Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 29, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 2015 – Since I fell in love with the city, One World Observatory at One World Trade Center opened. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May 29. 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 May 28, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1830 – U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, which denies Native Americans their land rights and forcibly relocates them. Some claim that Jackson was a good man. Everything that I read makes him out to be an arsehole. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May 28. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza.…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 27, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1199 – John was crowned King of England. Yes, this is the brother of Richard III. Yes, this is the notorious "Prince John" in Robin Hood folklore. Sing it with me, "Robin Hood and Little John walkin' through the forest, laughing back and forth at what the other'n has to say." Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 26, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1896 – Nicholas II was crowned as the last Tsar of Imperial Russia. It was just shy of 21 years later that he and his entire family were executed in the basement of their house during the Soviet Revolution by Bolshevik officers. Their remains were found in the late 70s, identified, given proper burials, and exonerated, and Nicholas and his…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 25, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1977 – Star Wars (retroactively titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) was released in US theaters. That is partly musical but I think it's big enough to include with both musical and non-musical talk. And in 1978 – The first of a series of bombings orchestrated by the Unabomber detonated at Northwestern University, resulting in minor injuries.…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 24, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City was opened to traffic after 14 years of construction. We have seen it in television shows (think Night Court) forever and got to go under it on the ferry while in NYC. Also, we are fans of the show The Gilded Age, and part of the storyline (albeit minor) was about…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 23, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1430 – Joan of Arc was captured at the Siege of Compiègne by troops from the Burgundian faction under the direction of Duke Philip III of Burgundy, aka "Philip the Good." The Burgundians actually lost the siege, but the capture of Jehanne Darc (as she called herself in Middle French) was a major event in the Hundred Years War. She…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 22, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1972 – Ceylon adopted a new constitution, becoming a republic and changing its name to Sri Lanka. I personally think Ceylon sounds cooler than Sri Lanka, but it's not my country to name. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May 22. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862). Tune…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 21, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1881 – The American Red Cross was established by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C. Well, it was established in NYC but some rich biz tycoons donated to build a headquarters in DC. And, happy solar circumnavigational anniversary day to my Nephew and my mother-in-law! Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for May 21. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily May 20, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets. The copper rivets are to reinforce the points of stress, such as pocket corners and at the bottom of the button fly. Am I the only one that tends to get burned on them in the summer and you've sat out in your…

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