army to surrender at Galveston, Texas. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May 26. Recorded in the Such-N-Such Media Studios at Liberty Plaza or Such-N-Such Media Studio South. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862). Tune into…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 25, 2023

Non-Musical history for today: 1521 – The Diet of Worms ended when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issued the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw. Just another (maybe the most pointed) example of religion telling people what they can think. Every day, kids, every single day. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May 25. Recorded in the Such-N-Such Media Studios…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 24, 2023

Non-Musical history for today: 1958 – United Press International was formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service. UPI sold its broadcast clients to AP in 1999. It does still do some smaller information-market work. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May 24. Recorded in the Such-N-Such Media Studios at Liberty Plaza or Such-N-Such Media Studio South.…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 23, 2023

Non-Musical history for today: 1934 – American bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed by police and killed in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. 112 rounds were shot at their car, of which about a quarter went into Bonnie and Clyde. I promise I'm not that morbid, but the bad things are always more interesting. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May…

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