July 1978: The Complete Recordings
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• Five Complete Shows on 12 discs
• 7/1/78 Arrowhead Stadium: Kansas City, MO
• 7/3/78 St. Paul Civic Center Arena: St. Paul, MN
• 7/5/78 Omaha Civic Auditorium: Omaha, NE
• 7/7/78 Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Morrison, CO
• 7/8/78 Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Morrison, CO
Mastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman
Artwork by esteemed cartoonist Paul Pope
Intro and show-by-show liner notes by Nicholas Meriwether
Producer's Note by David Lemieux
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 15,000
Release Date: May 13, 2016
Announcing July 1978: The Complete Recordings
We’re pleased to announce JULY 1978: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, five incredible unreleased shows and the first official release from the long-lost tapes, recently returned to the Grateful Dead’s vault. Follow the Dead on a sonic journey through a superb selection of settings, an often epic adventure that finds them winning over Willie and Waylon fans in Kansas City, conjuring charisma in Omaha, and elevating the Red Rocks beyond their already spiritual planes. With five distinct performances painting the masterpiece of 1978, Betty Cantor-Jackson's always-pristine soundboard recordings, and the "hall-of-fame pedigree" of the Dead's first-ever shows at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, this is one release that far exceeds excellence in music, sound quality, and rarity.
Limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies, JULY 1978: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS includes Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO (7/1/78), St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, MN (7/3/78), Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE (7/5/78), and Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison CO (7/7/78 and 7/8/78) - all of the performances in this collection are drawn from the band’s master soundboard recordings, each newly mastered by Jeffrey Norman. The set also features original artwork by esteemed cartoonist Paul Pope (D.C. and Marvel comics) and in-depth liner notes written by Nick Meriwether (Grateful Dead Archives at the University of California, Santa Cruz), as well as a producer’s note from producer David Lemieux.
Due May 13th, we anticipate that this extraordinary box will sell out. Your best bet is to pre-order it now, then sit back, relax, and enjoy all the exclusive content we'll be rolling out over the next few weeks right here.
Looking for something a little more byte-sized? The collection will also be available for HD digital download in FLAC and ALAC, exclusively at dead.net, on release day.
Listening Party: July 1, 1978
"The Other One>"
"Around And Around"
First Listen: "Wharf Rat" 7/8/78
Head on over to Rollingstone.com for an exclusive sneak preview of "Wharf Rat" from the July 8th Red Rocks show.
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Jan 12 Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1/1/1583)
Feb 21 Groningen, Netherlands, begins using Gregorian calendar
Mar 18 Dutch States General & Anjou sign treaty
Jun 17 Brabant: Duke of Parma beats French mercenaries
Jun 18 Richard Martin of London takes out first life insurance policy, on William Gibbons; premium was £383
Jun 28 Duke Frans de Valois returns to France
Jul 17 Spanish and Walloon troops conquer Dunkerk
Aug 5 Humphrey Gilbert claims Newfoundland for the British crown - first English colony in North America and the beginning of the British Empire
Nov 15 Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees
Nov 20 Duke of Parma conquers Aalst
Jan 5 William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
Jan 27 Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
Mar 1 The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.
Mar 23 English Separatist Puritans John Greenwood and Henry Barrowe tried and sentenced to death on the charge of devising and circulating seditious books
Mar 25 Recantation of Loos, Dutch scholar Coinelius Loos recants his earlier written protest against witchcraft persecution in Trier, Germany before officials in Brussels
May 18 Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe
Jun 22 Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks
Jun 28 Earl Mauritius conquers Geertruidenberg
Jul 25 France's Protestant King Henry IV converts to Roman Catholic faith
Oct 24 Alleged teleportation of Spanish soldier Gil Perez from the Philippines to Mexico
Dec 15 State of Holland grants patent on windmill with a crankshaft
Dec 24 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed
Jan 7 Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodor I
Jan 8 Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy
Jan 12 Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso
Feb 17 Boris Godunov chosen as Tsar of Russia
Feb 21 Boris Godunov crowned Tsar of Russia
Mar 20 Governor of Brittany, Philippe Emmanuel the Duke of Mercœur submits to French King Henry IV at Angers
Mar 25 Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies
Apr 13 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
Apr 30 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)
May 1 Jacob van Neck's merchant fleet departs for Java
May 2 France & Spain sign Peace of Vervins
May 6 Archduke Albrecht & Isabella become rulers of the Southern Netherlands
Jun 30 King Philip II moves to Escorial palace
Jul 10 Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande
Aug 4 London's head office of Hanze closed
Aug 21 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
Sep 1 Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments
Sep 17 Dutch sailors discover island of Mauritius
Sep 22 Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.
Oct 15 Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine
Nov 8 Spanish troops under Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem
Nov 25 Jacob Cornelius van Neck's merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia
Dec 16 Seven Year War: Battle of Noryang Point - in the final battle of the war Korean navy decisively defeats the Japanese
Dec 21 Battle of Curalaba: the Mapuche people led by Pelentaru revolt and inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile
THERE CAN'T BE MANY 'VAULT' SETS, REMAINING! THAT IS A MUST, AS WELL!
Wow, if I only lived in Dayton, OH...and didn't just get a new roof last fall.
I bought this set the day it was released and it blows my mind that it's still available. These are shows I always throw on when I can't figure out what to listen to.
Aug 18 Pendle Witch trial begins with 10 people accused of witchcraft in Lancaster, England, key witness 9 year-old boy
Aug 20 9 Pendle witches hanged at Gallows Hill in Lancaster, England
Aug 29 Battle of Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese
Oct 28 Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
Nov 1 (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
Dec 15 German Astronomer Simon Marius is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
Dec 28 First observation of Neptune - Galileo observes and records a "fixed star" without realising it is a planet
If they wanna burn off the last 1,500 or whatever copies, they need to run a late-night TV commercial, something cheese like "Freedom Rock," kind of deal.
Should be easy, just take a look at what late night shit is playing that a Dead audience would likely be into. Sets gone in no time... and this box is a treasure.
Jan 12 Brazilian city Belem (the entrance gate to the Amazon) founded by Captain Major Francisco Branco
Jan 24 Dutch mariner Jacob Le Maire discovers Le Maire Strait, Tierra del Fuego
Feb 26 Roman Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo demanding he abandon his belief in heliocentrism
Mar 5 Astronomical work 'de Revolutionibus' by Nicolaus Copernicus placed on Catholic Forbidden index
Mar 20 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
Apr 23 Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England
Apr 30 King James I of England leaves Brielle
May 3 Treaty of Loudun ends French civil war
Jul 11 Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
Sep 15 First non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy
Oct 25 Dutch East India Company ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartog Island, Australia
Nov 20 Bishop Richelieu becomes French minister of Foreign affairs/War
Feb 20 Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague for alleged crimes against the federal government
Mar 12 Dutch settlement on Java changes name to Batavia
Apr 19 Theatrum Anatomicum opens in Amsterdam
May 18 Hugo the Great sentenced to life in prison
Jun 2 England and the Netherlands sign treaty about trading in the Indies
Jun 10 Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt
Jun 24 Tsar Michail's father Filaret becomes patriarch of Moscow
Jul 20 Gerardus Vossius resigns as Dutch regent States college leader
Jul 30 House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body
Aug 8 Duke Maximilian I & Emperor Ferdinand II signs Treaty of Munchen
Aug 20 1st known African Americans in English North America (approx. 20) land at Point Comfort (Fort Monroe), Virginia. They are then sold or traded into servitude.
Aug 27 Frederik van Palts chosen as King of Bohemia
Aug 28 Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor
Sep 15 Prince Bethlen Gabor's troops occupy Pozsony (Pressburg) Hungary
Sep 30 Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
Nov 4 Frederick V crowned king of Bohemia
Nov 10 René Descartes has the dream that inspires his "Meditations on First Philosophy"
Dec 4 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish, England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.
Jan 13 Jan Pieterszoon Coen's fleet sets sail to Moluccas (from Jacarta)
Feb 9 Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623)
Feb 17 Myles Standish is elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony
Mar 4 Jacarta, Java, renamed Batavia
Mar 7 John Pieterszoon Coen's troops land on Lontor, East Indies
Mar 16 Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts
Mar 22 Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Neth
Apr 5 Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
Apr 9 Spain & Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends
Apr 15 Hugo the Great arrives in France
May 3 Francis Bacon accused of bribery
May 24 The Protestant Union is formally dissolved
May 31 Sir Francis Bacon imprisoned in the Tower of London for 1 night
Jun 3 Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa)
Jun 25 French government army occupies Fort St Jean d'Angély at La Rochelle
Jul 6 Dutch governor general John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda islands, 15,000 die
Sep 15 Swedish troops occupy Riga
Sep 21 King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia
Sep 28 Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund III Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth defeats an invading Ottoman Imperial army
Oct 9 Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin
Oct 25 Governor Bradford head of the colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
Nov 19 Rabbi Isaiah ben Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel
Dec 13 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree
Dec 18 English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation
Dec 25 Governor William Bradford of Plymouth Colony (now in Massachusetts) forbids game playing on Christmas
Dec 30 English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
Dec 31 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov
Jan 24 Duke of Orleans joins Fronde rebels
Apr 6 Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under Jan van Riebeeck
Apr 7 Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa
May 4 Battle of Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels
May 10 John Johnson, a free African American, is granted 550 acres in Northampton, Virginia
May 13 Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki
May 18 Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
May 19 Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen
May 29 Battle of Goodwin Sands, off Folkestone, Kent: English 'General at Sea' Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp
Jun 10 In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
Jun 27 New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America
Jul 4 Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris
Jul 6 Fire on Dutch Dam (Amsterdam's city hall burns)
Jul 10 England declares war on The Netherlands - beginning of the 1st Anglo-Dutch war
Jul 25 Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian Orthodox Church
Aug 26 Battle of Plymouth: General-at-Sea George Ayscue of the Commonwealth of England attacked a convoy of the Dutch Republic commanded by Vice-Commodore Michiel de Ruyter. Dutch victory
Sep 7 Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English
Sep 16 Spanish troops occupy Dunkirk
Sep 28 English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock
Oct 13 Prince of Condé flees Paris
Oct 21 King Louis XIV returns to Paris
Dec 10 Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
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Jan 6 The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London
Jan 30 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years
Mar 10 French King Louis XIV ends office of premier
Apr 23 English king Charles II crowned in London
Apr 29 Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
Apr 30 Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa
May 3 Johannes Hevelius observes 3rd transit of Mercury ever to be seen
Jun 5 Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
Jun 21 Treaty of Kardis: Russia & Sweden sign peace treaty
Jun 23 Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal
Jul 3 Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II
Jul 16 1st banknotes in Europe are issued by Bank of Stockholm
Jul 27 English Parliament confirms Navigation Act
Aug 6 The Treaty of The Hague is signed whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland (Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold to Portugal
Sep 5 Nicolas Fouquet, French Superintendent of Finances under Louis XIV arrested; he died in 1680, never having seen freedom again.
Oct 1 Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York racing from Greenwich to Gravesend
Dec 20 Corporation Act enforced in England
Jan 1 Don Carlos de Gurrea/Aragon becomes Spanish land guardian of S Neth
Jan 5 Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
Jan 8 1st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co)
Jan 31 Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft
Feb 21 Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Gelderland
Mar 2 Prince William III installed as governor of Overijssel
Mar 4 John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England
Jun 20 Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan & Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom
Jun 22 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
Jun 25 Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden
Jun 28 Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburg army beats Sweden
Aug 6 Russian Tsar Alexis bans foreign hair styles to those below the nobility
Aug 10 King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London
Aug 10 Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam
Sep 6 Swedish admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships
Sep 9 New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians
Oct 4 Dutch mathematician Christiaan Huygens patents the pocket watch
Oct 29 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz makes the first use of the long s, ∫, for integral, helping discover integral and differential calculus
Nov 2 A combined attack by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts during King Philip's War.
Nov 4 Storm hits Western Europe: flood in Amsterdam
Nov 11 German mathetician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function
Nov 14 Pope Clemens X declares Gorcumse martyrs divine
Nov 22 English king Charles II adjourns Parliament
Mar 19 Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men
Apr 4 King James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in English churches
Jul 2 King James II disbands English parliament
Jul 5 Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.
Aug 12 Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders
Aug 12 Battle of Mohacs: Ottoman invaders of Hungary routed by forces of Holy Roman Emperor under Charles of Lorraine
Sep 26 Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, damaging the Parthenon
Sep 26 The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
Sep 28 Venetians take Athens from the Turks
Oct 11 Hungary accepts Habsburg sovereignty
Nov 10 Pope Innocent XI publishes decree Coelestis pastor
Dec 31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope
Jan 6 Joseph I, later Holy Roman Emperor and son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans
Jan 14 Clarinet invented, in Nurnberg, Germany
Jan 22 Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
Feb 8 French and Native American troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire
Feb 8 Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal
Mar 16 French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland
May 11 English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal, Nova Scotia
May 20 England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II
Jun 8 Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai.
Jun 11 English king William III departs to Ireland
Jun 24 King William III's army lands at Carrickfergus Ireland [OS=June 14]
Jun 30 Battle of Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Dutch/English fleet
Jul 1 Army of Protestant King William III defeats deposed Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of Boyne in Ireland
Jul 10 Battle of Beachy Head - French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet under Cornelis Evertsen
Jul 11 Battle of Drogheda Boyne (William III beat deposed James II)
Jul 12 Battle of Boyne: in Ireland, Protestant King William III defeats English Catholic King James II
Aug 1 Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus of Savoy
Aug 24 Job Charnock founds Calcutta India
Sep 6 King Wiliam III escapes back to England
Sep 25 Publick Occurrences, first newspaper in the American colonies (Boston), publishes first & last edition
Oct 7 English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
Oct 8 Siege of Belgrade, Ottoman troops capture Belgrade
Oct 23 Revolt in Haarlem after public ban on smoking
Dec 10 Massachusetts Bay becomes first American colonial government to issue paper money
Dec 23 English astronomer John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered
This show needs to go on sale for Holiday Help On The Way.
That might help boost some sales.
Jan 14 Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting "witches"
Jan 26 Venice, Poland & Austria sign Treaty of Carlowitz with Ottoman Empire
Feb 4 350 rebellious Streltsi executed in Moscow
Mar 4 Jews are expelled from Lübeck, Germany
Apr 14 Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar
Jun 11 England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain
Jul 6 Pirate Captain William Kidd is captured in Boston
Sep 22 People of Rotterdam strike over high cost of butter
Nov 22 Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden
Dec 3 Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer-general of the Hague
Dec 20 Russian Tsar Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1
Jan 4 Netherlands, Great Britain & France sign Triple Alliance
Jan 5 Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
Jan 14 German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
Feb 1 Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France
Mar 2 The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England
Mar 31 A sermon on "The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ" by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provokes the Bangorian Controversy
Jun 24 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
Jul 17 George Frideric Handel's "Water Music" premieres on the river Thames in London
Jul 28 Prussian king Frederik Willhelm I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
Aug 1 Nicholas Rowe is appointed British Poet Laureate by George I
Aug 16 Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade
Aug 17 France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement
Aug 22 Spanish troops land on Sardinia
Nov 28 Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"
Dec 5 English pirate Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop "Margaret" and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock later provides 1st record of Blackbeard's appearance, and the source for his name
Dec 25 Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, thousands killed
Selling about 1 per day.
Slow but steady.....
Apr 6 Denmark signs Covenant of Hannover
May 7 Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
May 29 Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia aged 11
May 31 France, Britain & Netherlands sign accord of Paris
Jun 13 Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
Jul 17 Simon van Slingelandt appointed Dutch pension advisor
Sep 8 A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
Oct 21 Russian & Chinese accord to correct boundaries
Oct 29 Severe earthquake in New England
Nov 12 France & Bavaria renew secret treaty
Nov 15 NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
Jan 10 Charles Farnese becomes Duke of Parma and Piacenza
Feb 2 George Frideric Handel's opera "Poro" premieres in London
Mar 16 Treaty of Vienna signed by Prince Eugene of Savoy, Count Sinzendorf and Count Gundacker, Thomas Stahremberg and the British envoy to Vienna, Sir Thomas Robinson.
Mar 24 Jerome (aka Hieronimus) de Salis naturalised as British by Act of Parliamentary.
Apr 9 British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain
May 28 All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated
Jun 24 Freemason and Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen is appointed Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania, the first and youngest Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
Jul 22 Spain signs Treaty of Vienna
Sep 3 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Friesland
Nov 8 In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st library in the north American colonies
Nov 30 Beijing hit by an earthquake; about 100,000 die
Dec 22 Dutch people revolt against meat tax
Dec 30 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham's great room in Boston)
Jan 26 Stanislaw I of Poland abdicates his throne
Feb 5 Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia
Feb 19 George Frideric Handel's "Alexander's Feast" premieres
Mar 31 Belleuve Hospital founded in a New York City almshouse - 1st public hospital in the US
Apr 20 French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins Lapland expedition to measure latitude and shape of the earth, joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier
May 26 Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
Dec 3 Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere
I haven’t told her yet.....
Just waiting for the right moment....
Does Kate know about it?
Ignore the secret affair that Kate and I are having....
"after a detailed study of your posts, I still don't have a firm grasp on your feelings for this release..."
I first read 'posts' as 'penis'.
I have, and I think HotRats provides an easily digestive entrée for initiates, much like Workingman's & Beauty are often recommended as an effective intro to the Dead. Don't get me wrong, consensus trax like Peaches are attractive - its like a soft blend fusion of jazz, indie, and RnR. Beyond a handful of stuff, though, I find myself straining to attach...and with so much else out there, I don't tarry on mixed material very long. As far as the GD community is concerned, however, you are in an overwhelming majority.
Per the little yellow ticket in my box tonight, Dylan is calling from behind the USPS counter, but it'll have to wait til Friday morning as loooong work/run/swim days preclude pick up b4. This evening on the trail it was Beggars Banquet, Let it Bleed, and a couple trax off the first disc of the Exile deluxe set (remastered original album)...I've come to regard that 5-year from Beggars through Soup as a nearly unprecedented sustained studio effort; Some Girls feels like it should've been #6 in the sequence as Black and OnlyRnR simply aren't on the same level.
I'm curious to hear about your progress along the early years' official release timeline; I imagine your at, or just past, the vaunted 4 shows that constitute the LiveDead killing grounds! 3/1 is one of my top 5 all-time...even the horrid Jude encore seems a necessary closing reminder that boys are - after all - human, though the preceding hours are enough to suggest otherwise.
February 23 – Disc One
February 24 – Disc Two
Have you tried Hot Rats, Waka Jawaka and Grand Wazoo?
Seems an apt way of describing these days with multiple personalities twixt Fall and Winter.
DD, I have lovely floor to ceiling shelves in my study along the wall behind my desk which house my vinyl & cd collection, and a quick spin-n-survey reveals 19 releases through Bear' Choice (counting the 4 shows in the FW69 box as just one) in addition to the superb and largely underrated sets/shows from March 68, April 69, and January & February 70 through the D/L series. You've got your work cut out!
I love the King's Beach Bowl compilation; curiously, I've never seen a breakdown as to which tracks are attributable to which of the 2 shows (out of 3). This information vacuum is an anomaly in these days where we know just about everything about recording specs and the band's equipment for official releases. I dearly wonder what else might be available from that run.
Did the usb box come with the costume? With my love of Jazz and improvisational RnR, Zappa would seem a natural fit to my tastes, but try as a I might the music doesn't jibe with me - though the Halloween shows are raved about elsewhere. I don't own any of the other albums you listed, though Hitchhiker seems a likely future buy.
It was 28F when puppy & I hit the trailhead at dawn, and likely a bit cooler once we reached altitude, as the wind currents were stronger. My tastes ran to punk (pun not necessarily intended) as I began with Stiff Little Fingers' brilliant debut Inflammable Materials and then began working through Patti's catalogue starting with my favourite Radio Ethiopia, while making it through Easter and most of Prophet before ending. At that point, it was in the upper 40s and I'd stripped 2 layers from the torso in addition to a scarf and gloves. Hope y'all had a similarly beautiful day!
I’m trying to come up with the words to extol the virtues of this magnificent Box that contains previously uncirculated shows along with the best sounding versions ever of the Red Rocks shows. Especially 7/7 which previously circulated as a mono recording that had been split into 2 channels.
I keep on trying,
But I could not get the point across.....
Right now I'm going through all the officially released GD concerts in order to titillate my GD sweet spot, starting in 1966. I'm sitting here listening to 2/24/68 King's Bowl Lake Tahoe Dick's Picks 22. I plan to go up to DP4 February 1970. Reliving my teenage years.
Before that I listened to
Neil Young - Hitchhiker
David Crosby - Sky Trail
Stills & Collins - Everybody Knows
Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics II and Acoustic Rarities
Chris Hillman - Biding My Time
Van Morrison - Roll With the Punches
Frank Zappa - 6 Halloween 1977 concerts from the USB stick box set
And some unofficial full concert 1974 GD soundboards that magically arrived in my mailbox - Oakland Coliseum 6/8, Providence Civic Center 6/26, Boston Garden 6/28 and Springfield Civic Center 6/30
after a detailed study of your posts, I still don't have a firm grasp on your feelings for this release...
Hey Phil & DD. Curious as to what y'all are listening to, Dead or otherwise./K
I’d buy one....
But I already have one,
And it’s awesome!
Betty Boxes, remain!
Jan 6 Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
Jan 12 First public museum established in north American colonies (Charlestown, SC)
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Jan 17 Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33' S)
Feb 26 Construction authorized for Walnut St jail (Philadelphia) (1st solitary)
Mar 12 Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
Mar 18 Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer" premieres in London
Apr 27 British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won't like this)
Jun 17 Cúcuta, Colombia is founded by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar
Jul 20 Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
Jul 21 Pope Clemens XIV bans Jesuits
Jul 29 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH
Sep 11 Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"
Oct 12 America's first asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia
Oct 13 The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier
Oct 14 The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in Poland.
Oct 14 American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.
Nov 5 John Hancock is elected as moderator at a Boston town meeting that resolves that anyone who supports the Tea Act is an "Enemy to America"
Dec 16 Boston tea party incident - Sons of Liberty protesters throw tea shipments into Boston harbour in protest against British imposed Tea Act
Dec 18 A skirmish at Grass Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound results in the deaths of two Māori and nine members of Cook's expedition, New Zealand
Dec 26 Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia
Do you think that the general poor sales of this box, which I think is better than the Barton Hall box, is because it demonstrates Keith's limitations and why he was asked to leave 9 months later?
People say it's too hot, bad mix, not enough variation in the set lists, but avoid the obvious problem and that is the band was ready to move on and some people didn't want to make the change.
Like at another time in the bands history, the core 5 move on and leave the keyboard player to be replaced.
This beautiful box documents that period in the band history with uncirculated tapes of a time many choose to ignore.
It's a great set, Kid; but, at this point, I don't think anyone need worry that failure to sell out a box will impede such planned releases into the immediate future. TOO took a bit and RRox is still on the table, but the machine keeps rolling.
The Ark run may indeed be a consensus nominee, but I'd love to see Summer '73 or '74 (Jai Alai!). Yet, my 'mortal coil' shouldn't be burned by half yet, so I'll defer if time is of the essence.
Movie recommendation: I watch a good deal of film - from mainstream to indie to the local university's student screenings - and rarely have I been so moved by a performance as Sally Hawkins delivers in "Maudie". Nuanced, texturalized, and executed to perfection. Not to mention that, immediately thereafter, I went online and purchased a few of Lewis' prints from the Halifax art museum. How had I never heard of her? Then again, no one around these parts ever mentions Husker Du or Bob Mould's career post Du, and I've felt compelled to inhale the catalogue since discovery 6-8 weeks ago. Amazing stuff./K
I want the inventory of this great box set to sell out so Dave can convince the accountants of the powers that be to green-light an Ark Box before we original Dead Freaks lose our hearing or shed our mortal coil (whichever comes first). :-(
This release is quality.
But, so is Hampton 89 and that took years to sell out.
Jan 21 1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy" is published
Jan 23 Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded
Jan 24 Louis XVI of France issues an edict calling for the convocation of the Estates-General, a major event in the French Revolution
Jan 26 John Odell signs contract for £336 to build St Peter's church in the Bronx
Feb 1 Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long
Feb 4 1st US electoral college chooses George Washington as President and John Adams as Vice-President
Mar 2 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances
Mar 4 1st US Congress meets and declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)
Mar 11 Benjamin Banneker and Pierre Charles L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington, D.C.
Apr 1 US House of Representatives 1st full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg 1st speaker
Apr 6 1st US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC
Apr 8 First meeting of the US House of Representatives
Apr 16 George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration
Apr 21 John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)
Apr 23 President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, NY
Apr 28 Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on HMS Bounty against its captain William Bligh
Apr 30 George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America
May 5 French Estates-General meets for the first time since 1614 at Versailles, summoned King Louis XVI
May 7 First US Presidential inaugural ball (for George Washington in NYC)
May 12 Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses
May 12 William Wilberforce makes his first major speech on abolition in the UK House of Commons, reasoning the slave trade morally reprehensible and an issue of natural justice
Jun 1 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
Jun 3 Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)
Jun 8 James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the US House of Representatives
Jun 9 Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island
Jun 13 Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington
Jun 14 Capt William Bligh reaches Timor
Jun 17 French Revolution: During the meeting of the Estates-General, the Third Estate proclaims itself the 'National Assembly'
Jun 20 Tennis Court Oath (for a new constitution) in France made at Versailles
Jun 23 French King Louis XVI rejects the demands of the Third Estate, calling itself the National Assembly, during the opening stages of the French Revolution
Jun 27 French Revolution: King Louis XVI orders the nobility and clergy of the Estates-General to meet with the Third Estate, by then called the National Assembly
Jul 4 1st US tariff act signed by President Washington
Jul 6 French Revolution: the National Assembly forms a committee of thirty members to write a new constitution
Jul 9 French Revolution: the National Assembly renames itself the National Constituent Assembly
Jul 11 French King Louis XVI dismisses finance minister Jacques Necker, sparking riots in Paris
Jul 14 Bastille Day - the French Revolution begins with the fall of the Bastille Prison
Jul 15 Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
Jul 16 French King Louis XVI reinstates Jacques Necker as finance minister following riots at his dismissal
Jul 27 US Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs now referred to as the State Department
Aug 1 US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act
Aug 4 French Revolution: The National Constituent Assembly meets and issues the first decrees that abolish centuries of feudalism in France
Aug 7 US Congress creates Department of War & Lighthouse Service
Aug 23 French Revolution: The National Assembly proclaims freedom of religious opinions
Aug 24 French Revolution: The National Assembly proclaims freedom of speech
Aug 26 The National Constituent Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen at the beginning of the French Revolution
Aug 27 French National Assembly issues "Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen"
Aug 28 William Herschel discovers Saturn's moon Enceladus
Sep 2 US Treasury Department established by Congress
Sep 11 Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of Treasury
Sep 13 1st loan to US government (from NYC banks)
Sep 15 US Department of Foreign Affairs, renamed Department of State
Sep 17 William Herschel discovers Mimas, satellite of Saturn
Sep 18 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents & Congress
Sep 22 US Congresspasses act requiring the first Postmaster General to report to the President through the Secretary of the Treasury
Sep 24 US Congress establishes Post Office Department following the new constitution
Sep 24 US Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court
Sep 24 President George Washington nominates John Jay the 1st Chief Justice
Sep 24 US Attorney General Office is created
Sep 25 US Congress proposes the Bill of Rights
Sep 26 4th US Postmaster General: Samuel Osgood of Mass takes office
Sep 26 Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Secretary of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice
Sep 26 Edmund J Randolph becomes 1st US Attorney General
Sep 29 US War Dept established a regular army
Oct 2 George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification
Oct 3 Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
Oct 5 French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris
Oct 6 French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
Oct 12 French Revolution: King Louis XVI writes secretly to the King of Spain about complaining of harsh treatment; the Count of Artois writes to the Austrian king requesting military intervention in France
Oct 15 1st presidental tour-George Washington in New England
Oct 21 French Revolution: The National Assembly declares martial law in France to prevent uprisings
Nov 5 Fleeing slaves under Bonni attack military post on Suriname
Nov 5 French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law
Nov 6 Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
Nov 8 Bourbon Whiskey 1st distilled from corn by Elijah Craig in Bourbon, Kentucky
Nov 13 Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"
Nov 20 New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights
Nov 21 North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state
Nov 26 1st national Thanksgiving in America
Your devotion to a human historical chronology of unsold copies is as intriguing as it is inexplicable. Keep the candle burning.
I cannot be sure that the title of your last post correlated with Kid's "dumbfounded" observation; however, if so, I should say that I've achieved a state of counterpoint: I think we have so many nice things - with the promise of so much more to come, and on a clockwork release schedule - that appreciation for each is diminished. This is less a problem than an observation; historically, complaints centered around too few official releases from a prodigious vault, so the current regimen is clearly preferable - especially with regard to previously uncirculated material.
Non Sequitur: I was pleased to see some love for Greta Van Fleet elsewhere on the site; in the same category of new music that is 'historically inspired, but not imitation', The Necromancers** seem to have emerged directly from metal's primordial soup with the likes of Sabbath and Heap; had they been around in '70, their DNA would be found in every child of the genre today.
**Dreadful name, but this is area has always been problematic for metal and hard rock bands who often seem inclined toward monickers that mirror the intrigues of a pubescent male mind.
Jan 1 Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books
Jan 8 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
Jan 22 Coup d'état in Batavian Republic
Jan 30 Rep Matthew Lyon (Vt) spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold (Ct) in US House of Representatives, after an argument
Feb 2 Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire
Feb 10 Louis Alexandre Berthier invades Rome (15th February proclaim a Roman Republic, 20th February take Pope Pius VI prisoner)
Feb 20 Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
Mar 4 Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
Mar 7 The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic.
Mar 9 Dr George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the US navy
Mar 29 Republic of Switzerland forms
Apr 7 Mississippi Territory organized
Apr 23 Dutch emperor accepts new Constitution
Apr 30 US Department of the Navy forms
May 24 Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
May 26 British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara
May 27 The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.
Jun 5 The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
Jun 7 Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
Jun 7 Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (date of the unsigned preface)
Jun 13 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
Jun 25 US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens
Jul 1 Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt
Jul 6 US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... & removed as alien enemies"
Jul 7 Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the 'war.'
Jul 11 US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress
Jul 14 1st direct US federal tax on states-on dwellings, land & slaves
Jul 14 US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against government
Jul 16 US Public Health Service forms & US Marine Hospital authorized
Jul 21 Napoleon Bonaparte wins Battle of Pyramids in Egypt
Jul 23 Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt
Aug 1 Battle of the Nile: British Royal Navy under Admiral Horatio Nelson attacks and decimates the French fleet at Aboukir Bay off the Nile Delta, Egypt
Aug 2 Battle of the Nile: British Royal Navy under Admiral Horatio Nelson further decimates the French fleet
Aug 3 Battle of the Nile: British Admiral Horatio Nelson forces the remnants of the French fleet to surrender, concluding a decisive victory for the British who capture or destroy 11 French ships of the line and 2 frigates
Aug 22 French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.
Aug 27 Battle of Castlebar, Ireland: French army and Irish rebels rout a larger the British force
Sep 1 Britain signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad, India
Sep 2 First bank robbery in the US: Bank of Pennsylvania robbed of $162,821 at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia
Sep 3 Battle of St. George's Caye: Week long battle begins between the Spanish Empire and Great Britain off the coast of Belize
Sep 5 New conscription law goes into effect in France
Sep 10 British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George
Oct 12 Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg
Oct 12 Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Lager" premieres in Weimar
Nov 16 Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress
Nov 17 -21) Snow storms in New England, hundreds die
Nov 27 Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail
Dec 4 Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
Dec 5 Dutch troops occupy Hasselt
Dec 14 David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a nut & bolt machine
Dec 17 1st impeachment trial against a US senator (William Blount, Tennessee) begins
Dec 24 Russia & Britain sign Second anti-French Coalition
It’s a gem!
Historical Events 1817
Jan 7 2nd Bank of US opens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan 18 José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royalists in Chile
Jan 22 British freighter Diana sinks off Malaya
Jan 25 Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome
Jan 31 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Ahnfrau" premieres in Vienna
Feb 5 1st US gas co incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights)
Feb 17 1st US city lit by gas (Baltimore)
Mar 2 1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Pennsylvania
Mar 3 Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi
Mar 8 The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
Mar 25 Tsar Alexander I recommends formation of Society of Israeli Christians
Apr 15 1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford, Connecticut)
Apr 17 1st US school for deaf (Hartford, Connecticut)
Apr 22 Curacao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight
May 15 Ambonese uprising against Dutch authority (modern Indonesia), under Thomas Matulesia (aka Kapitan Pattimura)
May 15 Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
May 16 Mississippi River steamboat service begins
Jul 4 Chief Engineer James Geddes begins construction on the Erie Canal, (Rome, New York), one of the first great engineering works in North America
Jul 12 1st flower show held (Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland)
Jul 12 Karl Drais von Sauerbronn demonstrates bicycle course
Aug 18 60-70ft sea serpent sightings reported offshore in Gloucester, Massachusetts
Sep 9 Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College
Sep 22 John Quincy Adams becomes US Secretary of State
Oct 9 University of Gent officially opens
Oct 20 1st Mississippi "Showboat" leaves Nashville on maiden voyage
Nov 20 First Seminole War begins in Florida
Nov 25 First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
Nov 27 US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War
Dec 10 Mississippi admitted as 20th state of the Union
Dec 16 Leaders of Molukkas uprising hanged in Ambon
Jan 1 1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide
Jan 6 The forerunner of Morse code, the telegraph system, is first demonstrated by Alfred Vail
Jan 8 Rebellion at Amherstburg, Ontario breaks out
Jan 11 First public demonstration of telegraph message sent using dots & dashes at Speedwell Ironworks, Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail
Jan 26 Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
Feb 16 Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions
Feb 16 Weenen Massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal are killed by Zulu warriors
Feb 25 London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours
Feb 28 Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Québec)
Mar 3 Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada
Mar 6 Franz Grillparzer's "Weh dem, der Lugt" premieres in Vienna
Mar 8 US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
Apr 8 Steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol, England, to NYC)
Apr 9 UK National Gallery re-opens in its new dedicated building in Trafalgar Square, London
Apr 22 English steamship "Sirius" docks in NYC after crossing the Atlantic, first transatlantic steam passenger service
Apr 23 English steamship "Great Western" crossing Atlantic docks in NYC
Apr 27 Fire destroys half of Charleston
Apr 30 Nicaragua declares independence from Central American federation
Jun 10 Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
Jun 11 Iowa Territory is organized
Jun 12 Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Mass
Jun 12 Iowa Territory forms with Burlington as its capital
Jun 28 Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey, London
Jul 4 Huskar Colliery Mining Disaster in Silkstone England: mining pit floods drown 26 children, leads to 1842 'Mines and Collieries Act' bans women and children working underground
Jul 7 Central American federation is dissolved
Jul 8 Arabs attack Jewish community of Safed
Aug 1 Apprenticeship system abolished in most of the British Empire. Former slaves no longer indentured to former owners.
Aug 18 United States Exploring Expedition headed by Charles Wilkes departs for the Pacific Ocean and Antarctica
Sep 3 Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor
Sep 5 Central Museum opens in Utrecht Netherlands
Sep 10 Hector Berlioz' opera "Benvenuto Cellini" premieres in Paris
Sep 18 Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden
Sep 19 Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake
Sep 24 Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law
Oct 1 Civil Code enforced (- Jan 1, 1992)
Oct 27 Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.
Nov 3 The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce
Nov 5 Honduras declares independence of Central American Federation
Nov 8 Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas" premieres in Paris
Nov 30 Mexico declares war on France
Dec 16 Boers beat Zulu chieftain Dingaan in South Africa
Dec 16 Battle of Blood River: Zulu impis defeated by Voortrekkers in South Africa (Great Trek)
Any news on when digital downloads will be up and running again?