This Day in History Class

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From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.

Episode Date
Amistad Rebellion / Patrice Lumumba born - July 2
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A rebellion took place aboard the slave ship Amistad on this day in 1839. / On this day in 1925, Congolese politician, Pan-Africanist, and independence leader Patrice Lumumba was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 02, 2020
Ignaz Semmelweis Born / Ghana declared a republic - July 1
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Ignaz Semmelweis, known as the father of infection control, was born on this day in 1818. / On this day in 1960, Ghana was declared a republic, and Kwame Nkrumah was inaugurated as president. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 01, 2020
First leap second added to UTC - June 30, 1972 
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At 11:59 p.m. and 60 seconds, a leap second was added to Coordinated Universal Time to synchronize clocks with Earth’s decelerating rotation.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 30, 2020
Globe Theatre burned down - June 29, 1613
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On this day in 1613, the Globe Theatre in London, famous for hosting performances of Shakespeare's plays, was destroyed in a fire. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 29, 2020
"The Amos 'n' Andy Show" premiered - June 28, 1951
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On this day in 1951, "The Amos 'n' Andy Show” premiered on CBS TV. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 28, 2020
Joseph Smith assassinated - June 27, 1844
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On this day in 1844, Joseph Smith, the leader of the Latter Day Saint movement, was murdered alongside his brother Hyrum by a mob in Carthage, Illinois. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 27, 2020
Winnipeg general strike ended - June 26, 1919
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The Winnipeg General Strike officially ended when the strike leaders called it off. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 26, 2020
Rainbow flag flown for first time - June 25, 1978
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On this day in 1978, the rainbow flag, made specifically to represent the LGBTQ community, was flown for the first time at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 25, 2020
Siamese Revolution of 1932 - June 24, 1932
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On this day in 1932, Khana Ratsadon, or the People’s Party, overthrew the government of King Rama VII, ending 700 years of absolute monarchy under the kings of Siam. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 24, 2020
Sholes, Glidden, and Soulé awarded typewriter patent - June 23, 1868
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On this day in 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes, Samuel Soulé, and Carlos Glidden were awarded U.S. patent number 79,265 for their typewriter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 23, 2020
Octavia E. Butler born - June 22, 1947
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On this day in 1947, science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 22, 2020
Jean-Paul Sartre born - June 21, 1905
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On this day in 1905, philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 21, 2020
"Jaws" released - June 20, 1975
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On this day in 1975, the film "Jaws" was released in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 20, 2020
Joshua Nkomo born - June 19, 1917
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On this day in 1917, revolutionary and politician Joshua Nkomo was born in Matebeleland in modern-day Zimbabwe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 19, 2020
Canterbury monks observed lunar event - June 18, 1178
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On this day in 1178 (on the Julian calendar), several monks from Canterbury reportedly saw the moon split into two and explode into flames. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 18, 2020
Wairau Incident - June 17, 1843
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On this day in 1843, a clash between British immigrants and Maori known as the Wairau Incident took place on the South Island in New Zealand. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 17, 2020
Abraham Lincoln gave House Divided speech - June 16, 1858
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On this day in 1858, Abraham Lincoln gave his "House Divided" speech in Springfield, Illinois, during his run for U.S. senator. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 16, 2020
László Bíró patented ballpoint pen in Britain - June 15, 1938
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On this day in 1938, Hungarian newspaper editor Laszlo Biro filed a British patent for the ballpoint pen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 15, 2020
Trade Unions Act passed in Canada - June 14, 1872
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On this day in 1872, Parliament passed the Trade Unions Act in Canada, legalizing unions.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 14, 2020
First Pentagon Papers excerpts printed in NY Times - June 13, 1971
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On this day in 1971, the New York Times began publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 13, 2020
Djuna Barnes born - June 12, 1892
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On this day in 1892, writer and illustrator Djuna Barnes was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 12, 2020
Broad Street Riot - June 11, 1837
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On this day in 1837, a riot broke out in Boston when a fire company met an Irish funeral procession. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 11, 2020
African National Congress published Mandela's message - June 10, 1980
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On this day in 1980, the African National Congress published a message that anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela wrote in response to the Soweto Uprising in 1976. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 10, 2020
Donald Duck debuted - June 9, 1934
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On this day in 1934, Disney's character Donald Duck made his debut in the animated short film "The Wise Little Hen." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 09, 2020
Laki eruption began - June 8, 1783
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On this day in 1783 a volcanic fissure in Iceland called Laki began erupting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 08, 2020
Gwendolyn Brooks born - June 7, 1917
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On this day in 1917, poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born. Brooks was the first Black American writer to win a Pulitzer Prize. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 07, 2020
Kamehameha III assumes throne - June 6, 1825
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On this day in 1825, Kamehameha III becomes the third king of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 06, 2020
Pancho Villa born - June 5, 1878
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On this day in 1878, revolutionary leader Pancho Villa was born in Mexico. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 05, 2020
Emily Davison trampled - June 4, 1913
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On this day in 1913, suffragette Emily Davison was trampled by a horse at the Epsom Derby. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 04, 2020
Memphis Minnie born - June 3, 1897
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On this day in 1897, blues singer and guitarist Memphis Minnie was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 03, 2020
Surveyor 1 landed on moon - June 2, 1966
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On this day in 1966, NASA's lunar lander Surveyor 1 landed on the moon, marking the first time an American space probe made a successful soft-landing on the lunar surface. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 02, 2020
Heimlich Maneuver published - June 1, 1974
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On this day in 1974, the Heimlich Maneuver was unveiled in an article in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 01, 2020
Roman catacombs rediscovered - May 31, 1578
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On this day in 1578, the Roman catacombs were rediscovered by accident. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 31, 2020
Republic of Biafra established - May 30, 1967
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On this day in 1967, the Republic of Biafra declared its independence from Nigeria. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 30, 2020
Fall of Constantinople - May 29, 1453
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On this day in 1453, Constantinople was captured by the Ottoman Empire, marking the end of the Byzantine Empire. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 29, 2020
Eliza Ann Gardner born - May 28, 1831
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On this day in 1831, abolitionist and religious leader Eliza Ann Gardner was born in New York. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 28, 2020
Chrysler Building completed - May 27, 1930
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On this day in 1930, the Chrysler Building in Manhattan was completed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 27, 2020
Introducing Fierce: Stories of Women Who Changed the World
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Introducing Fierce, a new podcast from iHeartRadio and Tribeca Studios about the extraordinary women who never made it into our history books and the modern women carrying on their legacies today.  Listen to these cinematic stories paired with invaluable conversations that will ensure these women’s names are on the tips of our tongues as we look towards the future—from the first woman who used poetry to escape slavery, to the greatest pirate in all of history, to the reporter who turned food writing into an artform, and so many more.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 26, 2020
"Dracula" published - May 26, 1897
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On this day in 1897, the novel "Dracula" was published. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 26, 2020
Rosario Castellanos born - May 25, 1925
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On this day in 1925, Mexican writer Rosario Castellanos was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 25, 2020
Leon Trotsky assassination attempt - May 24, 1940
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On this day in 1940, a group of Stalinist agents attempted to assassinate Leon Trotsky. Less than three months later, another Stalinist agent killed Trotsky. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 24, 2020
Seventeen Point Agreement signed - May 23, 1951
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On this day in 1951, Tibet signed the Seventeen Point Agreement, which affirmed China's sovereignty over Tibet. There is controversy over the validity of the document and China's adherence to it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 23, 2020
Lassen Peak erupted - May 22, 1915
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On this day in 1915, an explosive eruption of Lassen Peak in northern California devastated the areas around the volcano. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 22, 2020
Great Atlanta Fire - May 21, 1917
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On this day in 1917, a fire tore through the city of Atlanta, displacing around 10,000 people and destroying nearly 2,000 buildings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 21, 2020
Cuba gained independence from U.S. - May 20, 1902
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On this day in 1902, Cuba gained independence from the U.S. after years of U.S. military occupation following the Spanish-American War. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 20, 2020
New England's Dark Day - May 19, 1780
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On this day in 1780, the sky in New England and parts of Canada turned unusually dark in an event remembered as the "Dark Day." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 19, 2020
Jackie Cochran broke sound barrier - May 18, 1953
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On this day in 1953, aviator Jackie Cochran became the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 18, 2020
Ground broke on CERN lab - May 17, 1954
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On this day in 1954, groundwork began on the CERN site at Meyrin in Geneva, Switzerland. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 17, 2020
May 16 Notification issued - May 16, 1966
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On this day in 1966, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issued the May 16 Notification, marking the start of the Cultural Revolution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 16, 2020
Maria Reiche born - May 15, 1903
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On this day in 1903, mathematician and archaeologist Maria Reiche was born. Throughout her life, Reiche was dedicated to studying the Nazca Lines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 15, 2020
Last witchcraft trial in U.S. - May 14, 1878
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On this day in 1878, a suit was brought against Daniel Spofford in Salem, Massachusetts, for allegedly practicing mesmerism on Lucretia Brown. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 14, 2020
Great Comet of 1861 discovered - May 13, 1861
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On this day in 1861, Australian amateur astronomer John Tebbutt first observed the Great Comet of 1861. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 13, 2020
Konrad Zuse unveils Z3 - May 12, 1941
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On this day in 1941, civil engineer and inventor Konrad Zuse, who worked in Nazi Germany, unviled the first full functional, programmable computer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 12, 2020
William Grant Still born - May 11, 1895
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On this day in 1895, composer William Grant Still was born in Mississippi. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 11, 2020
Charleston Riot of 1919 - May 10, 1919
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On this day in 1919, a riot began when white sailors began attacking Black people in Charleston, South Carolina. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 10, 2020
Thomas Blood attempted Crown Jewels theft - May 9, 1617
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On this day in 1671, Thomas Blood attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 09, 2020
Buddhist crisis began - May 8, 1963
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On this day in 1963, South Vietnamese soldiers and security forces fired into a crowd of unarmed Buddhist protesters, marking the start of the Buddhist crisis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 08, 2020
Cult of the Supreme Being established - May 7, 1794
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On this day in 1794, the Cult of the Supreme Being -- a cult established by Maximilien Robespierre -- was authorized by a decree of the National Convention. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 07, 2020
Chinese Exclusion Act signed - May 6, 1882
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On this day in 1882, U.S. President Chester A. Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which banned the immigration of Chinese laborers for 10 years, though Congress later extended it. Listen to the episode on the Rock Springs Massacre here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-this-day-in-history-class-29520957/episode/rock-springs-massacre-september-2-48682206/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 06, 2020
Stratton brothers trial began - May 5, 1905
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On this day in 1905, the Stratton brothers' trial began in England. It was the first recorded murder trial in England to use fingerprints as evidence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 05, 2020
Haymarket affair - May 4, 1886
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On this day in 1886, a bomb set off at a peaceful labor protest in Chicago triggered a riot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 04, 2020
Edo period ended - May 3, 1868
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On this day in 1868, the Edo period in Japan ended, and the Meiji Restoration began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 03, 2020
First ascent of Shishapangma - May 2, 1964
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On this day in 1964, a group of Chinese climbers summited Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 02, 2020
"Species Plantarum" published - May 1, 1753
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Though it was officially published weeks later in two volumes, Carl Linnaeus's "Species Plantarum" was given the day of issue of May 1, 1753. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 01, 2020
Introducing: Here's Something Good
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Each day we aspire to bring you the good news. Because there is good happening in the world, every day, everywhere — we just need to look for it and share it. Here’s Something Good is a short daily podcast that offers inspiring stories, helpful tips and shared experiences to motivate and inspire you every day. We’re letting you in on the best advice we’ve gotten, the news that’s brightening our day, and practical insights from experts and leaders you know and some that you may not, including ordinary people making an extraordinary difference. Here’s Something Good comes to you Monday through Friday — it’s a great way to start your day on the positive side of life.  Here’s Something Good is a production of the Seneca Women Podcast Network and iHeartRadio, with support from Founding Partner P&G and Bank of America. For more information on Seneca Women, visit our website senecawomen.com and download the Seneca Women app free in the App Store. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 30, 2020
K-19 commissioned - April 30, 1961
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On this day in 1961, the Soviet Union commissioned the K-19, a ballistic missile equipped nuclear submarine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 30, 2020
Los Angeles Riots began - April 29, 1992
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On this day in 1992, riots erupted in Los Angeles in response to the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 29, 2020
Mutiny on the Bounty - April 28, 1789
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On this day in 1789, acting lieutenant Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Captain William Bligh on the HMS Bounty. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 28, 2020
Jessie Redmon Fauset born - April 27, 1882
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On this day in 1882, writer and literary editor Jessie Redmon Fauset was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 27, 2020
Shapley-Curtis debate - April 26, 1920
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On this day in 1920, astronomers Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis presented their opposing points about the scale of the universe in an event sometimes called “The Great Debate.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 26, 2020
Ella Fitzgerald born - April 25, 1917
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On this day in 1917, American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 25, 2020
Armenian Genocide began - April 24, 1914
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This day in 1914 is widely considered the beginning of the Armenian genocide, though Armenian massacres had occurred previously. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 24, 2020
Bavarian beer purity law issued - April 23, 1516
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On this day in 1516, the Reinheitsgebot, a Bavarian beer purity law, was adopted. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 23, 2020
Chlorine gas released at Second Battle of Ypres - April 22, 1915
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On this day in 1915, Germany released chlorine gas during the Second Battle of Ypres, markin the first effective use of poison gas on the Western Front. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 22, 2020
Daily Mail published 'surgeon's photograph' - April 21, 1934
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On this day in 1934, the Daily Mail published a photo of what was allegedly the Loch Ness Monster. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 21, 2020
League of Nations dissolved - April 20, 1946
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On this day in 1946, the League of Nations was dissolved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 20, 2020
Pratt Street Riot - April 19, 1861
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On this day in 1861, a riot broke out in Baltimore, Maryland, between Confederate sympathizers and state militia regiments on their way to Washington, D.C. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 19, 2020
Zimbabwe gained independence - April 18, 1980
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On this day in 1980, the colony of Southern Rhodesia gained independence from Britain and became Zimbabwe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 18, 2020
Peak District became UK's first national park - April 17, 1951
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On this day in 1951, Peak District National Park was established. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 17, 2020
First passenger rail service in India opened - April 16, 1853
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On this day in 1853, the Great Indian Peninsula Railway opened the first commercial passenger train service in India. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 16, 2020
Apollo 13 reached farthest distance from Earth - April 15, 1970
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On this day in 1970, the crew of Apollo 13 set a world record when they reached the farthest distance humans have ever been from Earth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 15, 2020
Bussa's Rebellion - April 14, 1816
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On this day in 1816, the largest slave uprising in Barbados began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 14, 2020
CIA authorizes MK-Ultra - April 13, 1953
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On this day in 1953, the CIA authorized the launch of the mind control program known as Project MKUltra. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 13, 2020
First animal patented in the U.S. - April 12, 1988
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On this day in 1988, the OncoMouse was patented in the U.S. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 12, 2020
Percy Lavon Julian born - April 11, 1899
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On this day in 1899, chemist Percy Lavon Julian was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 11, 2020
Mount Tambora eruption peaked - April 10, 1815
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On this day in 1815, Mount Tambora produced one of the largest and deadliest eruptions in recorded history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 10, 2020
African Methodist Episcopal Church founded - April 9, 1816
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On this day in 1816, the African Methodist Episcopal Church was formed when Richard Allen and Daniel Coker called Black Methodists to meet in Philadelphia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 09, 2020
Helen Joseph born - April 8, 1905
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On this day in 1905, anti-apartheid activist Helen Joseph was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 08, 2020
Tito proclaimed Yugoslav president for life - April 7, 1963
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On this day in 1963, Tito was proclaimed president for life of the newly renamed Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 07, 2020
Leonora Carrington born - April 6, 1917
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On this day in 1917, artist and writer Leonora Carrington was born in England. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 06, 2020
Ripple Rock explosion - April 5, 1958
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On this day in 1958, the peaks of an underwater mountain called Ripple Rock were destroyed in an explosion, so they would no longer pose a hazard to passing ships. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 05, 2020
Margaret Oliphant born - April 4, 1828
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On this day in 1828, Scottish writer Margaret Oliphant was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 04, 2020
Jeju Uprising began - April 3, 1948
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On this day in 1948, leftists launched an uprising on Jeju Island in South Korea. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 03, 2020
Bombing of Naco - April 2, 1929
357
On this day in 1929, Irish mercenary Patrick Murphy unintentionally dropped two bombs over the border town of Naco, Arizona. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 02, 2020
Wangari Maathai born - April 1, 1940
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On this day in 1940, environmental and political activist Wangari Maathai was born in Kenya. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 01, 2020
Jack Johnson born - March 31, 1878
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On this day in 1878, heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 31, 2020
Meter defined - March 30, 1791
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On this day in 1791, the French National Assembly accepted a proposal by the French Academy of Sciences to define the meter.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 30, 2020
Malagasy Uprising began - March 29, 1947
420
On this day in 1947, Malagasy nationalists launched an uprising against the French colonial government in Madagascar. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 29, 2020
Three Mile Island accident - March 28, 1979
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On this day in 1979, a failure in a reactor at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station led to a partial meltdown. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 28, 2020
Good Friday earthquake - March 27, 1964
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On this day in 1964, a 9.2 magnitude earthquake hit Alaska. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 27, 2020
Elsa Brändström born - March 26, 1888
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On this day in 1888, Swedish nurse Elsa Brändström was born in St. Petersburg. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 26, 2020
Saturn's moon Titan discovered - March 25, 1655
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On this day in 1655, Christiaan Huygens first observed Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 25, 2020
Exxon Valdez oil spill - March 24, 1989
377
On this day in 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez dumped 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 24, 2020
Walter Rodney born - March 23, 1942
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On this day in 1942, historian and activist Walter Rodney was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 23, 2020
Anne Hutchinson excommunicated - March 22, 1638
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Anney and Samantha from the podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You stop by the show to talk about religious rebel Anne Hutchinson, who was excommunicated on this day in 1638. Find them on Twitter @MomStuffPodcast, and Facebook and Instagram @StuffMomNeverToldYou. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 22, 2020
West Bank epidemic began - March 21, 1983
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On this day in 1983, students in Arrabah in West Bank began getting symptoms of an unidentified illness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 21, 2020
Virginia Sterilization Act of 1924 approved - March 20, 1924
453
On this day in 1924, the Virginia Sterilization Act, allowing the sterilization of people in state institutions, was approved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2020
Sagrada Família construction began - March 19, 1882
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On this day in 1882, the cornerstone of the Sagrada Família was laid. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 19, 2020
First spacewalk - March 18, 1965
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On this day in 1965, cosmonaut Alexey Leonov completed the first spacewalk. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 18, 2020
Phone call in Dugway Sheep Incident - March 17, 1968
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On this day in 1968, the chief of the ecology and epidemiology branch of Dugway Proving Ground got a call saying thousands of sheep were found dead in the Skull Valley area of Utah. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 17, 2020
Gustav III shot - March 16, 1792
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On this day in 1792, Gustav III of Sweden was shot by a conspirator. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 16, 2020
Ogaden War ended - March 15, 1978
364
On this day in 1978, the last of significant unit of Somali troops withdrew from Ogaden. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 15, 2020
Gold Standard Act signed - March 14, 1900
369
On this day in 1900, the Gold Standard Act went into effect, making gold the sole standard for redeeming paper money. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 14, 2020
Fall of Nojpetén - March 13, 1697
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On this day in 1697, the Mayan city of Nojpetén fell to Spanish troops. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 13, 2020
Girl Scouts founded - March 12, 1912
385
On this day in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 12, 2020
First case of Spanish flu reported in U.S. - March 11, 1918
373
On this day in 1918, the first case of the Spanish flu was reported in the U.S. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 11, 2020
Courrières mine disaster - March 10, 1906
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On this day in 1906, an explosion and fire in a French mine killed 1,099 people, making it one of the deadliest mining disasters in history.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 10, 2020
Battle of Columbus - March 9, 1916
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On this day in 1916, the Battle of Columbus began as a raid that Pancho Villa led on the border town of Columbus, New Mexico. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 09, 2020
Suez Canal reopened - March 8, 1957
372
On this day in 1957, the Suez Canal was reopened after being closed for several months during the Suez Crisis.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 08, 2020
7th March Speech of Bangabandhu - March 7, 1971
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On this day in 1971, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave a speech in Dhaka encouraging people to prepare for a war for independence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 07, 2020
Dmitri Mendeleev presented periodic table - March 6, 1869
368
On this day in 1869, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev presented his periodic table. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 06, 2020
Nikola Tesla ball lightning explanation - March 5, 1904
316
On this day in 1904, Nikola Tesla attempted to explain ball lightning in the publication Electrical World and Engineer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 05, 2020
Miriam Makeba born - Mar. 4, 1932
347
Singer, actor, and activist Miriam Makeba was born in South Africa. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 04, 2020
Americans find oil in Saudi Arabia - Mar. 3, 1938
367
A group of American oil prospectors discovered a commercially viable source of petroleum near Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 03, 2020
First test flight of the Concorde - Mar. 2, 1969
374
The supersonic airliner known as the Concorde took its first test flight on this day in 1969. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 02, 2020
First U.S. census - Mar. 1, 1790
358
On this day in 1790, the first U.S. census was authorized by Congress. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 01, 2020
Hattie McDaniel became first Black actor to win Oscar - Feb. 29, 1940
365
On this day in 1940, Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award for her role as Mammy in "Gone With the Wind." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 29, 2020
Olof Palme assassinated - Feb. 28, 1986
369
On this day in 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 28, 2020
Wounded Knee Incident began - Feb. 27, 1973
373
On this day in 1973, a group of Oglala Lakota and members of the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 27, 2020
General public first saw Kinemacolor - Feb. 26, 1909
355
On this day in 1909, Kinemacolor was first screen to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 26, 2020
Corazon Aquino became president of Philippines - Feb. 25, 1986
417
On this day in 1986, Corazon Aquino became president of the Philippines, making her the first woman to hold the office.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 25, 2020
Rebecca Lee Crumpler passed final oral exams - Feb. 24, 1864
382
On this day in 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler passed her final oral exams at the New England Female Medical College, becoming the first Black woman in the U.S. to earned an M.D. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 24, 2020
Deportation of the Chechens and Ingush began - Feb. 23, 1944
398
On this day in 1944, the Stalinist regime began deporting the Chechens and Ingush into remote areas of the Soviet Union. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 23, 2020
Zitkála-Šá born - Feb. 22, 1876
462
On this day in 1876, Native American writer and activist Zitkála-Šá was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 22, 2020
Nina Simone born - February 21, 1933
479
On this day in 1933, singer and musician Nina Simone was born in North Carolina.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 21, 2020
Angelina Grimké born - February 20, 1805
441
On this day in 1805, American abolitionist and women's rights advocate Angelina Grimké was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 20, 2020
'The Feminine Mystique' published - Feb. 19, 1963
378
On this day in 1963, "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan was published.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 19, 2020
Audre Lorde born - Feb. 18, 1934
362
On this day in 1934, writer, activist, and feminist Audre Lorde was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 18, 2020
Weenen massacre - Feb. 17, 1838
347
On this day in 1838, Zulus killed Voortrekkers in the Weenen massacre. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 17, 2020
First synthetic diamonds made - February 16, 1953
398
On this day in 1953, the Swedish company ASEA created synthetic diamonds. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 16, 2020
Distant Early Warning Line legislation signed - February 15, 1954
362
On this day in 1954, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation approving the Distant Early Warning Line, a network of radar stations built to detect Soviet bombers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 15, 2020
Asbestos strike began - February 14, 1949
402
On this day in 1949, miners in Quebec led a strike for better working conditions and wages. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 14, 2020
Sarojini Naidu born - February 13, 1879
370
On this day in 1879, Indian poet and activist Sarojini Naidu was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 13, 2020
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn arrested - February 12, 1974
424
On this day in 1974, Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was arrested and charged with treason. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 12, 2020
BBC broadcasts first sci-fi program - February 11, 1938
307
On this day in 1938, the BBC broadcast the first known science fiction television program, "R.U.R." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 11, 2020
Deep Blue won first chess game against world champion - February 10, 1996
392
On this day in 1996, the IBM computer Deep Blue won its first game against a world chess champion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 10, 2020
Carmen Miranda born - February 9, 1909
393
On this day in 1909, singer, actress, and dancer Carmen Miranda was born in Portugal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 09, 2020
Leo Baekeland announced Bakelite - February 8, 1909
362
On this day in 1909, Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced his invention of Bakelite to the public. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 08, 2020
Bonfire of the Vanities - February 7, 1497
397
On this day in 1497, followers of the Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola burned objects thought to incite sin in an event known as the Bonfire of the Vanities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 07, 2020
Organized immigration of free Black people from U.S. to Africa - February 6, 1820
368
On this day in 1820, the American Colonization Society organized a migration of freed enslaved people from the United States to Africa.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 06, 2020
Tybee Bomb lost - February 5, 1958
314
On this day in 1958, the U.S. Air Force lost a nuclear bomb in the waters near Tybee Island, off the coast of Georgia.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 05, 2020
M62 coach bombing - February 4, 1964
334
On this day in 1974, twelve people were killed in a bombing on the M62 motorway in northern England.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 04, 2020
Batepá massacre - February 3, 1953
405
On this day in 1953, Portuguese landowners and colonial officials killed hundreds of forros in São Tomé.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 03, 2020
James Joyce's 'Ulysses' published - February 2, 1922
383
On this day in 1922, “Ulysses," a novel by Irish writer James Joyce, was first published in its entirety.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 02, 2020
Langston Hughes born - February 1, 1902
393
On this day in 1902, poet Langston Hughes was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 01, 2020
Renia Spiegel's first diary entry - January 31, 1939
403
On this day in 1939, Jewish Polish teenager Renia Spiegel wrote the first entry in her diary.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 31, 2020
Revenge of the 47 Ronin - January 30, 1703
445
On this day in 1703, a group of ronin, or samurai without a master, avenged the death of their master by killing Kira Yoshinaka.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 30, 2020
Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' first published - January 29, 1845
361
On this day in 1845, Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem "The Raven" was first published.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 29, 2020
Panama City destroyed by fire - January 28, 1671
339
On this day in 1671, Panama City was destroyed by fire after Henry Morgan and a gang of buccaneers sacked the city.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 28, 2020
Arne Næss born - January 27, 1912
402
On this day in 1912, Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 27, 2020
Rum Rebellion began - January 26, 1808
436
On this day in 1808, William Bligh, the Governor of New South Wales, was deposed by a military coup.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 26, 2020
First Winter Olympics - January 25, 1924
415
On this day in 1924, the first ever Winter Olympic Games began in Chamonix, France.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 25, 2020
Krueger introduced canned beer - January 24, 1935
461
On this day in 1935, Krueger Brewing Company introduced canned beer.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 24, 2020
Shaanxi earthquake - January 23, 1556
348
On this day in 1556, the deadliest earthquake in recorded history hit Shaanxi province in China.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 23, 2020
Apple Macintosh "1984" ad - January 22, 1984
372
On this day in 1984, a "1984"-inspired ad introducing the Apple Macintosh played during the Super Bowl. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 22, 2020
Sophia Jex-Blake born - January 21, 1840
448
On this day in 1840, Sophia Jex-Blake, the first female doctor to practice in Scotland, was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 21, 2020
Battle of Yungay - January 20, 1839
373
On this day in 1839, the Battle of Yungay, the decisive battle of the War of the Confederation between Chile and the Peruvian-Bolivian Confederation, took place. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 20, 2020
Iva Toguri D'Aquino pardoned - January 19, 1977
449
On this day in 1977, U.S. President Gerald Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D'Aquino, also known as Tokyo Rose.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 19, 2020
Jim Thorpe's medals restored - January 18, 1983
346
On this day in 1983, Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals were returned to his children, 70 years after they were stripped from him.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 18, 2020
First recorded C section in the U.S. - January 17, 1794
370
On this day in 1794, Elizabeth Bennett underwent the first recorded successful C section in the U.S.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 17, 2020
Saint Marcellus's Flood - January 16, 1362
408
On this day in 1362, Saint Marcellus’ flood, also known as Grote Mandrenke, hit the British Isles, the Netherlands, northern Germany, and Denmark Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 16, 2020
Sofya Kovalevskaya born - January 15, 1850
371
On this day in 1850, Russian mathematician Sofya Kovalevskaya was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 15, 2020
"The Bell Jar" published - January 14, 1963
337
On this day in 1963, "The Bell Jar," the only novel poet Sylvia Plath wrote, was first published.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 14, 2020
Tompkins Square Park riot - January 13, 1874
353
On this day in 1874, a riot started in Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan after police overran a demonstration of thousands of unemployed people.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 13, 2020
Zanzibar Revolution - January 12, 1964
393
On this day in 1964, a group of insurgents overthrew the government of the sultan of Zanzibar.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 12, 2020
British invade Zululand - January 11, 1879
380
On this day in 1879, the Anglo-War began when the British invaded Zululand.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 11, 2020
"Metropolis" released - January 10, 1927
385
On this day in 1927, the silent science-fiction film "Metropolis" premiered in Berlin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 10, 2020
Discovery of first confirmed exoplanets announced - January 9, 1992
403
On this day in 1992, the discovery of two exoplanets was announced in the journal Nature. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 09, 2020
German Coast Uprising began - January 8, 1811
396
On this day in 1811, the German Coast Uprising, a slave revolt in modern-day Louisiana, began.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 08, 2020
Khmer Rouge overthrown - January 7, 1979
489
On this day in 1979, Vietnamese troops occupied Phnom Penh and overthrew Pol Pot's regime.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 07, 2020
Alfred Wegener presented hypothesis of continental drift - January 6, 1912
382
On this day in 1912, German geophysicist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener first presented his hypothesis on continental drift in a public lecture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 06, 2020
Elizabeth Cotten born - January 5, 1893
334
On this day in 1893, blues and folk musician Elizabeth Cotten was born near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 05, 2020
Louis Braille born - January 4, 1809
387
On this day in 1809, French educator Louis Braille, namesake of the Braille reading and writing system, was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 04, 2020
Joseph Jenkins Roberts became first president of Liberia - January 3, 1848
435
On this day in 1848, Black American merchant Joseph Jenkins Roberts was sworn in as the first president of Liberia.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 03, 2020
Duquesne Spy Ring sentenced - January 2, 1942
397
On this day in 1942, thirty-three members of a Nazi spy ring headed by Frederick Joubert Duquesne were sentenced to serve time in prison. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 02, 2020
Frankenstein published - January 1, 1818
385
On this day in 1818, Mary Shelley's debut novel, "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus," was first published.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 01, 2020
Last Year's Lesson: Theodosia Burr Alston Disappeared - Dec. 31, 1812
425
The ship carrying Theodosia Burr Alston disappeared on this day in 1812. There's more to the story in the October 17, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 31, 2019
Hulan Jack sworn in as Manhattan borough president - December 31, 1953
443
On this day in 1953, Democrat, Tammany Hall operative, and civil rights advocate Hulan Jack was sworn in as the borough president of Manhattan.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 31, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Iroquois Theater Fire - Dec. 30, 1903
442
The Iroquois Theater in Chicago burned on this day in 1903. There's more detail in the December 8, 2014 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 30, 2019
Edwin Hubble announced existence of other galaxies - December 30, 1924
386
On this day in 1924, Edwin Hubble published his observations on the existence of other galaxies for review at an upcoming meeting of the American Astronomical Society.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 30, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Wounded Knee Massacre - Dec. 29, 1890
437
A group of Lakota Sioux were surrounded and a tragic firefight erupted on this day in 1890. There's more detail in the August 10, 2009 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 29, 2019
Guatemalan Civil War ended - December 29, 1996
452
On this day in 1996, the Guatemalan Civil War ended when the Guatemalan president and the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity signed peace accords.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 29, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: First Paid Public Screening of Lumière Brothers Films - Dec. 28, 1895
433
Auguste and Louis Lumière charged 1 franc admission to see several of their films on this day in 1895. There's more detail in the November 27 and 29, 2017 episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 28, 2019
Earl Hines born - December 28, 1903
379
On this day in 1903, jazz musician Earl Hines, considered by many to be the father of modern jazz piano, was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 28, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Carry Nation Smashed the Bar at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, KS - Dec. 27, 1900
441
Carry Nation destroyed the Carey Hotel's bar as a Temperance protest on this day in 1900. There's more detail in the July 24 and 26, 2017 episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 27, 2019
Laws of Burgos instituted - December 27, 1512
407
On this day in 1512, the Laws of Burgos, a set of laws regulating the relationship between Spaniards and indigenous people in the Americas, were promulgated in Burgos, Crown of Castile.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 27, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: First Kwanzaa Celebrated - Dec. 26, 1966
412
The pan-African holiday Kwanzaa, created by Maulana Karenga, was celebrated for the first time beginning this day in 1966.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 26, 2019
Mary Somerville born - December 26, 1867
462
On this day in 1867, Scottish mathematician and scientist Mary Somerville was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 26, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Halley's Comet Returned as Predicted - Dec. 25, 1758
420
The comet that Edmond Halley had calculated to return appeared as in the night sky as predicted on this day in 1758. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 25, 2019
Baptist War began - December 25, 1831
387
On this day in 1831, the Baptist War, also known as the Christmas Rebellion, began in Jamaica.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 25, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Silent Night' performed for the first time - Dec. 24, 1818
382
Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber performed "Stille Nacht" for the first time at a Christmas Eve mass in Austria on this day in 1818.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 24, 2019
Eggnog Riot - December 24, 1826
395
On this day in 1826, rowdy cadets at West Point incited a drunken riot known as the Eggnog Riot. Learn more about the incident in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 24, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: First successful living-donor kidney transplantation - Dec. 23, 1954
417
Richard Herrick received a kidney from his twin brother on this day in 1954.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 23, 2019
Andes Flight Disaster survivors rescued - December 23, 1972
373
On this day in 1972, survivors who were stranded in the Andes Mountains after their flight crashed were rescued.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 23, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Alfred Dreyfus Convicted - December 22, 1894
450
Alfred Dreyfus was wrongfully convicted of selling military secrets to Germany on this day in 1894. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 22, 2019
Itō Hirobumi became first prime minister of Japan - December 22, 1885
369
On this day in 1885, Itō Hirobumi became the first prime minister of Japan.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 22, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Pan Am Flight 103 Bombed - Dec. 21, 1988
388
A bomb exploded aboard Pan Am Flight 103 on this day in 1988. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 21, 2019
Fredonian Rebellion - December 21, 1826
496
On this day in 1826, rebels in the Republic of Fredonia signed their Declaration of Independence from Mexico.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 21, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: South Carolina Seceded - Dec. 20, 1860
402
South Carolina seceded from the Union on this day in 1860. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 20, 2019
Doña Paz ferry disaster - December 20, 1987
365
On this day in 1987, a passenger ferry called Doña Paz collided with an oil tanker, causing the death of more than 4,000 people. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 20, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: "A Christmas Carol" Published - Dec. 19, 1843
385
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published for the first time on this day in 1843. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 19, 2019
First Indochina War began - December 19, 1946
386
On this day in 1946, the First Indochina War began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 19, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Piltdown Man's "Discovery" Announced - Dec. 18, 1912
440
The "discovery" of the Piltdown Man was announced on this day in 1912. There's more to the story in the December 26, 2016 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 18, 2019
The Nutcracker premiered - December 18, 1892
367
On this day in 1892, the Tchaikovsky composed ballet, The Nutcracker, premiered in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 18, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Saturnalia - Dec. 17
373
The observance of Saturnalia begins on December 17, although we don't know precisely which year the first Saturnalia was observed. There's more detail in the December 23, 2009 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 17, 2019
Aztec Sun Stone rediscovered - December 17, 1790
333
On this day in 1790, the Aztec sun stone, a circular stone marked by carvings of calendar signs and images related to the Aztec creation myth, was rediscovered in Mexico City.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 17, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Boston Tea Party - Dec. 16, 1773
440
American colonists in Boston protested British rule with the Boston Tea Party incident on this day in 1773. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 16, 2019
An Lushan Rebellion began - December 16, 755
420
On this day in 755, Chinese General An Lushan proclaimed himself emperor, marking the beginning of the An Lushan Rebellion against the Tang dynasty. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 16, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Sitting Bull Killed - Dec. 15, 1890
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Sitting Bull, the Hunkpapa Lakota leader and seminal Native American figure, was killed at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on this day in 1890. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 15, 2019
Emilio Jacinto born - December 15, 1875
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Filipino revolutionary Emilio Jacinto was born on this day in 1875.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 15, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Roald Amundsen Reaches the South Pole - Dec. 14, 1911
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Roald Amundsen and his expedition became the first people to reach the South Pole, beating Robert Falcon Scott's expedition, on this day in 1911. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 14, 2019
Patent issued for first interactive electronic game - December 14, 1948
327
On this day in 1948, two engineers from DuMont Laboratories received a patent for their cathode-ray tube amusement device.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 14, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Ibn Battuta Completes His Travelogue - Dec. 13, 1355
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Ibn Battuta, one of the most accomplished travelers of the medieval Islamic world, completed his travelogue known as the Rihla, or Journey, on this day in 1355. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 13, 2019
Ella baker born - December 13, 1903
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On this day, Ella Baker - an organizer in the Civil Rights Movement who worked with the NAACP, SNCC, and SCLC - was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 13, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Oaks Colliery Explosion - Dec. 12, 1866
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The Oaks Colliery exploded on this day in 1866. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 12, 2019
Dr. George F. Grant received patent for golf tee - December 12, 1899
340
On this day in 1899, Dr. George F. Grant, a dentist, received the first ever patent for a golf tee.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 12, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Louis XVI Indicted for Treason - Dec. 11, 1792
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Louis XVI was indicted for treason on this day in 1792. There's more detail in the November 19, 2008 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 12, 2019
Lufthansa heist - December 11, 1978
350
On this day in 1978, a group of robbers affiliated with organized crime stole around $6 million in cash and jewelry from the JFK International Airport in New York.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 11, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: 300 Million Yen Robbery - Dec. 10, 1968
393
Japan's 300 Million Yen Robbery took place on this day in 1968 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 10, 2019
Brown Dog Riots peaked - December 10, 1907
402
On this day in 1907, riots incited by pro-vivisection medical students in London peaked. The conflict centered around the vivisection of a brown dog, its resulting death, and a memorial erected in its honor.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 10, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Cretan Autonomous State Established - Dec. 9, 1898
393
The Cretan Autonomous State was established on this day in 1898 under the Julian calendar. By the Gregorian calendar, it was December 21. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 09, 2019
Smallpox eradication certified - December 9, 1979
438
On this day in 1979, members of the Global Commission for the Certification of Smallpox Eradication signed a statement that declared that smallpox had been eradicated worldwide. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 09, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Christina of Sweden born - Dec. 8, 1626
399
Christina of Sweden was born on this day in 1626. In the new-style calendar, she was born Dec. 18. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 08, 2019
Camille Claudel born - December 8, 1864
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On this day, French sculptor Camille Claudel was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 08, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Pearl Harbor Attack - Dec. 7, 1941
402
Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on this day in 1941, bringing the United States into World War II. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 07, 2019
Instant replay debuted - December 7, 1963
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On this day in 1963, instant replay debuted in the CBS broadcast of the Army-Navy college football game in Philadelphia.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 07, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Halifax Disaster - Dec. 6, 1917
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The Halifax Disaster occurred on this day in 1917. There's more on the tragedy in the December 19, 2011 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 06, 2019
Nefertiti bust unearthed - December 6, 1912
357
On this day in 1912, the now-iconic bust of Nefertiti was unearthed in Egypt.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 06, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Mary Celeste Spotted Adrift - Dec. 5, 1872
363
The Mary Celeste was spotted adrift on this day in 1872. You can learn more in the January 24, 2013 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 05, 2019
Great Smog of London - December 5, 1952
367
On this day in 1952, a toxic smog that killed thousands of people descended on London. Click here to learn more about the incident in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class called "The Great London Smog."  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 05, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Rainer Maria Rilke Born - Dec. 4, 1875
420
Rainer Maria Rilke was born on this day in 1875. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 04, 2019
Edith Cavell born - December 4, 1865
362
On this day in 1865, Edith Cavell - a nurse who helped Allied soldiers escape Belgium during World War I - was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 04, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Kapenguria Six Trial Began - Dec. 3, 1952
409
The trial of the Kapenguria Six began on this day in 1952. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 03, 2019
Battle of the Eureka Stockade - December 3, 1854
367
On this day in 1854, miners seeking reforms in Victoria, Australia, rebelled against colonial authorities.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 03, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Monroe Doctrine - Dec. 2, 1823
367
The Monroe Doctrine was articulated in an address to Congress on this day in 1823. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 02, 2019
Bhopal disaster - December 2, 1984
411
On this day in 1984, a leak in a storage tank at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, triggered one of the worst industrial disasters in the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 02, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Rosa Parks Refused to Give Up Her Seat - Dec. 1, 1955
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Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus on this day in 1955. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 01, 2019
Christine Jorgensen's gender confirmation surgery announced - December 1, 1952
344
On this day in 1952, the New York Daily News announced Christine Jorgensen's gender confirmation surgery.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 01, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Elizabeth I Delivered Golden Speech - Nov. 30, 1601
420
Elizabeth I delivered her "Golden Speech" on this day in 1601. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 30, 2019
Sylacauga meteorite hit woman - November 30, 1954
334
On this day in 1954, a meteorite hit and bruised a woman in Alabama. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 30, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Zong Massacre - Nov. 29, 1781
405
The Zong Massacre began on this day in 1781. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 29, 2019
Whitman Massacre - November 29, 1847
366
On this day in 1847, a group of Cayuse tribespeople killed 13 people at the Whitman Mission, as they believed that physician and religious leader Marcus Whitman was deliberately spreading measles.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 29, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Anne Bonny and Mary Read Convicted - November 28, 1720
391
Anne Bonny and Mary Read were convicted of piracy on this day in 1720. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 28, 2019
First pulsar detected - November 28, 1967
385
On this day in 1967, astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell became the first person to detect a radio pulsar. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 28, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: George Moscone and Harvey Milk Assassinated - Nov. 27, 1978
400
George Moscone and Harvey Milk were assassinated on this day in 1978. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 27, 2019
Berners Street Hoax - November 27, 1810
337
On this day in 1810, Theodore Hook the sent a multitude of goods and service providers to the home of Mrs. Tottenham at 54 Berners Street in London as a prank.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 27, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Archaeologists Entered King Tut's Tomb - Nov. 26, 1922
391
Archaeologists entered the tomb of King Tutankhamun on this day in 1922. There's more to the story in the September 15, 2010 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 26, 2019
Southern Television broadcast interruption - November 26, 1977
327
On this day in 1977, a Southern Television news broadcast was interrupted by a cryptic voice claiming to be an alien and advocating for peace on Earth.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 26, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Mirabal Sisters Assassinated - Nov. 25, 1960
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Mirabal Sisters Assassinated - Nov. 25, 1960The Mirabal Sisters were assassinated in the Dominican Republic on this day in 1960. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 25, 2019
First U.S. patent for whole-body X-ray scanner - November 25, 1975
345
On this day in 1975, Robert S. Ledley was awarded the first U.S. patent for a whole-body X-ray scanner.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 25, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: D.B. Cooper Disappeared with Ransom Money - Nov. 24, 1971
394
A man known as D.B. Cooper parachuted out of an airplane and was never seen again on this day in 1971. You can learn more in the October 3, 2011 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 24, 2019
Bessie Blount born - November 24, 1914
385
On this day in 1914, physical therapist and inventor Bessie Blount was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 24, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: St. John Slave Insurrection - Nov. 23, 1733
375
The St. John Slave Insurrection began on this day in 1733. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 23, 2019
José Clemente Orozco born - November 23, 1883
471
On this day in 1883, Mexican painter José Clemente Orozco was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 23, 2019
Blackbeard Killed - Nov. 22, 1718
358
Blackbeard was killed on this day in 1718. There's more to the story in the May 5, 2014 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 22, 2019
Cutty Sark launched - November 22, 1869
348
Cutty Sark, one of the last tea clippers built, was launched from Dumbarton on this day in 1869. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 22, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Mayflower Compact - Nov. 21, 1620
356
The Mayflower Compact was signed on this day in 1620. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 21, 2019
Piltdown Man hoax exposed in press - November 21, 1953
391
On this day in 1953, the Piltdown Man, supposedly the remains of a missing evolutionary link between apes and humans, was revealed to be a hoax in the press.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 21, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: A Whale Sank the Essex - Nov. 20, 1820
458
A whale sank the Essex on this day in 1820. There's more in the Sep. 27, 2010 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 20, 2019
Zumbi executed - November 20, 1695
390
On this day in 1695, Afro-Brazilian anti-resistance leader Zumbi was executed by the Portuguese.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 20, 2019
Indira Gandhi Born - Nov. 19, 1917
430
Indira Gandhi was born on this day in 1917. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 19, 2019
Pelé scored 1000th goal - November 19, 1969
337
On this day in 1969, Brazilian soccer player Pelé scored his thousandth goal - though some have disputed the accuracy of this claim.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 19, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: "Steamboat Willie" Released - Nov. 18, 1928
370
"Steamboat Willie" was released on this day in 1928. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 18, 2019
Standard Railway Time launched in U.S. and Canada - November 18, 1883
357
At noon on this day in 1883, railroads launched a system of standardized time zones in the U.S. and Canada.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 18, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: H.H. Holmes Arrested - Nov. 17, 1894
455
H.H. Holmes was arrested on this day in 1894. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 17, 2019
Molly Spotted Elk born - November 17, 1903
461
On this day, Penobscot dancer, writer, and actress Molly Spotted Elk was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 17, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Battle of Cajamarca - Nov. 16, 1532
416
The Battle of Cajamarca, also called the Massacre of Cajamarca, took place on this day in 1532. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 16, 2019
LSD first synthesized - November 16, 1938
431
On this day in 1938, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann synthesized LSD.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 16, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Sherman's March to the Sea - Nov. 15, 1864
435
Sherman's March to the Sea began on this day in 1864. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 16, 2019
Pedro II deposed - November 15 1889
417
On this day in 1889, Pedro II, Brazil's last emperor, was deposed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 15, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: BBC Began Daily Radio Broadcasting - Nov. 14, 1922
355
BBC began daily radio broadcasts on this day in 1922. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 14, 2019
Policarpa Salavarrieta executed - November 14, 1817
350
On this day in 1817, revolutionary spy Policarpa Salavarrieta was executed for treason.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 14, 2019
Last Year's Lesson: Bloody Sunday in London - Nov. 13, 1887
401
One of history's many Bloody Sundays took place on this day in 1887 in London. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 13, 2019
Eva Zeisel born - November 13, 1906
389
On this day in 1906, industrial designer Eva Zeisel was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 13, 2019
Bhola cyclone made landfall in East Pakistan - November 12, 1970
358
On this day in 1970, the deadliest tropical cyclone in recorded history made landfall in East Pakistan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 12, 2019
Abul Kalam Azad born - November 11, 1888
396
On this day, Abul Kalam Azad -- a scholar and activist in the Indian Independence movement -- was born.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 11, 2019
British retaliate in Battle of Surabaya - November 10, 1945
406
On this day in 1945, the British retaliated against Indonesian nationaists in the Battle of Surabaya during the Indonesian National Revolution.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 10, 2019
Great Northeast Blackout - November 9, 1965
366
On this day in 1965, a major electrical power failure sent parts of Ontario and the northeastern United States into darkness for up to 13 hours.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 09, 2019
New Orleans General Strike began - November 8, 1892
386
On this day in 1892, workers in New Orleans went on a general strike.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 08, 2019
First set of Palmer Raids began - November 7, 1919
402
On this day in 1919, the Palmer Raids - which targeted radicals, communists, and anarchists in the U.S. - began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 07, 2019
Weapons-grade plutonium first created - November 6, 1944
396
On this day in 1944, weapons-grade plutonium was created in B Reactor at the Hanford Site in the state of Washington. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 06, 2019
Ida Tarbell born - November 5, 1857
395
On this day in 1857, investigative journalist and biographer Ida Tarbell was born in Pennsylvania. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 05, 2019
First nationally televised presidential debate in the U.S. - November 4, 1956
328
On this day in 1956, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Senator Margaret Chase Smith debated each other in the first nationally televised presidential debate in the U.S.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 04, 2019
Olympe de Gouges executed - November 3, 1793
426
On this day in 1793, writer and activist Olympe de Gouges was executed for sedition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 03, 2019
BBC began regular, public, high-definition TV service - November 2, 1936
400
On this day in 1936, the BBC began broadcasting the first regular, high-definition TV service from Alexandra Palace in London.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 02, 2019
Carlisle Indian School opened - November 1, 1879
412
On this day in 1879, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, an off-reservation school for the assimilation of Native Americans, opened in Pennsylvania. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 01, 2019
Zebra crossing introduced - October 31, 1951
300
On this day in 1951, the zebra crossing, or white striped pedestrian crossing, was officially introduced in Slough, England.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 31, 2019
Rumble in the Jungle - October 30, 1974
362
On this day in 1974, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman fought each other for the world heavyweight championship in Zaire in one of the most memorable boxing matches in history.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 30, 2019
Star of India gem heist - October 29, 1940
381
On this day in 1940, thieves in broke into the American Museum of Natural History in New York and stole valuable gems, including the Star of India and the DeLong Star Ruby.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 29, 2019
Oxi Day - October 28, 1940
399
On this day in 1940, Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas rejected an ultimatum from Italy to allow Axis forces to occupy strategic sites in Greece.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 28, 2019
Theodore Roosevelt born - October 27, 1858
429
On this day in 1858, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born. For a look at how Roosevelt faced his greatest foes, check out Mental Floss’s new podcast History Vs. here, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 27, 2019
Australia returned ownership of Uluru-Kata Tjuta to Anangu - October 26, 1985
395
On this day in 1985, Australia returned ownership of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to the Anangu people.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 26, 2019
Zinoviev letter published in Daily Mail - October 25, 1924
403
On this day in 1924, a letter sent from Grigory Zinoviev to the Communist Party of Britain was published in the British newspaper Daily Mail. The document is now believed to be a forgery.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 25, 2019
Women's Day Off in Iceland - October 24, 1975
342
On this day in 1975, women in Iceland went on strike to protest their low wages and emphasize the value of women's work.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 24, 2019
First reconnaissance mission in airplane - October 23, 1911
370
On this day in 1911, Italian Captain Carlo Piazza flew the first aerial reconnaissance mission in a Blériot XI during the Italo-Turkish War.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 23, 2019
Supremes became 1st all-female group with No. 1 album - October 22, 1966
341
On this day in 1966, The Supremes became the first all-female group with a number one album - "The Supremes A' Go-Go" - on the Billboard 200.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 22, 2019
Dedan Kimathi captured in Mau Mau Uprising - October 21, 1956
444
On this day in 1956, Mau Mau leader Dedan Kimathi was captured, signaling the effective end of the Mau Mau Uprising.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 21, 2019
Johnny Bright incident - October 20, 1951
388
On this day in 1951, a white football player for Oklahoma A&M assaulted a Black player for Drake University named Johnny Bright in an incident that was suspected to be racially motivated. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 20, 2019
Marguerite Perey born - October 19, 1909
392
On this day in 1909, French nuclear chemist and discoverer of francium Marguerite Perey was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 19, 2019
First commercial transistor radio announced - October 18, 1954
387
On this day in 1954, Texas Instruments announced the invention of the first commercial transistor radio, the Regency TR-1.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 18, 2019
London Beer Flood - October 17, 1814
295
On this day in 1814, a flood of beer burst out of a London brewery, killing eight people and injuring others.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 17, 2019
Palace of Westminster fire - October 16, 1834
343
On this day in 1834, the Palace of Westminster was destroyed in a fire.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 16, 2019
Gregorian Calendar introduced - October 15, 1582
367
On this day in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar, which was created as a way to reform the Julian calendar. 

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Oct 15, 2019
Chuck Yeager piloted supersonic flight - October 14, 1947
386
On this day in 1947, American test pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. 

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Oct 14, 2019
Miracle of the Sun - October 13, 1917
383
On this day in 1917, a crowd of thousands of people gathered in Fátima, Portugal, to witness a miracle, and many reported seeing unusual solar activity that became known as the Miracle of the Sun.

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Oct 13, 2019
First Oktoberfest began - October 12, 1810
346
On this day in 1810, the first Oktoberfest began after the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. 

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Oct 12, 2019
Second Boer War began - October 11, 1899
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This day in 1899 marks the beginning of the Second Boer War, a conflict between the British Empire and the Boer states of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State.

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Oct 11, 2019
Wuchang Uprising - October 10, 1911
404
On this day in 1911, an uprising against the Qing government began in Wuchang in China. 

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Oct 10, 2019
Joshua Stoddard patented the calliope - October 9, 1855
432
On this day in 1855, American inventor Joshua Stoddard was issued a patent for the calliope.

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Oct 09, 2019
Marina Tsvetaeva born - October 8, 1892
449
On this day in 1892, Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva was born in Moscow. 

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Oct 08, 2019
Most lopsided college football game ever - October 7, 1916
324
On this day in 1916, the Georgia Tech vs. Cumberland College football game in Atlanta ended with a score of 222-0, making it the most lopsided college football game in history.

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Oct 07, 2019
Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina - October 6, 1908
405
On this day in 1908, Austria-Hungary announced that it was annexing Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

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Oct 06, 2019
Jarrow March began - October 5, 1936
401
On this day in 1936, people protesting unemployment and calling for the establishment of work in Jarrow, England, began their march to London. 

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Oct 05, 2019
Sputnik's launch inspired satellite navigation systems - October 4, 1957
378
On this day, the Soviets launched Sputnik, which inspired scientists to begin using satellites to create navigation systems. 

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Oct 04, 2019
Tula, leader of the Curaçao Slave Revolt, executed - October 3, 1795
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Tula, leader of the Curaçao Slave Revolt, was executed on this day in 1795.

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Oct 03, 2019
"The Obedience of a Christian Man" published - October 2, 1528
380
"The Obedience of a Christian Man," a book by English Protestant author William Tyndale, was published on this day in 1528. 

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Oct 02, 2019
30 September Movement assassinated Indonesian army generals - October 1, 1965
407
On this day in 1965, a group of Indonesian National Armed Forces members calling themselves the 30 September Movement assassinated six high-ranking Indonesian army generals. 

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Oct 01, 2019
Rumi born - September 30, 1207
409
On this day in 1207, Persian poet and scholar Rumi was born. 

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Sep 30, 2019
Kyshtym disaster - September 29, 1957
436
On this day in 1957, an explosion in a Soviet plutonium-processing plant created fallout that contaminated thousands of square miles around the disaster site. 

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Sep 29, 2019
Spaghetti House siege - September 28, 1975
413
On this day in 1975, an attempt to rob the Spaghetti House restaurant in London turned into a nearly week-long siege.

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Sep 28, 2019
Bud Powell born - September 27, 1924
410
On this day in 1924, pioneering jazz pianist Bud Powell was born. 

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Sep 27, 2019
Winsor McCay born - September 26, year unknown
444
Pioneering cartoonist and animator was born on this day sometime in the mid-1800s, though the exact year is unknown. If you want to learn more about McCay, listen to the two-part episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class on him here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/tags/winsor-mccay.htm

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Sep 26, 2019
Peter Jackson won Australian Heavyweight Boxing Championship - September 25, 1886
386
On this day in 1886, Peter "Black Prince" Jackson won the Australian Heavyweight Boxing Championship, becoming the first Black man to win a national boxing crown. 

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Sep 25, 2019
Túpac Amaru executed - September 24, 1572
398
The last indigenous ruler of the Inca, Túpac Amaru, was executed by the Spanish on this day in 1572.

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Sep 24, 2019
Nintendo founded - September 23, 1889
349
On this day in 1889, Nintendo was founded in Japan as a playing card company.

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Sep 23, 2019
Junko Tabei born - September 22, 1939
376
On this day in 1939, Junko Tabei, a Japanese mountaineer and the first woman to summit Mount Everest, was born. 

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Sep 22, 2019
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial - September 21, 1897
364
On this day in 1897, the now-famous editorial answering Virginia O'Hanlon's question about whether Santa Claus exists was printed in the New York Sun. 

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Sep 21, 2019
First Canne Film Festival - September 20, 1946
365
The first ever Canne Film Festival began in Canne, France

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Sep 20, 2019
First fully contained underground nuclear test - September 19, 1957
390
The first fully contained underground detonation took place at a research center in Nevada.

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Sep 19, 2019
First chiropractic adjustment - September 18, 1895
407
On this day in 1895, Daniel David Palmer performed what's considered the first chiropractic adjustment. 

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Sep 18, 2019
Frida Kahlo's bus accident - September 17, 1925
399
On this day in 1925, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was seriously injured in a bus accident that altered the course of her life. 

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Sep 17, 2019
East German balloon escape - September 16, 1979
372
On this day in 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families escaped from East Germany to West Germany in a homemade hot air balloon.

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Sep 16, 2019
16th Street Baptist Church Bombing - September 15, 1963
464
On this day in 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed in an act of terrorism by white supremacists.

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Sep 15, 2019
Constance Baker Motley born - September 14, 1921
435
On this day in 1921, Constance Baker Motley, the first Black woman to be named a federal court judge, was born. 

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Sep 14, 2019
Great fire of Smyrna started - September 13, 1922
460
On this day in 1922, a fire in Smyrna in Asia Minor -- present-day İzmir, Turkey -- began blazing through the city. 

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Sep 13, 2019
Haile Selassie deposed - September 12, 1974
463
Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie was deposed on this day in 1974. 

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Sep 12, 2019
Hope Diamond was stolen - September 11, 1792
325
On this day in 1792, the Hope Diamond was stolen.

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Sep 11, 2019
Abebe Bikila became first Black African Olympic gold medalist - September 10, 1960
363
On this day in 1960, Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila set a world record for the marathon at the Olympics in Rome. 

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Sep 10, 2019
Hanapepe Massacre - September 9, 1924
511
On this day in 1924, a strike organized by Filipino sugar plantation workers turned into a massacre of Filipinos by local police. 

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Sep 09, 2019
Michelangelo's David unveiled in Florence - September 8, 1504
364
On this day in 1504, Michelangelo's David was unveiled to the public. 

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Sep 08, 2019
Last captive thylacine died - September 7, 1936
389
On this day in 1936, the last thylacine, aka Tasmanian tiger, died at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. 

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Sep 07, 2019
Buddy Bolden born - September 6, 1877
400
On this day, jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden was born in New Orleans. Learn more about Buddy in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/buddy-bolden-and-the-birth-of-jazz.htm. 

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Sep 06, 2019
Igor Gouzenko defected to Canada - September 5, 1945
435
On this day in 1945, Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko defected to Canada. 

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Sep 05, 2019
Pearl Street Station began generating electricity - September 4, 1882
407
On this day in 1882, Edison's Pearl Street Station in Manhattan began generating electricity. 

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Sep 04, 2019
Dagen H - September 3, 1967
401
This day in 1967 is known in Sweden as Dagen H, or H Day, the day that left-hand traffic in the country switched to right-hand traffic. 

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Sep 03, 2019
Rock Springs Massacre - September 2, 1885
544
On this day in 1885, white miners killed Chinese miners and looted and burned their homes in Rock Springs, Wyoming. 

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Sep 02, 2019
Libyan coup d'état - September 1, 1969
479
On this day in 1969, the Free Officers Movement overthrew King Idris I, and Muammar Gaddafi assumed power. 

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Sep 01, 2019
Lee Kuan Yew declared de facto independence - August 31, 1963
427
On this day in 1963, the prime minister of Singapore declared de facto independence for the country. 

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Aug 31, 2019
Steamship Moravia cholera epidemic - Aug 30, 1892
497
On this day in 1892, the steamship Moravia arrived in New York harbor late in the evening. By this point, 22 of the ship's 358 passengers had died from cholera.

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Aug 30, 2019
Wendell Scott born - August 29, 1921
454
On this day in history, race car driver Wendell Scott was born in Virginia. Learn more about Scott in a two-part episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/tags/wendell-scott.htm.

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Aug 29, 2019
Carrington event - August 28, 1859
393
On this day in history, one of the largest recorded geomagnetic storms, known as the Carrington event, began.

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Aug 28, 2019
Eruption of Krakatau peaked - August 27, 1883
404
On this day in 1883, the eruption of Krakatau reached its climax. It was one of the deadliest eruptions in modern history. 

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Aug 27, 2019
Mother Teresa born - August 26, 1910
437
Mother Teresa, whose charitable work has been called into question, was born on this day in 1910. 

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Aug 26, 2019
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters first meeting - August 25, 1925
458
On this day in 1925, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters held its first meeting. Learn more about the Brotherhood in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-brotherhood-of-sleeping-car-porters.htm.

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Aug 25, 2019
Tuskegee Syphilis Study investigation announced - August 24, 1972
509
On this day in 1972, Merlin DuVal, an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, announced that the Tuskegee Syphilis Study would be investigated. Learn more about the experiment in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/tuskegee-syphilis-study.htm

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Aug 24, 2019
Norrmalmstorg robbery - August 23, 1973
382
On this day in 1973, a bank robbery and hostage crisis in Stockholm, Sweden, led to the coining of the term "Stockholm Syndrome."

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Aug 23, 2019
Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910 signed - August 22, 1910
412
On this day in 1910, the Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910 was signed, and Japan formally annexed Korea.

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Aug 22, 2019
Vincenzo Peruggia stole "Mona Lisa" - August 21, 1911
423
On this day in 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia stole the "Mona Lisa" from the Louvre museum. 

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Aug 22, 2019
Darwin-Wallace paper on natural selection published - August 20, 1858
441
On this day in 1858, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's paper on the theory of evolution by natural selection was published in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society: Zoology. 

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Aug 20, 2019
Mary Ellen Pleasant born - August 19, 1814
410
On this day in 1814, entrepreneur and abolitionist Mary Ellen Pleasant was born. 

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Aug 19, 2019
Pendle witch trials began - August 18, 1612
452
On this day in 1612, the Pendle witch trials began in England. 

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Aug 18, 2019
Marcus Garvey born - August 17, 1887
492
On this day in 1887, activist and journalist Marcus Garvey, namesake of the ideology of Garveyism, was born.

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Aug 17, 2019
Dole Air Race - August 16, 1927
410
On this day in 1927, an air race sponsored by James D. Dole and marked by tragedy began. 

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Aug 16, 2019
Wow! signal received - August 15, 1977
359
On this day in 1977, the radio telescope Big Ear recieved the Wow! signal, which many people believed to be a sign of extraterrestrial intelligence. 

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Aug 15, 2019
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" released - August 14, 1975
375
On this day in 1975, the cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" premiered in London. 

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Aug 14, 2019
Margaret Tafoya born - August 13, 1904
410
On this day in 1904, Tewa potter Margaret Tafoya was born. 

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Aug 13, 2019
Last quagga died - August 12, 1883
372
On this day in 1883, the last quagga died in a zoo in Amsterdam. 

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Aug 12, 2019
Watts Riots began - August 11, 1965
473
On this day in 1965, the Watts Riots began in Los Angeles. 

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Aug 11, 2019
Louvre opened as museum - August 10, 1793
405
On this day in 1793, the Louvre opened to the public as a museum. 

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Aug 10, 2019
Construction began on Leaning Tower of Pisa - August 9, 1173
364
On this day in 1173, the foundation stones for the Leaning Tower of Pisa were laid. 

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Aug 09, 2019
8888 Uprising - August 8, 1988
402
On this day in 1988, massive strikes and protests broke out around Myanmar in opposition to the government. 

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Aug 08, 2019
Kon-Tiki arrived at Raroia atoll - August 7, 1947
426
On this day in 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and his crew made it to the Raroia atoll in Polynesia on a raft called the Kon-Tiki.

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Aug 07, 2019
First website went live to public - August 6, 1991
409
On this day in 1991, the first ever website was made publicly available. Visit the first web page at http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.

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Aug 06, 2019
Gowrie Conpsiracy - August 5, 1600
357
On this day in 1600, John Ruthven, 3rd earl of Gowrie, and his younger brother Alexander Ruthven were killed under mysterious circumstances.

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Aug 05, 2019
Germany Schaefer stole first base - August 4, 1911
344
On this day, baseball player Herman "Germany" Schaefer stole first base from second base. 

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Aug 04, 2019