This Day In Mandolin History
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Today on this day in mandolin history, March 31 ...
1896 - Frederick Wahl of Cincinnati, Ohio awarded U.S. Patent #557293 for a custom holder for mandolin picks.
1922 - Howard "Howdy" Forrester, fiddle player for Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys born.
1924 - Lloyd Loar signed labels destined for Gibson Master Model instruments.
1931 - Lloyd Loar awarded U.S. Patent #1798212 for piano design.
2008 - NPR uses A Cubs Fan's Dying Wish with Jethro Burns and Steve Goodman for a baseball season opening feature.
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