This Day in History Class

This Day in History Class

Today in history in 5 minutes a day


Fall of Constantinople - May 29, 1453
May 29 • 7 min
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
Eliza Ann Gardner born - May 28, 1831
May 28 • 5 min
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
Chrysler Building completed - May 27, 1930
May 27 • 6 min
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
“Dracula” published - May 26, 1897
May 26 • 6 min
On this day in 1897, the novel “Dracula” was published. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rosario Castellanos born - May 25, 1925
May 25 • 6 min
On this day in 1925, Mexican writer Rosario Castellanos was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Leon Trotsky assassination attempt - May 24, 1940
May 24 • 5 min
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
Seventeen Point Agreement signed - May 23, 1951
May 23 • 6 min
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…
Lassen Peak erupted - May 22, 1915
May 22 • 5 min
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
Great Atlanta Fire - May 21, 1917
May 21 • 6 min
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
Cuba gained independence from U.S. - May 20, 1902
May 20 • 6 min
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
New England’s Dark Day - May 19, 1780
May 19 • 5 min
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
Jackie Cochran broke sound barrier - May 18, 1953
May 18 • 5 min
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
Ground broke on CERN lab - May 17, 1954
May 17 • 6 min
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 16 Notification issued - May 16, 1966
May 16 • 6 min
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
Maria Reiche born - May 15, 1903
May 15 • 5 min
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
Last witchcraft trial in U.S. - May 14, 1878
May 14 • 9 min
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
Great Comet of 1861 discovered - May 13, 1861
May 13 • 5 min
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
Konrad Zuse unveils Z3 - May 12, 1941
May 12 • 6 min
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
William Grant Still born - May 11, 1895
May 11 • 6 min
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
Charleston Riot of 1919 - May 10, 1919
May 10 • 6 min
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
Thomas Blood attempted Crown Jewels theft - May 9, 1617
May 9 • 6 min
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
Buddhist crisis began - May 8, 1963
May 8 • 7 min
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
Cult of the Supreme Being established - May 7, 1794
May 7 • 6 min
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
Chinese Exclusion Act signed - May 6, 1882
May 6 • 8 min
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:…
Stratton brothers trial began - May 5, 1905
May 5 • 5 min
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
Haymarket affair - May 4, 1886
May 4 • 6 min
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
Edo period ended - May 3, 1868
May 3 • 6 min
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
First ascent of Shishapangma - May 2, 1964
May 2 • 5 min
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
“Species Plantarum” published - May 1, 1753
May 1 • 6 min
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
K-19 commissioned - April 30, 1961
Apr 30 • 6 min
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
Los Angeles Riots began - April 29, 1992
Apr 29 • 6 min
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
Mutiny on the Bounty - April 28, 1789
Apr 28 • 6 min
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
Jessie Redmon Fauset born - April 27, 1882
Apr 27 • 5 min
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
Shapley-Curtis debate - April 26, 1920
Apr 26 • 6 min
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…
Ella Fitzgerald born - April 25, 1917
Apr 25 • 6 min
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
Armenian Genocide began - April 24, 1914
Apr 24 • 7 min
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
Bavarian beer purity law issued - April 23, 1516
Apr 23 • 6 min
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
Chlorine gas released at Second Battle of Ypres - April 22, 1915
Apr 22 • 6 min
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
Daily Mail published ‘surgeon’s photograph’ - April 21, 1934
Apr 21 • 6 min
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
League of Nations dissolved - April 20, 1946
Apr 20 • 6 min
On this day in 1946, the League of Nations was dissolved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pratt Street Riot - April 19, 1861
Apr 19 • 6 min
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
Zimbabwe gained independence - April 18, 1980
Apr 18 • 7 min
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
Peak District became UK’s first national park - April 17, 1951
Apr 17 • 6 min
On this day in 1951, Peak District National Park was established. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First passenger rail service in India opened - April 16, 1853
Apr 16 • 6 min
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
Apollo 13 reached farthest distance from Earth - April 15, 1970
Apr 15 • 6 min
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
Bussa’s Rebellion - April 14, 1816
Apr 14 • 6 min
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
CIA authorizes MK-Ultra - April 13, 1953
Apr 13 • 6 min
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
First animal patented in the U.S. - April 12, 1988
Apr 12 • 6 min
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
Percy Lavon Julian born - April 11, 1899
Apr 11 • 7 min
On this day in 1899, chemist Percy Lavon Julian was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mount Tambora eruption peaked - April 10, 1815
Apr 10 • 5 min
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
African Methodist Episcopal Church founded - April 9, 1816
Apr 9 • 6 min
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
Helen Joseph born - April 8, 1905
Apr 8 • 6 min
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
Tito proclaimed Yugoslav president for life - April 7, 1963
Apr 7 • 7 min
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
Leonora Carrington born - April 6, 1917
Apr 6 • 6 min
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
Ripple Rock explosion - April 5, 1958
Apr 5 • 5 min
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
Margaret Oliphant born - April 4, 1828
Apr 4 • 6 min
On this day in 1828, Scottish writer Margaret Oliphant was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jeju Uprising began - April 3, 1948
Apr 3 • 6 min
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
Bombing of Naco - April 2, 1929
Apr 2 • 5 min
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
Wangari Maathai born - April 1, 1940
Apr 1 • 6 min
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
Jack Johnson born - March 31, 1878
Mar 31 • 6 min
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
Meter defined - March 30, 1791
Mar 30 • 6 min
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
Malagasy Uprising began - March 29, 1947
Mar 29 • 7 min
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
Three Mile Island accident - March 28, 1979
Mar 28 • 6 min
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
Good Friday earthquake - March 27, 1964
Mar 27 • 6 min
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
Elsa Brändström born - March 26, 1888
Mar 26 • 6 min
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
Saturn’s moon Titan discovered - March 25, 1655
Mar 25 • 5 min
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
Exxon Valdez oil spill - March 24, 1989
Mar 24 • 6 min
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
Walter Rodney born - March 23, 1942
Mar 23 • 6 min
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
Anne Hutchinson excommunicated - March 22, 1638
Mar 22 • 20 min
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…
West Bank epidemic began - March 21, 1983
Mar 21 • 6 min
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
Virginia Sterilization Act of 1924 approved - March 20, 1924
Mar 20 • 7 min
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
Sagrada Família construction began - March 19, 1882
Mar 19 • 6 min
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
First spacewalk - March 18, 1965
Mar 18 • 5 min
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
Phone call in Dugway Sheep Incident - March 17, 1968
Mar 17 • 6 min
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…
Gustav III shot - March 16, 1792
Mar 16 • 5 min
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
Ogaden War ended - March 15, 1978
Mar 15 • 6 min
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
Gold Standard Act signed - March 14, 1900
Mar 14 • 6 min
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
Fall of Nojpetén - March 13, 1697
Mar 13 • 5 min
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
Girl Scouts founded - March 12, 1912
Mar 12 • 6 min
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
First case of Spanish flu reported in U.S. - March 11, 1918
Mar 11 • 6 min
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
Courrières mine disaster - March 10, 1906
Mar 10 • 5 min
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
Battle of Columbus - March 9, 1916
Mar 9 • 5 min
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
Suez Canal reopened - March 8, 1957
Mar 8 • 6 min
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
7th March Speech of Bangabandhu - March 7, 1971
Mar 7 • 6 min
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
Dmitri Mendeleev presented periodic table - March 6, 1869
Mar 6 • 6 min
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
Nikola Tesla ball lightning explanation - March 5, 1904
Mar 5 • 5 min
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
Miriam Makeba born - Mar. 4, 1932
Mar 4 • 5 min
Singer, actor, and activist Miriam Makeba was born in South Africa. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Americans find oil in Saudi Arabia - Mar. 3, 1938
Mar 3 • 6 min
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
First test flight of the Concorde - Mar. 2, 1969
Mar 2 • 6 min
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
First U.S. census - Mar. 1, 1790
Mar 1 • 5 min
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
Hattie McDaniel became first Black actor to win Oscar - Feb. 29, 1940
Feb 29 • 6 min
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
Olof Palme assassinated - Feb. 28, 1986
Feb 28 • 6 min
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
Wounded Knee Incident began - Feb. 27, 1973
Feb 27 • 6 min
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
General public first saw Kinemacolor - Feb. 26, 1909
Feb 26 • 5 min
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
Corazon Aquino became president of Philippines - Feb. 25, 1986
Feb 25 • 6 min
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
Rebecca Lee Crumpler passed final oral exams - Feb. 24, 1864
Feb 24 • 6 min
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
Deportation of the Chechens and Ingush began - Feb. 23, 1944
Feb 23 • 6 min
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
Zitkála-Šá born - Feb. 22, 1876
Feb 22 • 7 min
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
Nina Simone born - February 21, 1933
Feb 21 • 7 min
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
Angelina Grimké born - February 20, 1805
Feb 20 • 7 min
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
‘The Feminine Mystique’ published - Feb. 19, 1963
Feb 19 • 6 min
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
Audre Lorde born - Feb. 18, 1934
Feb 18 • 6 min
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
Weenen massacre - Feb. 17, 1838
Feb 17 • 5 min
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
First synthetic diamonds made - February 16, 1953
Feb 16 • 6 min
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
Distant Early Warning Line legislation signed - February 15, 1954
Feb 15 • 6 min
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…
Asbestos strike began - February 14, 1949
Feb 14 • 6 min
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
Sarojini Naidu born - February 13, 1879
Feb 13 • 6 min
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
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn arrested - February 12, 1974
Feb 12 • 7 min
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
BBC broadcasts first sci-fi program - February 11, 1938
Feb 11 • 5 min
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
Deep Blue won first chess game against world champion - February 10, 1996
Feb 10 • 6 min
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
Carmen Miranda born - February 9, 1909
Feb 9 • 6 min
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
Leo Baekeland announced Bakelite - February 8, 1909
Feb 8 • 6 min
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
Bonfire of the Vanities - February 7, 1497
Feb 7 • 6 min
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
Organized immigration of free Black people from U.S. to Africa - February 6, 1820
Feb 6 • 6 min
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
Tybee Bomb lost - February 5, 1958
Feb 5 • 5 min
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
M62 coach bombing - February 4, 1964
Feb 4 • 5 min
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
Batepá massacre - February 3, 1953
Feb 3 • 6 min
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
James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ published - February 2, 1922
Feb 2 • 6 min
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
Langston Hughes born - February 1, 1902
Feb 1 • 6 min
On this day in 1902, poet Langston Hughes was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Renia Spiegel’s first diary entry - January 31, 1939
Jan 31 • 6 min
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
Revenge of the 47 Ronin - January 30, 1703
Jan 30 • 7 min
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
Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’ first published - January 29, 1845
Jan 29 • 6 min
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
Panama City destroyed by fire - January 28, 1671
Jan 28 • 5 min
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
Arne Næss born - January 27, 1912
Jan 27 • 6 min
On this day in 1912, Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rum Rebellion began - January 26, 1808
Jan 26 • 7 min
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
First Winter Olympics - January 25, 1924
Jan 25 • 6 min
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
Krueger introduced canned beer - January 24, 1935
Jan 24 • 7 min
On this day in 1935, Krueger Brewing Company introduced canned beer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Shaanxi earthquake - January 23, 1556
Jan 23 • 5 min
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
Apple Macintosh “1984” ad - January 22, 1984
Jan 22 • 6 min
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
Sophia Jex-Blake born - January 21, 1840
Jan 21 • 7 min
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
Battle of Yungay - January 20, 1839
Jan 20 • 6 min
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
Iva Toguri D’Aquino pardoned - January 19, 1977
Jan 19 • 7 min
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
Jim Thorpe’s medals restored - January 18, 1983
Jan 18 • 5 min
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
First recorded C section in the U.S. - January 17, 1794
Jan 17 • 6 min
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
Saint Marcellus’s Flood - January 16, 1362
Jan 16 • 6 min
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
Sofya Kovalevskaya born - January 15, 1850
Jan 15 • 6 min
On this day in 1850, Russian mathematician Sofya Kovalevskaya was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“The Bell Jar” published - January 14, 1963
Jan 14 • 5 min
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
Tompkins Square Park riot - January 13, 1874
Jan 13 • 5 min
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
Zanzibar Revolution - January 12, 1964
Jan 12 • 6 min
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
British invade Zululand - January 11, 1879
Jan 11 • 6 min
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
“Metropolis” released - January 10, 1927
Jan 10 • 6 min
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
Discovery of first confirmed exoplanets announced - January 9, 1992
Jan 9 • 6 min
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
German Coast Uprising began - January 8, 1811
Jan 8 • 6 min
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
Khmer Rouge overthrown - January 7, 1979
Jan 7 • 8 min
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
Alfred Wegener presented hypothesis of continental drift - January 6, 1912
Jan 6 • 6 min
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
Elizabeth Cotten born - January 5, 1893
Jan 5 • 5 min
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
Louis Braille born - January 4, 1809
Jan 4 • 6 min
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
Joseph Jenkins Roberts became first president of Liberia - January 3, 1848
Jan 3 • 7 min
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
Duquesne Spy Ring sentenced - January 2, 1942
Jan 2 • 6 min
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
Frankenstein published - January 1, 1818
Jan 1 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Theodosia Burr Alston Disappeared - Dec. 31, 1812
Dec 31, 2019 • 7 min
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
Hulan Jack sworn in as Manhattan borough president - December 31, 1953
Dec 31, 2019 • 7 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Iroquois Theater Fire - Dec. 30, 1903
Dec 30, 2019 • 7 min
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
Edwin Hubble announced existence of other galaxies - December 30, 1924
Dec 30, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Wounded Knee Massacre - Dec. 29, 1890
Dec 29, 2019 • 7 min
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…
Guatemalan Civil War ended - December 29, 1996
Dec 29, 2019 • 7 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: First Paid Public Screening of Lumière Brothers Films - Dec. 28, 1895
Dec 28, 2019 • 7 min
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…
Earl Hines born - December 28, 1903
Dec 28, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Carry Nation Smashed the Bar at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, KS - Dec. 27, 1900
Dec 27, 2019 • 7 min
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…
Laws of Burgos instituted - December 27, 1512
Dec 27, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Last Year’s Lesson: First Kwanzaa Celebrated - Dec. 26, 1966
Dec 26, 2019 • 6 min
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
Mary Somerville born - December 26, 1867
Dec 26, 2019 • 7 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Halley’s Comet Returned as Predicted - Dec. 25, 1758
Dec 25, 2019 • 7 min
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
Baptist War began - December 25, 1831
Dec 25, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Silent Night’ performed for the first time - Dec. 24, 1818
Dec 24, 2019 • 6 min
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
Eggnog Riot - December 24, 1826
Dec 24, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Last Year’s Lesson: First successful living-donor kidney transplantation - Dec. 23, 1954
Dec 23, 2019 • 6 min
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
Andes Flight Disaster survivors rescued - December 23, 1972
Dec 23, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Alfred Dreyfus Convicted - December 22, 1894
Dec 22, 2019 • 7 min
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
Itō Hirobumi became first prime minister of Japan - December 22, 1885
Dec 22, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Pan Am Flight 103 Bombed - Dec. 21, 1988
Dec 21, 2019 • 6 min
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
Fredonian Rebellion - December 21, 1826
Dec 21, 2019 • 8 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: South Carolina Seceded - Dec. 20, 1860
Dec 20, 2019 • 6 min
South Carolina seceded from the Union on this day in 1860. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Doña Paz ferry disaster - December 20, 1987
Dec 20, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: “A Christmas Carol” Published - Dec. 19, 1843
Dec 19, 2019 • 6 min
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
First Indochina War began - December 19, 1946
Dec 19, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1946, the First Indochina War began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Last Year’s Lesson: Piltdown Man’s “Discovery” Announced - Dec. 18, 1912
Dec 18, 2019 • 7 min
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
The Nutcracker premiered - December 18, 1892
Dec 18, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Saturnalia - Dec. 17
Dec 17, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Aztec Sun Stone rediscovered - December 17, 1790
Dec 17, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Boston Tea Party - Dec. 16, 1773
Dec 16, 2019 • 7 min
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
An Lushan Rebellion began - December 16, 755
Dec 16, 2019 • 7 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Sitting Bull Killed - Dec. 15, 1890
Dec 15, 2019 • 6 min
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
Emilio Jacinto born - December 15, 1875
Dec 15, 2019 • 6 min
Filipino revolutionary Emilio Jacinto was born on this day in 1875. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Last Year’s Lesson: Roald Amundsen Reaches the South Pole - Dec. 14, 1911
Dec 14, 2019 • 6 min
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
Patent issued for first interactive electronic game - December 14, 1948
Dec 14, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Ibn Battuta Completes His Travelogue - Dec. 13, 1355
Dec 13, 2019 • 6 min
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
Ella baker born - December 13, 1903
Dec 13, 2019 • 7 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Oaks Colliery Explosion - Dec. 12, 1866
Dec 12, 2019 • 7 min
The Oaks Colliery exploded on this day in 1866. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dr. George F. Grant received patent for golf tee - December 12, 1899
Dec 12, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Louis XVI Indicted for Treason - Dec. 11, 1792
Dec 11, 2019 • 9 min
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
Lufthansa heist - December 11, 1978
Dec 11, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: 300 Million Yen Robbery - Dec. 10, 1968
Dec 10, 2019 • 6 min
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
Brown Dog Riots peaked - December 10, 1907
Dec 10, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Last Year’s Lesson: Cretan Autonomous State Established - Dec. 9, 1898
Dec 9, 2019 • 6 min
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
Smallpox eradication certified - December 9, 1979
Dec 9, 2019 • 7 min
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…
Last Year’s Lesson: Christina of Sweden born - Dec. 8, 1626
Dec 8, 2019 • 6 min
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
Camille Claudel born - December 8, 1864
Dec 8, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, French sculptor Camille Claudel was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Last Year’s Lesson: Pearl Harbor Attack - Dec. 7, 1941
Dec 7, 2019 • 6 min
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
Instant replay debuted - December 7, 1963
Dec 7, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Halifax Disaster - Dec. 6, 1917
Dec 6, 2019 • 6 min
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
Nefertiti bust unearthed - December 6, 1912
Dec 6, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Mary Celeste Spotted Adrift - Dec. 5, 1872
Dec 5, 2019 • 6 min
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
Great Smog of London - December 5, 1952
Dec 5, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Last Year’s Lesson: Rainer Maria Rilke Born - Dec. 4, 1875
Dec 4, 2019 • 7 min
Rainer Maria Rilke was born on this day in 1875. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Edith Cavell born - December 4, 1865
Dec 4, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Kapenguria Six Trial Began - Dec. 3, 1952
Dec 3, 2019 • 6 min
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
Battle of the Eureka Stockade - December 3, 1854
Dec 3, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Monroe Doctrine - Dec. 2, 1823
Dec 2, 2019 • 6 min
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
Bhopal disaster - December 2, 1984
Dec 2, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Rosa Parks Refused to Give Up Her Seat - Dec. 1, 1955
Dec 1, 2019 • 6 min
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
Christine Jorgensen’s gender confirmation surgery announced - December 1, 1952
Dec 1, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Elizabeth I Delivered Golden Speech - Nov. 30, 1601
Nov 30, 2019 • 7 min
Elizabeth I delivered her “Golden Speech” on this day in 1601. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sylacauga meteorite hit woman - November 30, 1954
Nov 30, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Zong Massacre - Nov. 29, 1781
Nov 29, 2019 • 6 min
The Zong Massacre began on this day in 1781. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Whitman Massacre - November 29, 1847
Nov 29, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Last Year’s Lesson: Anne Bonny and Mary Read Convicted - November 28, 1720
Nov 28, 2019 • 6 min
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
First pulsar detected - November 28, 1967
Nov 28, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: George Moscone and Harvey Milk Assassinated - Nov. 27, 1978
Nov 27, 2019 • 6 min
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
Berners Street Hoax - November 27, 1810
Nov 27, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Archaeologists Entered King Tut’s Tomb - Nov. 26, 1922
Nov 26, 2019 • 6 min
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
Southern Television broadcast interruption - November 26, 1977
Nov 26, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Mirabal Sisters Assassinated - Nov. 25, 1960
Nov 25, 2019 • 6 min
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
First U.S. patent for whole-body X-ray scanner - November 25, 1975
Nov 25, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: D.B. Cooper Disappeared with Ransom Money - Nov. 24, 1971
Nov 24, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Bessie Blount born - November 24, 1914
Nov 24, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: St. John Slave Insurrection - Nov. 23, 1733
Nov 23, 2019 • 6 min
The St. John Slave Insurrection began on this day in 1733. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
José Clemente Orozco born - November 23, 1883
Nov 23, 2019 • 7 min
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
Blackbeard Killed - Nov. 22, 1718
Nov 22, 2019 • 5 min
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
Cutty Sark launched - November 22, 1869
Nov 22, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Mayflower Compact - Nov. 21, 1620
Nov 21, 2019 • 5 min
The Mayflower Compact was signed on this day in 1620. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Piltdown Man hoax exposed in press - November 21, 1953
Nov 21, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: A Whale Sank the Essex - Nov. 20, 1820
Nov 20, 2019 • 7 min
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
Zumbi executed - November 20, 1695
Nov 20, 2019 • 6 min
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
Indira Gandhi Born - Nov. 19, 1917
Nov 19, 2019 • 7 min
Indira Gandhi was born on this day in 1917. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pelé scored 1000th goal - November 19, 1969
Nov 19, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: “Steamboat Willie” Released - Nov. 18, 1928
Nov 18, 2019 • 6 min
“Steamboat Willie” was released on this day in 1928. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Standard Railway Time launched in U.S. and Canada - November 18, 1883
Nov 18, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: H.H. Holmes Arrested - Nov. 17, 1894
Nov 17, 2019 • 7 min
H.H. Holmes was arrested on this day in 1894. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Molly Spotted Elk born - November 17, 1903
Nov 17, 2019 • 7 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Battle of Cajamarca - Nov. 16, 1532
Nov 16, 2019 • 6 min
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
LSD first synthesized - November 16, 1938
Nov 16, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1938, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann synthesized LSD. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Last Year’s Lesson: Sherman’s March to the Sea - Nov. 15, 1864
Nov 15, 2019 • 7 min
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
Pedro II deposed - November 15 1889
Nov 15, 2019 • 6 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: BBC Began Daily Radio Broadcasting - Nov. 14, 1922
Nov 14, 2019 • 5 min
BBC began daily radio broadcasts on this day in 1922. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Policarpa Salavarrieta executed - November 14, 1817
Nov 14, 2019 • 5 min
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
Last Year’s Lesson: Bloody Sunday in London - Nov. 13, 1887
Nov 13, 2019 • 6 min
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
Eva Zeisel born - November 13, 1906
Nov 13, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1906, industrial designer Eva Zeisel was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bhola cyclone made landfall in East Pakistan - November 12, 1970
Nov 12, 2019 • 5 min
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
Abul Kalam Azad born - November 11, 1888
Nov 11, 2019 • 6 min
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
British retaliate in Battle of Surabaya - November 10, 1945
Nov 10, 2019 • 6 min
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
Great Northeast Blackout - November 9, 1965
Nov 9, 2019 • 6 min
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
New Orleans General Strike began - November 8, 1892
Nov 8, 2019 • 6 min
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
First set of Palmer Raids began - November 7, 1919
Nov 7, 2019 • 6 min
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
Weapons-grade plutonium first created - November 6, 1944
Nov 6, 2019 • 6 min
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
Ida Tarbell born - November 5, 1857
Nov 5, 2019 • 6 min
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
First nationally televised presidential debate in the U.S. - November 4, 1956
Nov 4, 2019 • 5 min
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
Olympe de Gouges executed - November 3, 1793
Nov 3, 2019 • 7 min
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
BBC began regular, public, high-definition TV service - November 2, 1936
Nov 2, 2019 • 6 min
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
Carlisle Indian School opened - November 1, 1879
Nov 1, 2019 • 6 min
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
Zebra crossing introduced - October 31, 1951
Oct 31, 2019 • 5 min
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
Rumble in the Jungle - October 30, 1974
Oct 30, 2019 • 6 min
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
Star of India gem heist - October 29, 1940
Oct 29, 2019 • 6 min
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
Oxi Day - October 28, 1940
Oct 28, 2019 • 6 min
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
Theodore Roosevelt born - October 27, 1858
Oct 27, 2019 • 7 min
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…
Australia returned ownership of Uluru-Kata Tjuta to Anangu - October 26, 1985
Oct 26, 2019 • 6 min
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
Zinoviev letter published in Daily Mail - October 25, 1924
Oct 25, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Women’s Day Off in Iceland - October 24, 1975
Oct 24, 2019 • 5 min
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
First reconnaissance mission in airplane - October 23, 1911
Oct 23, 2019 • 6 min
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
Supremes became 1st all-female group with No. 1 album - October 22, 1966
Oct 22, 2019 • 5 min
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
Dedan Kimathi captured in Mau Mau Uprising - October 21, 1956
Oct 21, 2019 • 7 min
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
Johnny Bright incident - October 20, 1951
Oct 20, 2019 • 6 min
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…
Marguerite Perey born - October 19, 1909
Oct 19, 2019 • 6 min
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
First commercial transistor radio announced - October 18, 1954
Oct 18, 2019 • 6 min
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
London Beer Flood - October 17, 1814
Oct 17, 2019 • 4 min
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
Palace of Westminster fire - October 16, 1834
Oct 16, 2019 • 5 min
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
Gregorian Calendar introduced - October 15, 1582
Oct 15, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar, which was created as a way to reform the Julian calendar. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Chuck Yeager piloted supersonic flight - October 14, 1947
Oct 14, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1947, American test pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Miracle of the Sun - October 13, 1917
Oct 13, 2019 • 6 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
First Oktoberfest began - October 12, 1810
Oct 12, 2019 • 5 min
On this day in 1810, the first Oktoberfest began after the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Second Boer War began - October 11, 1899
Oct 11, 2019 • 7 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Wuchang Uprising - October 10, 1911
Oct 10, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1911, an uprising against the Qing government began in Wuchang in China. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Joshua Stoddard patented the calliope - October 9, 1855
Oct 9, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1855, American inventor Joshua Stoddard was issued a patent for the calliope. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Marina Tsvetaeva born - October 8, 1892
Oct 8, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1892, Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva was born in Moscow. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Most lopsided college football game ever - October 7, 1916
Oct 7, 2019 • 5 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina - October 6, 1908
Oct 6, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1908, Austria-Hungary announced that it was annexing Bosnia and Herzegovina. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jarrow March began - October 5, 1936
Oct 5, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1936, people protesting unemployment and calling for the establishment of work in Jarrow, England, began their march to London. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sputnik’s launch inspired satellite navigation systems - October 4, 1957
Oct 4, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, the Soviets launched Sputnik, which inspired scientists to begin using satellites to create navigation systems. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Tula, leader of the Curaçao Slave Revolt, executed - October 3, 1795
Oct 3, 2019 • 7 min
Tula, leader of the Curaçao Slave Revolt, was executed on this day in 1795. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“The Obedience of a Christian Man” published - October 2, 1528
Oct 2, 2019 • 6 min
“The Obedience of a Christian Man,” a book by English Protestant author William Tyndale, was published on this day in 1528. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30 September Movement assassinated Indonesian army generals - October 1, 1965
Oct 1, 2019 • 6 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rumi born - September 30, 1207
Sep 30, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1207, Persian poet and scholar Rumi was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Kyshtym disaster - September 29, 1957
Sep 29, 2019 • 7 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Spaghetti House siege - September 28, 1975
Sep 28, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1975, an attempt to rob the Spaghetti House restaurant in London turned into a nearly week-long siege. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bud Powell born - September 27, 1924
Sep 27, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1924, pioneering jazz pianist Bud Powell was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Winsor McCay born - September 26, year unknown
Sep 26, 2019 • 7 min
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:…
Peter Jackson won Australian Heavyweight Boxing Championship - September 25, 1886
Sep 25, 2019 • 6 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Túpac Amaru executed - September 24, 1572
Sep 24, 2019 • 6 min
The last indigenous ruler of the Inca, Túpac Amaru, was executed by the Spanish on this day in 1572. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nintendo founded - September 23, 1889
Sep 23, 2019 • 5 min
On this day in 1889, Nintendo was founded in Japan as a playing card company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Junko Tabei born - September 22, 1939
Sep 22, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1939, Junko Tabei, a Japanese mountaineer and the first woman to summit Mount Everest, was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial - September 21, 1897
Sep 21, 2019 • 6 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First Canne Film Festival - September 20, 1946
Sep 20, 2019 • 6 min
The first ever Canne Film Festival began in Canne, France Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First fully contained underground nuclear test - September 19, 1957
Sep 19, 2019 • 6 min
The first fully contained underground detonation took place at a research center in Nevada. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First chiropractic adjustment - September 18, 1895
Sep 18, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1895, Daniel David Palmer performed what’s considered the first chiropractic adjustment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Frida Kahlo’s bus accident - September 17, 1925
Sep 17, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1925, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was seriously injured in a bus accident that altered the course of her life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
East German balloon escape - September 16, 1979
Sep 16, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families escaped from East Germany to West Germany in a homemade hot air balloon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
16th Street Baptist Church Bombing - September 15, 1963
Sep 15, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed in an act of terrorism by white supremacists. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Constance Baker Motley born - September 14, 1921
Sep 14, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1921, Constance Baker Motley, the first Black woman to be named a federal court judge, was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Great fire of Smyrna started - September 13, 1922
Sep 13, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1922, a fire in Smyrna in Asia Minor — present-day İzmir, Turkey — began blazing through the city. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Haile Selassie deposed - September 12, 1974
Sep 12, 2019 • 7 min
Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie was deposed on this day in 1974. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Hope Diamond was stolen - September 11, 1792
Sep 11, 2019 • 5 min
On this day in 1792, the Hope Diamond was stolen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Abebe Bikila became first Black African Olympic gold medalist - September 10, 1960
Sep 10, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1960, Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila set a world record for the marathon at the Olympics in Rome. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Hanapepe Massacre - September 9, 1924
Sep 9, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1924, a strike organized by Filipino sugar plantation workers turned into a massacre of Filipinos by local police. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Michelangelo’s David unveiled in Florence - September 8, 1504
Sep 8, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1504, Michelangelo’s David was unveiled to the public. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Last captive thylacine died - September 7, 1936
Sep 7, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1936, the last thylacine, aka Tasmanian tiger, died at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Buddy Bolden born - September 6, 1877
Sep 6, 2019 • 6 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices…
Igor Gouzenko defected to Canada - September 5, 1945
Sep 5, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1945, Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko defected to Canada. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pearl Street Station began generating electricity - September 4, 1882
Sep 4, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1882, Edison’s Pearl Street Station in Manhattan began generating electricity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dagen H - September 3, 1967
Sep 3, 2019 • 6 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rock Springs Massacre - September 2, 1885
Sep 2, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1885, white miners killed Chinese miners and looted and burned their homes in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Libyan coup d’état - September 1, 1969
Sep 1, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1969, the Free Officers Movement overthrew King Idris I, and Muammar Gaddafi assumed power. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Lee Kuan Yew declared de facto independence - August 31, 1963
Aug 31, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1963, the prime minister of Singapore declared de facto independence for the country. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Steamship Moravia cholera epidemic - Aug 30, 1892
Aug 30, 2019 • 8 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Wendell Scott born - August 29, 1921
Aug 29, 2019 • 7 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Carrington event - August 28, 1859
Aug 28, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in history, one of the largest recorded geomagnetic storms, known as the Carrington event, began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Eruption of Krakatau peaked - August 27, 1883
Aug 27, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1883, the eruption of Krakatau reached its climax. It was one of the deadliest eruptions in modern history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mother Teresa born - August 26, 1910
Aug 26, 2019 • 7 min
Mother Teresa, whose charitable work has been called into question, was born on this day in 1910. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters first meeting - August 25, 1925
Aug 25, 2019 • 7 min
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…
Tuskegee Syphilis Study investigation announced - August 24, 1972
Aug 24, 2019 • 8 min
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…
Norrmalmstorg robbery - August 23, 1973
Aug 23, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1973, a bank robbery and hostage crisis in Stockholm, Sweden, led to the coining of the term “Stockholm Syndrome.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910 signed - August 22, 1910
Aug 22, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1910, the Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910 was signed, and Japan formally annexed Korea. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Vincenzo Peruggia stole “Mona Lisa” - August 21, 1911
Aug 21, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia stole the “Mona Lisa” from the Louvre museum. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Darwin-Wallace paper on natural selection published - August 20, 1858
Aug 20, 2019 • 7 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Mary Ellen Pleasant born - August 19, 1814
Aug 19, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1814, entrepreneur and abolitionist Mary Ellen Pleasant was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pendle witch trials began - August 18, 1612
Aug 18, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1612, the Pendle witch trials began in England. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Marcus Garvey born - August 17, 1887
Aug 17, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1887, activist and journalist Marcus Garvey, namesake of the ideology of Garveyism, was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dole Air Race - August 16, 1927
Aug 16, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1927, an air race sponsored by James D. Dole and marked by tragedy began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Wow! signal received - August 15, 1977
Aug 15, 2019 • 5 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” released - August 14, 1975
Aug 14, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1975, the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” premiered in London. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Margaret Tafoya born - August 13, 1904
Aug 13, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1904, Tewa potter Margaret Tafoya was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Last quagga died - August 12, 1883
Aug 12, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1883, the last quagga died in a zoo in Amsterdam. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Watts Riots began - August 11, 1965
Aug 11, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1965, the Watts Riots began in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Louvre opened as museum - August 10, 1793
Aug 10, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1793, the Louvre opened to the public as a museum. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Construction began on Leaning Tower of Pisa - August 9, 1173
Aug 9, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1173, the foundation stones for the Leaning Tower of Pisa were laid. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
8888 Uprising - August 8, 1988
Aug 8, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1988, massive strikes and protests broke out around Myanmar in opposition to the government. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Kon-Tiki arrived at Raroia atoll - August 7, 1947
Aug 7, 2019 • 7 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First website went live to public - August 6, 1991
Aug 6, 2019 • 6 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Gowrie Conpsiracy - August 5, 1600
Aug 5, 2019 • 5 min
On this day in 1600, John Ruthven, 3rd earl of Gowrie, and his younger brother Alexander Ruthven were killed under mysterious circumstances. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Germany Schaefer stole first base - August 4, 1911
Aug 4, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, baseball player Herman “Germany” Schaefer stole first base from second base. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
La Scala opera house inaugurated - August 3, 1778
Aug 3, 2019 • 5 min
La Scala opera house was inaugurated on this day in 1778. Learn more about La Scala in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-la-scala-opera-house.htm. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Berta Lutz born - August 2, 1874
Aug 2, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1874, scientist and women’s rights activist Berta Lutz was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jackie Ormes born - August 1, 1911
Aug 1, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1911, cartoonist Jackie Ormes was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Germany deployed fighters against Night Witches - July 31, 1943
Jul 31, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, Germany targeted the Soviets’ 588th Night Bomber Regiment, aka the Night Witches, with tracers and deployed night fighters. Learn more about the Night Witches in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at…
Giorgio Vasari born - July 30, 1511
Jul 30, 2019 • 5 min
On this day in 1511, artist, architect, and writer Giorgio Vasari was born. You can learn more about Vasari in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/giorgio-vasari.htm. Learn more about your ad-choices…
Arc de Triomphe inaugurated - July 29, 1836
Jul 29, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1836, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris was inaugurated. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Beatrix Potter born - July 28, 1866
Jul 28, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1866, children’s author Beatrix Potter was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Thermidorian Reaction - July 27, 1794
Jul 27, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1794, members of the National Convention arrested Maximilien Robespierre and some of his supporters, in what became known as the Thermidorian Reaction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“Unua Libro” first published - July 26, 1887
Jul 26, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1887, “Unua Libro,” the first book to describe the international language of Esperanto, was published in Warsaw. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First person born via IVF - July 25, 1978
Jul 25, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown became the first person to be born through in vitro fertilization. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Agnes Meyer Driscoll born - July 24, 1889
Jul 24, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1889, cryptanalyst Agnes Meyer Driscoll was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ford sold first automobile - July 23, 1903
Jul 23, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1903, the Ford Motor Company sold its first Model A. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Emma Lazarus born - July 22, 1849
Jul 22, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1849, Jewish-American writer Emma Lazarus was born. Learn more about Emma Lazarus at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/emma-lazarus.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Crete earthquake - July 21, 365 C.E.
Jul 21, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 365 C.E., an earthquake off the coast of Crete triggered a tsunami and destruction in the Eastern Mediterranean. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apollo 11 landed on the moon - July 20, 1969
Jul 20, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon, making Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong the first people to walk on the moon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Red Summer riots in Washington, D.C. - July 19, 1919
Jul 19, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1919, race riots began in Washington, D.C., during the period of increased anti-Black violence known as Red Summer. Learn more about Red Summer in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at…
Football War cease-fire - July 18, 1969
Jul 18, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1969, a cease-fire was called in the so-called Football War, or Soccer War, between El Salvador and Honduras. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mary Leakey discovered Paranthropus boisei skull - July 17, 1959
Jul 17, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1959, paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey discovered the skull of a hominin called Paranthropus boisei, also known as Zinj or the Nutcracker Man. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Elizabeth Jennings removed from streetcar in New York - July 16, 1854
Jul 16, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1854, Elizabeth Jennings was forcefully removed from a segregated streetcar in New York. Learn more about Elizabeth Jennings Graham in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at…
Maggie L. Walker born - July 15, 1864
Jul 15, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1864, Maggie Walker was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring passed - July 14, 1933
Jul 14, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1933, Nazi Germany passed the Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First FIFA World Cup - July 13, 1930
Jul 13, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1930, Uruguay hosted the first FIFA World Cup. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
William Walker usurped Nicaraguan presidency - July 12, 1856
Jul 12, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1856, American filibuster William Walker set himself up as president of Nicaragua. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Andrée’s Arctic balloon expedition began - July 11, 1897
Jul 11, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1897, S. A. Andrée, Nils Strindberg, and Knut Fraenkel began their doomed journey to the North Pole on a hot air balloon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nicolás Guillén born - July 10, 1902
Jul 10, 2019 • 7 min
On this day 1902, Cuban writer and activist Nicolás Guillén was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Great Train Wreck of 1918 - July 9, 1918
Jul 9, 2019 • 7 min
Great Train Wreck of 1918 - July 9, 1918 | The Great Train Wreck of 1918 happened on this day when two trains in Nashville collided head-on, killing and injuring hundreds of people. You can learn more about the disaster in an episode of Stuff You Missed…
Roswell Incident press release issued - July 8, 1947
Jul 8, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1947, Roswell Army Air Field issued a press release saying a flying saucer had been found near Roswell, New Mexico. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First wrapped, automatically sliced loaves of bread sold - July 7, 1928
Jul 7, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1928, the Chillicothe Baking Company sold the first pre-sliced, wrapped loaves of bread. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Piper Alpha disaster - July 6, 1988
Jul 6, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, the Piper Alpha oil rig exploded and caught fire. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dolly the Sheep born - July 5, 1996
Jul 5, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1996, the cloned sheep Dolly was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mars Pathfinder landed on Mars - July 4, 1997
Jul 4, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1997, Mars Pathfinder landed on Mars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
World speed record for steam locomotive set - July 3, 1938
Jul 3, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1938, the world speed record for steam locomotives was set when Mallard went 126 miles per hour. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Patrice Lumumba born - July 2, 1925
Jul 2, 2019 • 7 min
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
Ghana declared a republic - July 1, 1960
Jul 1, 2019 • 7 min
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
Tunguska event - June 30, 1908
Jun 30, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1908, an explosion occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Russia that was likely caused by a meteorite or comet bursting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Moctezuma II died - June 29, 1520
Jun 29, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1520, Aztec emperor Moctezuma died, either at the hands of Spaniards or Aztecs unhappy with his rule. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Stonewall raid and riots - June 28, 1969
Jun 28, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1968, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, sparking nights of riots that became a major moment of resistance in the history of the LGBTQ rights movement. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
E.R. Braithwaite born - June 27, 1912
Jun 27, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1912, writer, social worker, teacher, and diplomat E.R. Braithwaite was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Big Bill Broonzy born - June 26, 1893 or 1903
Jun 26, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1893 or 1903, blues musician Big Bill Broonzy was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First photo to illustrate newspaper report taken - June 25, 1848
Jun 25, 2019 • 6 min
Charles-François Thibault took three photos during the June Days uprising on this day and the following in 1848. Two of them became the first photos to accompany a newspaper report. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Dancing mania outbreak - June 24, 1374
Jun 24, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1374, a dancing mania outbreak began in Aachen, Germany. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Battle of Zacatecas - June 23, 1914
Jun 23, 2019 • 6 min
The bloodiest battle in the revolution to overthrow Victoriano Huerta — the Battle of Zacatecas, or La Toma de Zacatecas — took place on this day in 1914. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Galileo sentenced by Inquisition - June 22, 1633
Jun 22, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in history, the Roman Inquisition sentenced Galileo Galilei for being “vehemently suspect of heresy.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ferris wheel debuted - June 21, 1893
Jun 21, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1893, the Ferris Wheel debuted at the World’s Fair in Chicago. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Siege of the Legation Quarter began - June 20, 1900
Jun 20, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1900, the seige of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China, during the Boxer Rebellion began. https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/boxer-rebellion.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Abolition of slavery announced in Texas (Juneteenth) - June 19, 1865
Jun 19, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger announced the abolition of slavery in Galveston, Texas. The day is now commemorated as Juneteenth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Kasato Maru arrived at Santos - June 18, 1908
Jun 18, 2019 • 7 min
This day in 1908 marked the beginning of Japanese mass immigration to Brazil when the ship Kasato Maru arrived at the port of Santos in Brazil. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mumtaz Mahal died - June 17, 1631
Jun 17, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1631, Mumtaz Mahal died from complications of childbirth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Valentina Tereshkova became first woman in space - June 16, 1963
Jun 16, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly into space. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
General Slocum disaster - June 15, 1904
Jun 15, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1904, a fire on the paddle steamer General Slocum caused more than a thousand deaths. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bear Flag Revolt began - June 14, 1846
Jun 14, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1846, the Bear Flag Revolt began when a group of Americans invaded Sonoma. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Luis W. Alvarez born - June 13, 1911
Jun 13, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1911, physicist and Nobel Prize winner Luis W. Alavarez was born. Learn more about Alvarez in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/tags/luis-w-alvarez.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Anne Frank born - Jun 12, 1929
Jun 12, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1929, Anne Frank was born in Germany. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Occupation of Alcatraz ended - June 11, 1971
Jun 11, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1971, the occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes ended when federal marshals removed the Native Americans who remained on the island. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Myall Creek massacre - June 10, 1838
Jun 10, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1838, the Myall Creek Massacre occurred in New South Wales. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bertha von Suttner born - June 9, 1843
Jun 9, 2019 • 8 min
On this day, writer, pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Bertha von Suttner was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nick Út took “napalm girl” photo - June 8, 1972
Jun 8, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1972, photographer Nick Út took the Pulitzer Prize-winning image that became known as the “napalm girl” photo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Paul Blobel (of Aktion 1005) executed - June 7, 1951
Jun 7, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, Paul Blobel — leader of the Aktion 1005 operation to get rid of evidence of Nazi mass murders — was executed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“Tetris” released - June 6, 1984
Jun 6, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1984, the video game “Tetris” was released. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First AIDS report - June 5, 1981
Jun 5, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1981, the first report on AIDS was published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, before AIDS was identified as a syndrome. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Government junta of Chile began - June 4, 1932
Jun 4, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1932, the goverment junta of Chile began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Zoot Suit Riots began - June 3, 1943
Jun 3, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1943, the Zoot Suit Riots began in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pemulwuy died - June 2, 1802
Jun 2, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1802, Aboriginal resistance leader Pemulwuy died. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Isabella Baumfree took name Sojourner Truth - June 1, 1843
Jun 1, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1843, Isabella Baumfree took the name Sojourner Truth. Truth went on to become an abolitionist and advocate for Black and women’s rights. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Samuel Pepys’ last diary entry - May 31, 1669
May 31, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1669, English naval administrator Samuel Pepys wrote his last diary entry. Learn more about Samuel Pepys in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/samuel-pepys-beyond-the-diary.htm Learn…
First known summit of Mount Everest - May 30, 1953
May 30, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1953, Nepalese sherpa Tenzing Norgay and climber Edmund Hillary became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain above sea level. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Solar eclipse helped prove general relativity - May 29, 1919
May 29, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1919, a total solar eclipse experiment helped prove Einstein’s recently proposed general theory of relativity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ruby Payne-Scott born - May 28, 1912
May 28, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1912, Ruby Payne-Scott, the first female radio astronomer in Australia, was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Battle of Tsushima - May 27, 1905
May 27, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1905, the Battle of Tsushima, part of the Russo-Japanese war, began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Frankie Manning born - May 26, 1914
May 26, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1914, dancer and Lindy Hop innovator Frankie Manning was born. Find out more about Frankie Manning in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/tags/lindy-hop.htms Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Organization of African Unity founded - May 25,1963
May 25, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1963, the Organization of African Unity was founded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First Eurovision Song Contest - May 24, 1956
May 24, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1956, the first Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, Switzerland. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Second Defenestration of Prague - May 23, 1618
May 23, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1618, two regents were thrown from a window in the Prague Castle, an incident now known as the Second Defenestration of Prague. For more on this subect, listen to an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class on the Defenestrations of…
Great Chilean Earthquake - May 22, 1960
May 22, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1960, the largest earthquake in recorded history, a magnitude 9.5, hit off the coast of Chile. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
White Night riots - May 21, 1979
May 21, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1979, riots took place in San Francisco in the aftermath of the trial for Mayor George Moscone and city supervisor Harvey Milk’s assassination. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Amelia Earhart began solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic - May 20, 1932
May 20, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland on her first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, becoming the first woman to complete such a trip. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Lorraine Hansberry born - May 19, 1930
May 19, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1930, playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry was born in Chicago. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Antikythera mechanism discovered - May 18, 1902
May 18, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1902, the Antikythera mechanism was discovered. Learn more about the mechanism at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-antikythera-mechanism.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First Kentucky Derby - May 17, 1875
May 17, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1875, the first Kentucky Derby was held in Louisville. Learn more about the derby at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/kentucky-derby-50-years.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First Academy Awards ceremony - May 16, 1929
May 16, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held its first Academy Awards ceremony. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mickey and Minnie Mouse debuted - May 15, 1928
May 15, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1928, Mickey and Minnie Mouse debuted in a test screening of the animated short “Plane Crazy.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Israel created - May 14, 1948
May 14, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1948, the State of Israel was created. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Philadelphia MOVE bombing - May 13, 1985
May 13, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1985, police bombed the house where members of the MOVE organization lived in West Philadelphia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dorothy Hodgkin born - May 12, 1910
May 12, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1910, Nobel-prize winning chemist Dorothy Hodgkin was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Diamond Sutra printed - May 11, 868
May 11, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 868, a copy of the Diamond Sutra was published. It is the oldest surviving complete dated and printed book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Astor Place Riot - May 10, 1849
May 10, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1849, a riot broke out at the Astor Place Opera House in New York. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First public demonstration of the Kinetoscope - May 9, 1893
May 9, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1893, the Kinetoscope had its first public demonstration at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sétif and Guelma massacre began - May 8, 1945
May 8, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1945, the massacre of Algerian civilians by French authorities and European Algerians began in retaliation for anti-colonial demonstrations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Munch’s ‘The Scream’ recovered - May 7, 1994
May 7, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1994, one version of Edvard Munch’s famous painting “The Scream” was recovered months after it was stolen from the National Gallery in Norway. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Katie Sandwina born - May 6, 1884
May 6, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1884, circus performer and strongwoman Katie Sandwina was born. Learn more about Katie in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-glamorous-strongwoman.htm. Learn more about your…
Indian Vaccination Act - May 5, 1832
May 5, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1832, the Indian Vaccination Act went into effect, providing for the vaccination of thousands of Native Americans from smallpox. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May Fourth Incident - May 4, 1919
May 4, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1919, thousands of students gathered at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to protest the Paris Peace Conference. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“Raja Harischandra” released - May 3, 1913
May 3, 2019 • 7 min
“Raja Harischandra,” considered by many to be the first full-length Indian feature film, was released on this day in 1913. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Isabel González born - May 2, 1882
May 2, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1882, Puerto Rican activist Isabel González was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Cato Street Conspirators executed - May 1, 1820
May 1, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1820, the conspirators who plotted to assassinate the entire British Cabinet were executed for high treason. Learn more about the conspiracy at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/cato-street-conspiracy.htm Learn more about your…
Bristol Bus Boycott - April 30, 1963
Apr 30, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1963, West Indians in Bristol, England, boycotted the Bristol Omnibus Company for its refusal to hire people of color as bus crew. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First African-American college chartered - April 29, 1854
Apr 29, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1854, the Ashmun Institute, now called Lincoln University, was chartered as a college for Black men. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Fanny and Stella arrested - April 28, 1870
Apr 28, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1870, performers Fanny and Stella were arrested for “public mischief” for cross-dressing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sultana explosion - April 27, 1865
Apr 27, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded, killing an estimate of nearly 2,000 people. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Chernobyl disaster - April 26, 1986
Apr 26, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1986, a chemical explosion in a nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Ukraine triggered one of the worst nuclear disasters ever. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Watson and Crick’s article on discovery of DNA’s structure published - April, 25 1953
Apr 25, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1953, Watson and Crick’s article on their discovery of the structure of DNA was published in the journal Nature. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Kinder Scout mass trespass - April 24, 1932
Apr 24, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1932, hundreds of ramblers protested being denied access to open country by trespassing at Kinder Scout, a moorland plateau in England. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
New Coke introduced - April 23, 1985
Apr 23, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1985, Coca-Cola launched New Coke, the reformulated version of its flagship drink. Coke drinkers did not respond well to the new taste, to say the least. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
TV coverage of McCarthy hearings began - April 22, 1954
Apr 22, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1954, the Army-McCarthy Senate hearings began which resulted in the end of the McCarthy era. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mattachine Society “sip-in” - April 21, 1966
Apr 21, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1966, members of the gay rights organization the Mattachine Society staged a “sip-in” to protest gay people being refused service at bars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood” anti-immigration speech - April 20, 1968
Apr 20, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1968, Conservative MP gave an anti-immigration speech that became known as the “Rivers of Blood” speech. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oliver Haugh executed by electric chair - April 19, 1907
Apr 19, 2019 • 7 min
Oliver Haugh, who had been convicted of killing his family, was executed by electric chair on this day in 1907. Listen to the two-part episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class on Oliver Haugh here:…
Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery - April 18, 1688
Apr 18, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1688, four Quakers in Germantown, Pennsylvania, authored a petition against slavery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Constantin von Economo announced the spread of encephalitis lethargica - April 17, 1917
Apr 17, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1917, neurologist Constantin von Economo announced the probable spread of a viral disease, encephalitis lethargica, at a spread of a viral disease at a meeting of the Vienna Society for Psychiatry and Neurology. Listen to the Stuff You…
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun born - April 16, 1755
Apr 16, 2019 • 7 min
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, a famous 18th-century artist who would go on to paint 30 portraits of Queen Marie Antoinette, was born in Paris on this day in 1755. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Tiananmen Square protests began - April 15, 1989
Apr 15, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1989, the death of reformer Hu Yaobang sparked pro-democracy protests in China. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Violet Jessop survived sinking Titanic - April 14, 1912
Apr 14, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1912, stewardess Violet Jessop escaped the sinking Titanic on a lifeboat. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Colfax massacre - April 13, 1873
Apr 13, 2019 • 7 min
One of the deadliest racial incidents during the Reconstruction Era happened on this day in 1873, when a massacre broke out in the aftermath of a controversial election. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Yuri Gagarin became first person in space - April 12, 1961
Apr 12, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited Earth once, earning him the title of the first person to travel in space. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Idi Amin deposed - April 11, 1979
Apr 11, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1979, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was deposed and fled the country. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Statute of Anne went into effect - April 10, 1710
Apr 10, 2019 • 7 min
The Statute of Anne, widely recognized the first full copyright law, went into force on this day in 1710. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mary Winston Jackson born - April 9, 1921
Apr 9, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1921, Mary Winston Jackson was born in Hampton, Virginia. She would go on to become NASA’s first Black female engineer. You can find an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class on Jackson at…
Venus de Milo discovered - April 8, 1820
Apr 8, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1820, the now-famous sculpture known as the Venus de Milo was uncovered on the Aegean island of Melos. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rwandan Genocide began - April 7, 1994
Apr 7, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1994, the Rwandan military and Hutu militia groups began killing Tutsis and moderate Hutu politicians, inciting a genocide that lasted 100 days. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dred and Harriet Scott filed petitions to sue for freedom - April 6, 1846
Apr 6, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1846, Dred and Harriet Scott, an enslaved husband and wife, filed petitions to sue for their freedom in the St. Louis Circuit Court. Listen to the two-part Stuff You Missed in History Class episode on Dred Scott at…
Pocahontas married John Rolfe - April 5, 1614
Apr 5, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1614, Pocahontas married colonist John Rolfe married. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers Beyond Vietnam speech - April 4, 1967
Apr 4, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1967, Dr. Martin Luther KIng, Jr. gave his Beyond Vietnam speech, denouncing the war in Vietnam. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pony express founded - April 3, 1860
Apr 3, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1860, the Pony Express mail service was founded. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sverdlovsk anthrax leak - April 2, 1979
Apr 2, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1979, an accidental anthrax leak in a microbiology facility in Sverdlovsk in the Soviet Union caused dozens of people to fall ill. The Soviet Union would deny a leak happened until years later. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
First TV picture from space - April 1, 1960
Apr 1, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1960, the first TV picture from space was taken by the TIROS-1 weather satellite. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Hays Code ratified - March 31, 1930
Mar 31, 2019 • 23 min
It’s the last day of women’s history month, and it’s our last special Sunday episode celebrating women’s contributions to society. Today, we welcome Professor Nora Gilbert, who speaks with me about the Hays Motion Picture Production Code censorship wasn’t…
Dr. Crawford Long first used ether anesthesia - March 30, 1842
Mar 30, 2019 • 7 min
Crawford Long, a doctor in Georgia, became the first to use inhaled ether anesthesia in surgery on this day in 1842. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sepoy Rebellion - March 29, 1857
Mar 29, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1857, a 29-year-old sepoy named Mangal Pandey attacked two British officers, which set off more than a year long rebellion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Fred Hoyle coined “big bang” - March 28, 1949
Mar 28, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1949, British astronomer Fred Hoyle coined the term “big bang.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“Typhoid Mary” Mallon quarantined for final time - March 27, 1915
Mar 27, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1915, domestic cook Mary Mallon was quarantined for the second, and final, time on North Brother Island for being a typhoid carrier. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“The Gerry-mander” was born - March 26, 1812
Mar 26, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1812, a headline in the Boston Gazette read “The Gerry-mander”, accompanied by a satirical illustration of the district that Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry lived in. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire - March 25, 1911
Mar 25, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory caught fire, and more than 100 workers died. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
1921 Women’s Olympiad began - March 24, 1921
Mar 24, 2019 • 15 min
Today, Anney Reese from the podcasts Stuff Mom Never Told You and Savor joins me to talk about the 1921 Women’s Olympiad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Henry “Box” Brown mailed himself to freedom - March 23, 1849
Mar 23, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1849, an enslaved man named Henry Brown packed himself up in a box and was shipped to Pennsylvania, a free state. Listen to the Stuff You Missed in History Class episode on Henry Brown here:…
Yuan Shikai abdicated - March 22, 1916
Mar 22, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1916, Chinese emperor Yuan Shikai abdicated the throne and announced he would resume his presidency. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Alcatraz closed - March 21, 1963
Mar 21, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1963, the maximum-security prison Alcatraz closed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Fred Rogers was born - March 20, 1928
Mar 20, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1928, Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” fame was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Harlem Riot of 1935 - March 19, 1935
Mar 19, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1935, a petty theft in a S.H. Kress store and rumors a Black Puerto Rican boy’s death led to an all-out riot in Harlem. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist - March 18, 1990
Mar 18, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1990, two thieves disguised as police officers broke into the Gardner Museum in Boston and stole millions of dollars worth of art that was never recovered. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bayard Rustin born - March 17, 1912
Mar 17, 2019 • 7 min
Labor and civil rights movement leader Bayard Rustin was born on this day in 1912. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
My Lai Massacre - March 16, 1968
Mar 16, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1968, hundreds of Vietnamese civilians were killed by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Julius Caesar assassinated - March 15, 44 B.C.E.
Mar 15, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 44 B.C.E., Julius Caesar was assassinated. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte received an M.D. - March 14, 1889
Mar 14, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1889, Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte became the first Native American woman in the U.S. to receive a medical degree. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Deaf President Now protest ended - March 13, 1988
Mar 13, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1988, protests at Gallaudet University in support of naming the school’s first deaf president ended. Dr. I. King Jordan, a deaf man, became the university’s president. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Salt March began - March 12, 1930
Mar 12, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1930, Gandhi and dozens of his followers set out on the Salt March to protest the salt tax and the British Raj. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First public basketball game - March 11, 1892
Mar 11, 2019 • 6 min
The first public basketball game took place on this day in 1892. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Lillian Wald born - March 10, 1867
Mar 10, 2019 • 17 min
Today on the show, we celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring the life and work of Lillian Wald with special guest Marjorie Feld, who wrote the book “Lillian Wald: A Biography.” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Barbie doll introduced - March 9, 1959
Mar 9, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1959, the Barbie doll was introduced at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
February Revolution Began - March 8, 1917
Mar 8, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1917, the February Revolution began in Russia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bloody Sunday in Selma - March 7, 1965
Mar 7, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1965, about 600 people set out from Selma, Alabama, to begin a 50-mile march to Montgomery. But not long after they left, law enforcement stopped the march with violence. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Cassie Chadwick trial started - March 6, 1905
Mar 6, 2019 • 8 min
Cassie Chadwick was a career con artist who claimed to be Andrew Carnegie’s daughter. On this day in 1905, her trial began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Boston Massacre - March 5, 1770
Mar 5, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1770, a brawl broke out in Boston and turned into a deadly fight. The fight, which became known as the Boston Massacre, helped pave the way for the American Revolution Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Hindenburg’s first flight - March 4, 1936
Mar 4, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1936, the Hindenburg zeppelin took its first test flight. The Hindenburg’s service would end when it caught on fire on May 6, 1937. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Delta Sigma Theta’s First Public Act - March 3, 1913
Mar 3, 2019 • 15 min
On this day in 1913, Delta Sigma Theta attended the Women’s Suffrage March for their first public act. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Last attempted assassination of Queen Victoria - March 2, 1882
Mar 2, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1882, a man named Roderick Maclean attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. It was the eighth and last time someone would try to assassinate the Queen. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Lindbergh baby kidnapped - March 1, 1932
Mar 1, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1932, Charles Lindbergh Jr., the son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and Anne Lindbergh, was kidnapped. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Tichborne trial ended - Feb. 28, 1874
Feb 28, 2019 • 10 min
On this day in 1874, a man who claimed to be the heir of the Tichborne estate was found guilty of perjury. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Letter published on discovery of the neutron - Feb. 27, 1932
Feb 27, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1932, the journal Nature published a letter by English physicist James Chadwick that detailed his possible discovery of the neutron. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First jazz recording made - Feb. 26, 1917
Feb 26, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1917, the Original Dixieland Jass Band made the first jazz recording. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Hiram Revels became first African-American U.S. senator - Feb. 25, 1870
Feb 25, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1870, Hiram Revels became the first African-American U.S. senator. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Marbury v. Madison decided - Feb. 24, 1803
Feb 24, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1803, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison was decided, establishing judicial review. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dr. Jonas Salk’s Polio Vaccine Trials Began - Feb. 23, 1954
Feb 23, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1954, Dr Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine trials began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Members of White Rose executed - Feb. 22, 1943
Feb 22, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1943, White rose members Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst were executed for passing out anti-Nazi pamphlets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Malcolm X assassinated - Feb. 21, 1965
Feb 21, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1965, Black nationalist leader Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ansel Adams born - Feb. 20, 1902
Feb 20, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1902, renowned photographer Ansel Adams was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 - Feb. 19, 1942
Feb 19, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1942, FDR signed Executive Order 9066, which authorized military commanders to prescribe certain areas as “military zones,” which made it legal to incarcerate Japanese Americans in US concentration camps. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Pluto discovered - Feb. 18, 1930
Feb 18, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1930, junior astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered that Pluto was a planet. Learn even more about Pluto on the episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, Pluto: The Demoted Dwarf Planet. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
The Armory Show opened in New York City - Feb. 17, 1913
Feb 17, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1913, the Armory Show, an exhibition showcasing modern art by hundreds of American and European artists, opened in New York City. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Fidel Castro sworn in as Cuban prime minister - Feb. 16, 1959
Feb 16, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1959, Fidel Castro was sworn in as the prime minister of Cuba. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
John “Black” Caesar died - Feb. 15, 1796
Feb 15, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1796, Australia’s first bushranger, John “Black” Caesar, died. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Telephone Patent Dispute began - Feb. 14, 1876
Feb 14, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1876, inventors Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray both filed patent documents for their telephone designs, starting a years-long controversy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Massacre of Glencoe - Feb. 13, 1692
Feb 13, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1692, soldiers brutally killed members of the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe after staying in the MacDonalds’ homes for nearly two weeks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
NAACP founded - Feb. 12, 1909
Feb 12, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1909, an interracial group of American leaders met in New York to call for an organization that would fight for African American civil and political rights. This event is considered the founding meeting of the NAACP. Learn more about your…
Emma Goldman arrested - Feb. 11, 1916
Feb 11, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1916, anarchist and activist Emma Goldman was arrested for distributing information on birth control. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
St. Scholastica Day Riots began - Feb. 10, 1355
Feb 10, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1355, riots broke out in Oxford, England, when a couple of university students incited a pub brawl over bad wine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Mud March - Feb. 9, 1907
Feb 9, 2019 • 9 min
On this day in 1907, thousands of suffragists marched from Hyde Park to Exeter Hall in London in what became known as the Mud March. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dawes Act Signed into Law - Feb. 8, 1887
Feb 8, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1887, U.S. President Grover Cleveland signed the Dawes General Allotment Act into law. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Negro History Week launched - Feb. 7, 1926
Feb 7, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1926, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History launched Negro History Week, which was later extended to Black History Month. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Treaty of Waitangi signed - Feb. 6, 1840
Feb 6, 2019 • 9 min
Maori chiefs and representatives of the British Crown signed the Treaty of Waitangi on this day in 1840. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
New Hermitage Museum opened to public - Feb. 5, 1852
Feb 5, 2019 • 7 min
The New Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg opened to the public on this day in 1852. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Codex Sinaiticus identified - Feb. 4, 1859
Feb 4, 2019 • 9 min
Constantin von Tischendorf identified the Codex Sinaiticus, or Sinai Bible, on this day in 1859. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Deadliest snowstorm in recorded history - Feb. 3, 1972
Feb 3, 2019 • 5 min
On this day in 1972, the deadliest blizzard ever recorded started in Iran. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Alexander Selkirk rescued - Feb. 2, 1709
Feb 2, 2019 • 8 min
Alexander Selkirk had been stranded on an island in the South Pacific for over four years. On this day in 1709, he was rescued. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Greensboro sit-ins began - Feb. 1, 1960
Feb 1, 2019 • 7 min
The Greensboro sit-ins began on this day in 1960. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Battle of George Square riots - Jan. 31, 1919
Jan 31, 2019 • 8 min
The Battle of George Square riots broke out in Glasgow, Scotland, on this day in 1919. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Final Beatles performance - Jan. 30, 1969
Jan 30, 2019 • 6 min
The Beatles played their last public show on a rooftop in London on this day in 1969. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Karl Benz patented the Motorwagen - Jan. 29, 1886
Jan 29, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1886, German engineer Karl Benz applied for a patent for his Motorwagen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“Pride and Prejudice” published - Jan. 28, 1813
Jan 28, 2019 • 8 min
“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen was originally published on this day in 1813. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Liberation of Auschwitz - Jan. 27 1945
Jan 27, 2019 • 7 min
Soviet forces liberated the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz on this day in 1945. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Cascadia Earthquake of 1700 struck off the Pacific Northwest coast - Jan. 26, 2019
Jan 26, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1700, a massive earthquake struck off the Pacific Northwest coast in North America. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nellie Bly’s round-the-world trip ended - Jan. 25, 1890
Jan 25, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1890, journalist Nellie Bly ended her 72-day trip around the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Maria Tallchief born - Jan. 24, 1925
Jan 24, 2019 • 9 min
Ballerina Maria Tallchief was born on this day in 1925. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female M.D. in the United States - Jan. 23, 1849
Jan 23, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to get a medical degree from a medical school. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dr. Curtis Welch sent an urgent telegram asking for diphtheria serum - Jan. 22, 1925
Jan 22, 2019 • 8 min
On this day in 1925, Dr. Curtis Welch sent an urgent telegram in an effort to stop a diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Irish War of Independence began - Jan. 21, 1919
Jan 21, 2019 • 8 min
The Irish War of Independence began on this day in 1919. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Iran Hostage Crisis Ended - Jan. 20, 1981
Jan 20, 2019 • 7 min
The Iran Hostage Crisis ended on this day in 1981, minutes after the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Zimmermann Telegram Sent - Jan. 19, 1917
Jan 19, 2019 • 5 min
The German ambassador to Mexico received a coded telegram from German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmerman on this day in 1917. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Gilles Garnier Convicted of Lycanthropy - Jan. 18, 1573
Jan 18, 2019 • 6 min
Gilles Garnier, the Werewolf of Dole, was convicted of lycanthropy on this day in 1573. Find out more in the October 28, 2015 Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawaii Overthrown - Jan. 17, 1893
Jan 17, 2019 • 6 min
Businessmen aided by U.S. troops overthrew Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawaii on this day in 1893. The July 7 and 12, 2010 episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class have more detail. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
18th Amendment Ratified - Jan. 16, 1919
Jan 16, 2019 • 6 min
The 18th Amendment to the U.S. constitution was ratified on this day in 1919, prohibiting the sale, manufacture and transport of alcohol. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Boston Molasses Flood - Jan. 15, 1919
Jan 15, 2019 • 6 min
The Boston Molasses Flood took place on this day in 1919. Get more to the story in the October 5, 2009 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
George Wallace’s “Segregation Forever” Speech - Jan. 14, 1963
Jan 14, 2019 • 6 min
George Wallace was inaugurated as governor of Alabama on this day in 1963, giving his infamous “Segregation Now, Segregation Forever” speech. There’s more in the November 30, 2016 Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Nika Riots - Jan. 13, 532
Jan 13, 2019 • 7 min
The Nika Riots began in Constantinople on this day in 532. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Schoolhouse Blizzard - Jan. 12, 1888
Jan 12, 2019 • 6 min
The Schoolhouse Blizzard took place on this day in 1888. You can learn more in the January 18, 2016 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oral Arguments in Hernandez v. Texas - Jan. 11, 1954
Jan 11, 2019 • 7 min
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hernandez v. Texas on this day in 1954. There’s more in the September 27, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Caesar Crossed the Rubicon - Jan. 10, 49 BCE
Jan 10, 2019 • 6 min
Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon on this day in 49 BCE. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First Modern Circus - Jan. 9, 1768
Jan 9, 2019 • 5 min
The first modern circus performance took place on this day in 1768. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Karl M. Baer Legally Recognized as Male - Jan.8, 1907
Jan 8, 2019 • 6 min
Karl M. Baer was legally recognized as male on this day in 1907. He had been assigned female at birth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Marian Anderson at the Metropolitan Opera - Jan. 7, 1955
Jan 7, 2019 • 6 min
Marian Anderson became the first Black performer to take the stage at the Metropolitan Opera on this day in 1955. There’s more in the August 1, 2011 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Marian Anderson - The Lady from Philadelphia.” Learn more…
Night of the Big Wind - Jan. 6, 1839
Jan 6, 2019 • 6 min
The Night of the Big Wind began on this day in 1839. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
King C. Gillette Born - Jan. 5, 1855
Jan 5, 2019 • 5 min
King C. Gillette was born on this day in 1855. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Topsy the Elephant Electrocuted - Jan. 4, 1903
Jan 4, 2019 • 7 min
Topsy the Elephant was electrocuted on this day in 1903. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Lucretia Mott Born - Jan. 3, 1793
Jan 3, 2019 • 6 min
Lucretia Mott was born on this day in 1793. There’s more in the August 15, 2018 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
New Planet Vulcan Announced - Jan. 2, 1860
Jan 2, 2019 • 7 min
A new planet, called Vulcan, was announced on this day in 1860. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Lorenzo de’ Medici Born - Jan. 1, 1449
Jan 1, 2019 • 6 min
Lorenzo de’ Medici was born on this day in 1449. There’s more in the March 31, 2010 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Death at the Duomo: The Pazzi Conspiracy.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Theodosia Burr Alston Disappeared - Dec. 31, 1812
Dec 31, 2018 • 7 min
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
Iroquois Theater Fire - Dec. 30, 1903
Dec 30, 2018 • 7 min
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
Wounded Knee Massacre - Dec. 29, 1890
Dec 29, 2018 • 7 min
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…
First Paid Public Screening of Lumière Brothers Films - Dec. 28, 1895
Dec 28, 2018 • 7 min
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…
Carry Nation Smashed the Bar at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, KS - Dec. 27, 1900
Dec 27, 2018 • 7 min
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…
First Kwanzaa Celebrated - Dec. 26, 1966
Dec 26, 2018 • 6 min
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
Halley’s Comet Returned as Predicted - Dec. 25, 1758
Dec 25, 2018 • 6 min
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
Silent Night’ performed for the first time - Dec. 24, 1818
Dec 24, 2018 • 6 min
Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber performed “Stille Nacht” for the first time at a Christmas Eve mass in Austria on Dec. 24, 1818. There’s more detail in the December 24, 2018 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
First successful living-donor kidney transplantation - Dec. 23, 1954
Dec 23, 2018 • 6 min
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
Alfred Dreyfus Convicted - December 22, 1894
Dec 22, 2018 • 7 min
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
Pan Am Flight 103 Bombed - Dec. 21, 1988
Dec 21, 2018 • 6 min
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
South Carolina Seceded - Dec. 20, 1860
Dec 20, 2018 • 6 min
South Carolina seceded from the Union on this day in 1860. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“A Christmas Carol” Published - Dec. 19, 1843
Dec 19, 2018 • 6 min
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
Piltdown Man’s “Discovery” Announced - Dec. 18, 1912
Dec 18, 2018 • 7 min
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
Saturnalia - Dec. 17
Dec 17, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Boston Tea Party - Dec. 16, 1773
Dec 16, 2018 • 7 min
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
Sitting Bull Killed - Dec. 15, 1890
Dec 15, 2018 • 6 min
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
Roald Amundsen Reaches the South Pole - Dec. 14, 1911
Dec 14, 2018 • 5 min
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
Ibn Battuta Completes His Travelogue - Dec. 13, 1355
Dec 13, 2018 • 6 min
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
Oaks Colliery Explosion - Dec. 12, 1866
Dec 12, 2018 • 6 min
The Oaks Colliery exploded on this day in 1866. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Louis XVI Indicted for Treason - Dec. 11, 1792
Dec 11, 2018 • 9 min
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
300 Million Yen Robbery - Dec. 10, 1968
Dec 10, 2018 • 6 min
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
Cretan Autonomous State Established - Dec. 9, 1898
Dec 9, 2018 • 6 min
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
Christina of Sweden born - Dec. 8, 1626
Dec 8, 2018 • 6 min
Christina of Sweden was born on this day in 1626. In the new-style calendar, she was born Dec. 18. She’s also covered in the October 20, 2014 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Pearl Harbor Attack - Dec. 7, 1941
Dec 7, 2018 • 6 min
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
Halifax Disaster - Dec. 6, 1917
Dec 6, 2018 • 6 min
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
Mary Celeste Spotted Adrift - Dec. 5, 1872
Dec 5, 2018 • 5 min
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
Rainer Maria Rilke Born - Dec. 4, 1875
Dec 4, 2018 • 6 min
Rainer Maria Rilke was born on this day in 1875. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Kapenguria Six Trial Began - Dec. 3, 1952
Dec 3, 2018 • 6 min
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
Monroe Doctrine - Dec. 2, 1823
Dec 2, 2018 • 5 min
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
Rosa Parks Refused to Give Up Her Seat - Dec. 1, 1955
Dec 1, 2018 • 6 min
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus on this day in 1955. There’s more in the February 3 and 5, 2014, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Elizabeth I Delivered Golden Speech - Nov. 30, 1601
Nov 30, 2018 • 6 min
Elizabeth I delivered her “Golden Speech” on this day in 1601. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Zong Massacre - Nov. 29, 1781
Nov 29, 2018 • 6 min
The Zong Massacre began on this day in 1781. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Anne Bonny and Mary Read Convicted - November 28, 1720
Nov 28, 2018 • 6 min
Anne Bonny and Mary Read were convicted of piracy on this day in 1720. You can find more to the story in the August 15, 2016 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
George Moscone and Harvey Milk Assassinated - Nov. 27, 1978
Nov 27, 2018 • 6 min
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
Archaeologists Entered King Tut’s Tomb - Nov. 26, 1922
Nov 26, 2018 • 6 min
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
Mirabal Sisters Assassinated - Nov. 25, 1960
Nov 25, 2018 • 6 min
The Mirabal Sisters were assassinated in the Dominican Republic on this day in 1960. You can learn more in the November 21 2018 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
D.B. Cooper Disappeared with Ransom Money - Nov. 24, 1971
Nov 24, 2018 • 6 min
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…
St. John Slave Insurrection - Nov. 23, 1733
Nov 23, 2018 • 6 min
The St. John Slave Insurrection began on this day in 1733. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Blackbeard Killed - Nov. 22, 1718
Nov 22, 2018 • 5 min
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
Mayflower Compact - Nov. 21, 1620
Nov 21, 2018 • 5 min
The Mayflower Compact was signed on this day in 1620. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
A Whale Sank the Essex - Nov. 20, 1820
Nov 20, 2018 • 7 min
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
Indira Gandhi Born - Nov. 19, 1917
Nov 19, 2018 • 7 min
Indira Gandhi was born on this day in 1917. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“Steamboat Willie” Released - Nov. 18, 1928
Nov 18, 2018 • 5 min
“Steamboat Willie” was released on this day in 1928. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
H.H. Holmes Arrested - Nov. 17, 1894.
Nov 17, 2018 • 7 min
H.H. Holmes was arrested on this day in 1894. There’s more in the Jan. 23 and 25, 2012 episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Battle of Cajamarca - Nov. 16, 1532
Nov 16, 2018 • 6 min
The Battle of Cajamarca, also called the Massacre of Cajamarca, took place on this day in 1532. You can learn more in the April 4, 2018 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Sherman’s March to the Sea - Nov. 15, 1864
Nov 15, 2018 • 7 min
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
BBC Began Daily Radio Broadcasting - Nov. 14, 1922
Nov 14, 2018 • 5 min
BBC began daily radio broadcasts on this day in 1922. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bloody Sunday in London - Nov. 13, 1887
Nov 13, 2018 • 6 min
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
Baha’u’llah born - Nov. 12, 1817
Nov 12, 2018 • 6 min
Baha’u’llah, founder of the Baha’i faith, was born on this day in 1817. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
World War I Armistice - Nov. 11, 1918
Nov 11, 2018 • 6 min
The armistice that ended the fighting in World War I was signed on this day in 1918. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Wilmington Coup - Nov. 10, 1898
Nov 10, 2018 • 6 min
The Wilmington Coup began on this day in 1898. You can learn more in the January 15 and 17, 2018 episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Kristallnacht - Nov. 9, 1938
Nov 9, 2018 • 5 min
Kristallnacht began on this day in 1938. You can learn more in the November 7, 2018, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Wilhelm Roentgen Observed X-Rays - Nov. 8, 1895
Nov 8, 2018 • 5 min
Wilhelm Roentgen observed X-rays for the first time on this day in 1895. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bolshevik Revolution - Nov. 7, 1917
Nov 7, 2018 • 5 min
The Russian government was overthrown in the Bolshevik revolution on this day in 1917. This date is also noted as October 25, since Russia was using the Julian calendar at the time. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
U.N. Condemned Apartheid - Nov. 6, 1962
Nov 6, 2018 • 6 min
The United Nations condemned apartheid and asked member states to take action against South Africa on this day in 1962. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Shirley Chisholm Elected to Congress - Nov. 5, 1968
Nov 5, 2018 • 6 min
Shirley Chisholm was elected to Congress on this day in 1968. There’s more in the November 5, 2018 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
St. Clair’s Defeat - Nov. 4, 1791
Nov 4, 2018 • 7 min
St. Clair’s Defeat, also known as the Battle of the Thousand Slain, took place on this day in 1791. There’s more in the November 18, 2015 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
John Willis Menard Elected to Congress - Nov. 3, 1868
Nov 3, 2018 • 6 min
John Willis Menard was elected to Congress on this day in 1868. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Marie Antoinette Born - Nov. 2, 1755
Nov 2, 2018 • 5 min
Marie Antoinette was born on this day in 1755. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sistine Chapel Ceiling Opened to the Public - Nov. 1, 1512
Nov 1, 2018 • 6 min
The Sistine Chapel ceiling was revealed to the public for the first time on this day in 1512. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Luther Posted Ninety-five Theses - Oct. 31, 1517
Oct 31, 2018 • 5 min
Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on this day in 1517. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
War of the Worlds Broadcast - Oct. 30, 1938
Oct 30, 2018 • 6 min
The radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” took place on this day in 1938. There’s more in the September 17, 2012 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sir Walter Raleigh Beheaded - Oct. 29, 1618
Oct 29, 2018 • 6 min
Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded on this day in 1618. You can learn more on the October 22, 2108 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Czechoslovak Republic Proclaimed - Oct. 28, 1918
Oct 28, 2018 • 6 min
The Czechoslovak Republic, or Czechoslovakia, was proclaimed on this day in 1918. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Extermination Order - Oct. 27, 1838
Oct 27, 2018 • 6 min
Missouri Executive Order 44, also known as the Extermination Order, was issued on this day in 1838. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral - Oct. 26, 1881
Oct 26, 2018 • 5 min
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place on this day in 1881. There’s more in the September 14, 2009 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
SS Princess Sophia Sank - Oct. 25, 1918
Oct 25, 2018 • 6 min
The SS Princess Sophia sank on this day in 1918. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Iceland’s Women’s Day Off Strike - Oct. 24, 1975
Oct 24, 2018 • 6 min
Ninety percent of Iceland’s women went on strike in the Women’s Day Off on this day in 1975. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
War of Jenkins’ Ear - Oct. 23, 1739
Oct 23, 2018 • 5 min
The War of Jenkin’s Ear, known in Spain as Guerra del Asiento, began on this day in 1739. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Great Disappointment of the Millerites - Oct. 22, 1844
Oct 22, 2018 • 6 min
The Great Disappointment of the Millerites took place on this day in 1844. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First Modern Planetarium Opened - Oct. 21, 1923
Oct 21, 2018 • 6 min
The first modern planetarium opened in Munich on this day in 1923. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Saturday Night Massacre - Oct. 20, 1973
Oct 20, 2018 • 6 min
The firings and resignations known as the Saturday Night Massacre took place on this day in 1973, during the Watergate scandal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Attack on the National Palace in Guatemala - Oct. 19, 1944
Oct 19, 2018 • 7 min
Members of the military attacked the National Palace in Guatemala on this day in 1944, during the Guatemalan Revolution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Battle of Mabila - Oct. 18, 1540
Oct 18, 2018 • 7 min
The Battle of Mabila took place on this day in 1540. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
London Beer Flood - Oct. 17, 1814
Oct 17, 2018 • 5 min
The London Beer Flood took place on this day in 1814. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Fists Raised During Olympic Games - Oct. 16, 1968
Oct 16, 2018 • 6 min
Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in protest at the Olympic Games on this day in 1968. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mata Hari Executed - Oct. 15, 1917
Oct 15, 2018 • 6 min
Mata Hari was executed for espionage on this day in 1917. There’s more to her story in the June 30, 2010 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Mati Hari, Sinister Salome?” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Trial of Mary, Queen of Scots Began - Oct. 14, 1586
Oct 14, 2018 • 5 min
The trial of Mary, Queen of Scots began on this day in 1586. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Revival of Modern Hebrew Began - Oct. 13, 1881
Oct 13, 2018 • 6 min
The revival of modern Hebrew began on this day in 1881, when Eliezer Ben-Yehuda began speaking it exclusively among friends and family. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First Use of the Iron Lung - Oct. 12, 1928
Oct 12, 2018 • 6 min
An iron lung was used for the first time on this day in 1928. There’s more about iron lungs and their uses in polio cases in the January 30, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement,” and the…
Vatican II Opened - Oct. 11, 1962
Oct 11, 2018 • 6 min
The Second Vatican Council, also known as Vatican II, opened on this day in 1962. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Lyudmila Pavlichenko Died - Oct. 10, 1974
Oct 10, 2018 • 5 min
Assassin Lyudmila Pavlichenko died on this day in 1974. There’s more about her in the May 15, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Six Impossible Episodes: Soldiers, Snipers and Spies” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Che Guevara Executed - Oct. 9, 1967
Oct 9, 2018 • 7 min
Che Guevara was executed on this day in 1967. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Alvin York Captured Machine Gun Nest - Oct. 8, 1918
Oct 8, 2018 • 6 min
Alvin York led a group of soldiers to capture a German machine gun nest on this day in 1918. There’s more in the October 3, 2018 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Desmond Tutu Born - Oct. 7, 1931
Oct 7, 2018 • 6 min
Desmond Tutu was born on this day in 1931. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First Peacetime Train Robbery in U.S. - Oct. 6, 1866
Oct 6, 2018 • 5 min
The Reno Brothers staged the first peacetime train robbery in the U.S. on this day in 1866. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Women’s March on Versailles - Oct. 5, 1789
Oct 5, 2018 • 6 min
Women marched on Versailles on this day in 1789. There’s more to the story in the February 8, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First Paris-Istanbul Run of the Orient Express - Oct. 4, 1883
Oct 4, 2018 • 6 min
The Orient Express started its service from Paris to Istanbul, then often called Constantinople, on this day in 1883. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Italy Invaded the Ethiopian Empire - Oct. 3, 1935
Oct 3, 2018 • 6 min
Italy invaded the Ethiopian Empire, also known as Abyssinia, on this day in 1935. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Perejil (Parsley) Massacre Began - Oct. 2, 1937
Oct 2, 2018 • 6 min
The Perejil, or Parsley, Massacre began on this day in 1937. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
People’s Republic of China Formed - Oct. 1, 1949
Oct 1, 2018 • 6 min
Mao Zedong proclaimed the formation of the People’s Republic of China on this day in 1949. There’s more in the Stuff You Missed in History Class episodes “The Great Leap Forward” (September 1, 2014), “The Great Famine” (September 8, 2014), “China’s…
Boeing 747 Introduced - Sept. 30, 1968
Sep 30, 2018 • 5 min
The Boeing 747 was introduced on this day in 1968. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rudolf Diesel Died - Sept. 29, 1913
Sep 29, 2018 • 6 min
Rudolf Diesel disappeared on this day in 1913, which is also marked as the date of his death. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Lilian Bland Born - Sept. 28, 1878
Sep 28, 2018 • 5 min
Lilian Bland was born on this day in 1878. Learn more in the July 13, 2016 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Suleiman’s Siege of Vienna Began - Sept. 27, 1529
Sep 27, 2018 • 6 min
Suleiman’s siege of Vienna began on this day in 1529. Learn more in the July 7, 2014 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Johnny Appleseed Born - Sept. 26, 1774
Sep 26, 2018 • 5 min
Johnny Appleseed was born on this day in 1774. There’s more in the March 18, 2013 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Treaty of York - Sept. 25, 1237
Sep 25, 2018 • 6 min
The Treaty of York formalized the border between England and Scotland on this day in 1237. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Benedict Arnold Escaped - Sept. 24, 1780
Sep 24, 2018 • 6 min
Benedict Arnold escaped on this day in 1780. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Victoria Woodhull Born - Sept. 23, 1838
Sep 23, 2018 • 6 min
Victoria Woodhull, first woman to run for U.S. president, was born on this day in 1838. There’s more in the March 28, 2011 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Little Queen for President.” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Shaka Killed - Sept. 22, 1828
Sep 22, 2018 • 5 min
Shaka, founder of the Zulu Empire, was killed on this day in 1828. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Alexandria of Bavaria Died - Sept. 21, 1875
Sep 21, 2018 • 5 min
Alexandria of Bavaria died on this day in 1875. There’s more in the April 24, 2015 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “The Princess Who Swallowed a Glass Piano.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Battle of the Sexes - Sept. 20, 1973
Sep 20, 2018 • 6 min
The Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs took place on this day in 1973. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ötzi the Iceman Discovered - Sept. 19, 1991
Sep 19, 2018 • 6 min
Hikers discovered Ötzi the Iceman on this day in 1991. There’s more in the January 4, 2012 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Constantine the Great United the Roman Empire - Sept. 18, 324
Sep 18, 2018 • 5 min
Constantine the Great united the Roman Empire on this day in 324. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Camp David Accords - Sept. 17, 1978
Sep 17, 2018 • 7 min
The Camp David Accords were signed on this day in 1978. The September 16, 2009 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class is an interview with President Jimmy Carter about the accords. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Grito de Dolores - Sept. 16, 1810
Sep 16, 2018 • 5 min
The Grito de Dolores launched the Mexican War of Independence on this day in 1810. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Crash at Crush - Sept. 15, 1896
Sep 15, 2018 • 6 min
The Crash at Crush took place on this day in 1896. The full story of this and other for-profit train wrecks is in the September 25, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Death of U.S. President William McKinley - Sept. 14, 1901
Sep 14, 2018 • 6 min
U.S. President William McKinley died on this day in 1901, having been shot by an assassin on September 6. For more on the assassination of McKinley and other U.S. presidents, check out the November 9 and 11 2015 episodes of Stuff You Missed in History…
Phineas Gage Struck with a Tamping Iron - Sept. 13, 1848
Sep 13, 2018 • 6 min
Phineas Gage was struck through the skull with a tamping iron on this day in 1848. There’s more detail in the September 11, 2013 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Elope - Sept. 12, 1846
Sep 12, 2018 • 6 min
Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett eloped on this day in 1846. There’s more in the February 15, 2012 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Vivekananda’s Speech on Hinduism - Sept. 11, 1893
Sep 11, 2018 • 5 min
Vivekananda gave a speech on Hinduism in Chicago on this day in 1893. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
DNA Fingerprinting Discovered - Sept. 10, 1984
Sep 10, 2018 • 6 min
DNA fingerprinting was discovered on this day in 1984. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Attica Prison Uprising Began - Sept. 9, 1971
Sep 9, 2018 • 6 min
The Attica Prison Uprising began on this day in 1971. There’s more to the story in the November 14 and 16, 2016 episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Delano Grape Strike Began - Sept. 8, 1965
Sep 8, 2018 • 5 min
The Delano Grape Strike began on this day in 1965. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Pirate Raid on the Ganj-i-Sawai - Sept. 7, 1695
Sep 7, 2018 • 6 min
Pirates raided the Ganj-i-Sawai on this day in 1695. There’s more in the May 9, 2018 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Henry Every, Successful Pyrate.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Candia Massacre - Sept. 6, 1898
Sep 6, 2018 • 6 min
The Candia Massacre began on this day in 1898. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
“Hippie” Used in Print - Sept. 5, 1965
Sep 5, 2018 • 6 min
“Hippie” was first used in print with its current meaning on this day in 1965. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Peekskill Riots - Sept. 4, 1949
Sep 4, 2018 • 6 min
A series of events known as the Peekskill Riots ended on this day in 1949. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Whitestone Hill Massacre - Sept. 3, 1863
Sep 3, 2018 • 6 min
The Whitestone Hill Massacre occurred on this day in 1863. There’s more in the November 23, 2016 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “The Dakota War of 1862 and the Whitestone Hill Massacre.” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Great Fire of London - Sept. 2, 1666
Sep 2, 2018 • 5 min
The Great Fire of London began on this day in 1666. There’s more in the May 30, 2011 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “History’s Unforgettable Fires.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
S-5 Submarine Catastrophe - Sept. 1, 1920
Sep 1, 2018 • 6 min
An error during a crash dive led to a catastrophe aboard the submarine USS S-5 on this day in 1920. There’s more to the story in the November 26, 2014 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Jack the Ripper Murdered his First Victim - Aug. 31, 1888
Aug 31, 2018 • 6 min
Mary Ann Nichols was murdered on this day in 1888, the first canonical victim of Jack the Ripper. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown Baptized - Aug. 30, 1716
Aug 30, 2018 • 6 min
England’s master gardener, Lancelot “Capability” Brown, was baptized on this day in 1716. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Publicly Defended Homosexuality, 1867
Aug 29, 2018 • 6 min
Karl Heinrich Ulrichs publicly defended homosexuality at the Congress of German Jurists on this day in 1867, making him the first gay man to publicly speak on the topic of gay rights. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Emmett Till Murdered - Aug. 28, 1955
Aug 28, 2018 • 6 min
Emmett Till was murdered on this day in 1955. For a longer look at the story, listen to the August 28, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “The Motherhood of Mamie Till-Mobley.” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Battle of Ambos Nogales Began - Aug. 27, 1918
Aug 27, 2018 • 6 min
The Battle of Ambos Nogales took place on this day in 1918. You can learn more in the Stuff You Missed in History Class episode from August 22, 2018. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Declaration of the Rights of the Man - Aug. 26, 1789
Aug 26, 2018 • 6 min
The final articles of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen were adopted on this day in 1789, during the French Revolution. There’s more on the French Revolution in the February 8, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “The…
The Great Moon Hoax Began - Aug. 25, 1835
Aug 25, 2018 • 6 min
The Great Moon Hoax began on this day in 1835. There are many more details in the March 30 and April 1, 2015, episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Vesuvius Destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum - Aug. 24, 79
Aug 24, 2018 • 6 min
Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum and surrounding communities in a volcanic eruption on this day in the year 79. For more of the story, check out the October 9, 2009, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Pompeii: Lost and Found.” Learn…
Sacco and Vanzetti Executed - Aug. 23, 1927
Aug 23, 2018 • 6 min
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed on this day in 1927. For more detail, listen to the August 5, 2009 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First Geneva Convention Signed - Aug. 22, 1864
Aug 22, 2018 • 6 min
The First Geneva Convention was signed on this day in 1864. This is also part of the January 9, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Henry Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross.” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Haitian Revolution Began - Aug. 21, 1791
Aug 21, 2018 • 6 min
The Haitian Revolution began on this day in 1791. For a longer episode on the subject, listen to the January 27, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution.” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
The White Lion Brought Enslaved Africans to Virginia - Aug. 20, 1619
Aug 20, 2018 • 6 min
The crew of a ship called the White Lion traded several enslaved Africans for food and repairs on this day in 1619, often described as the beginning of slavery in what would become the United States. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Philo Farnsworth Born - Aug. 19, 1906
Aug 19, 2018 • 5 min
Inventor Philo Farnsworth was born on this day in 1906. Learn more in the September 18, 2013 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Philo T. Farnsworth.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
19th Amendment Ratified - Aug. 18, 1920
Aug 18, 2018 • 5 min
The 19th Amendment was ratified on this day in 1920. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Lynching of Leo Frank - Aug. 17, 1915
Aug 17, 2018 • 6 min
Leo Frank was lynched on this day in 1915. For a longer look, listen to the August 3, 2011 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “The Trial of Leo Frank.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The First Transatlantic Telegraph Message - Aug. 16, 1858
Aug 16, 2018 • 6 min
The first transatlantic telegraph cable carried its first messages on this day in 1858. Get a longer story in the November 9, 2016 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable.” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Indian Independence - Aug. 15, 1947
Aug 15, 2018 • 7 min
India became independent from the British Empire on this day in 1947, an event that is also intrinsically connected to the independence of Pakistan and the partition of the two nations. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Mainz Psalter Published - Aug. 14, 1457
Aug 14, 2018 • 6 min
The Mainz Psalter was published on this day in 1457. It was the second book printed with movable type in the West. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Opha May Johnson Became The First Woman to Enlist in the Marine Corps - Aug. 13, 1918
Aug 13, 2018 • 6 min
Opha May Johnson became the first known woman to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps on this day in 1918. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Isaac Singer Patented a Sewing Machine - Aug. 12, 1851
Aug 12, 2018 • 5 min
Isaac Singer patented his sewing machine on this day in 1851. There’s more detail in the July 27, 2016, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Anne Lister Wrote Her First Diary Entry - Aug. 11, 1806
Aug 11, 2018 • 5 min
Anne Lister wrote her first diary entry on this day in 1806. For more detail, listen to the January 29, 2018, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Anne Lister.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Pueblo Revolt Began - Aug. 10, 1680
Aug 10, 2018 • 7 min
The Pueblo Revolt began on this day in 1680. Learn more in the January 27, 2014, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Pueblo Revolt.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Born - August 9, 1757
Aug 9, 2018 • 6 min
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, philanthropist and wife of Alexander Hamilton, was born on this day in 1757. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Battle of Amiens - August 8, 1918
Aug 8, 2018 • 6 min
The Battle of Amiens began on this day in 1918, starting the 100 Days Offensive that ended World War I. There’s more to the story in the August 6, 2018, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution Was Passed - Aug. 7, 1964
Aug 7, 2018 • 6 min
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was passed on this day in 1964. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The U.S. Bombed Hiroshima - August 6, 1945
Aug 6, 2018 • 5 min
The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on this day in 1945. For a longer look, listen to the February 26, 2018, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Sadako Sasaki’s 1000 Cranes, Part 1.” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
The Women Airforce Service Pilots Was Formed - August 5, 1943
Aug 5, 2018 • 6 min
The Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP, was formed on this day in 1943. Learn more in the March 21 and 23, 2016, episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Lizzie Borden’s Parents Were Murdered - Aug. 4, 1892
Aug 4, 2018 • 5 min
Lizzie Borden’s parents were murdered on this day in 1892. Learn more details in the August 15, 2012, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Lizzie Borden and Her Axe (Update).” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Jesse Owens Won His First Olympic Gold Medal - Aug. 3, 1936
Aug 3, 2018 • 6 min
Jesse Owens won the first of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympic Games on this day in 1936. There’s a longer look at the Nazi Games in the August 1, 2012, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “The Nazi Games and Jesse Owens.” Learn more…
Hitler Became Führer - Aug. 2, 1934
Aug 2, 2018 • 6 min
Hitler united both the chancellorship and presidency of Germany on this day in 1934. For more details, listen to the May 22, 2017, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Night of the Long Knives.” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Caroline Herschel Discovered a Comet - Aug. 1, 1786
Aug 1, 2018 • 6 min
Caroline Herschel became the first woman to discover a comet on this day in 1786. There’s a longer look at her life in the June 30, 2014, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, “Caroline Herschel.” Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Alhambra Decree Issued - July 31, 1492
Jul 31, 2018 • 7 min
Ferdinand and Isabella issued the Alhambra Decree on this day in 1492. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Digger’s Republic of Klipdrift Founded - July 30, 1870
Jul 30, 2018 • 5 min
The Diggers’ Republic of Klipdrift was founded in South Africa on this day in 1870. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Confederate Spy Belle Boyd Arrested - July 29, 1862
Jul 29, 2018 • 6 min
Confederate spy Belle Boyd was arrested on this day in 1862. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Peru Declared Independence - July 28, 1821
Jul 28, 2018 • 5 min
Peru declared independence from Spain on this day in 1821. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Korean Armistice Signed - July 27, 1953
Jul 27, 2018 • 6 min
The Korean Armistice Agreement was signed on this day in 1953, ending active hostilities in the Korean War. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Liberia Declared Independence - July 26, 1847
Jul 26, 2018 • 7 min
Liberia declared independence on this day in 1847. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
U.S. Invaded Puerto Rico - July 25, 1898
Jul 25, 2018 • 5 min
The U.S. invaded Puerto Rico on this day in 1898, during the Spanish-American War. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Eastland Disaster - July 24, 1915
Jul 24, 2018 • 6 min
The Eastland Disaster occurred in Chicago on this day in 1915. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Egyptian Revolution - July 23, 1952
Jul 23, 2018 • 6 min
The Egyptian Revolution took place on this day in 1952. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Selman Waksman Born - July 22, 1888
Jul 22, 2018 • 6 min
Selman Waksman, who is credited with developing streptomycin, was born on this day in 1888. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
John Scopes Found Guilty - July 21, 1925
Jul 21, 2018 • 7 min
John Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution on this day in 1925. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
First Special Olympics - July 20, 1968
Jul 20, 2018 • 5 min
The First Special Olympics began on this day in 1868. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Seneca Falls Convention - July 19, 1848
Jul 19, 2018 • 5 min
The Seneca Falls Convention convened in New York on this day in 1848. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Great Fire of Rome - July 18, 64
Jul 18, 2018 • 5 min
The Great Fire of Rome began on this day in the year 64. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Romanov Family Executed - July 17, 1918
Jul 17, 2018 • 6 min
The Romanov family was executed on this day in 1918. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ida B. Wells-Barnett Born - July 16, 1862
Jul 16, 2018 • 6 min
Journalist and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born on this day in 1862. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Spanish Inquisition Disbanded - July 15, 1834
Jul 15, 2018 • 6 min
After roughly four centuries, the Spanish Inquisition was disbanded on this day in 1834. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Gertrude Bell Born - July 14, 1868
Jul 14, 2018 • 5 min
Gertrude Bell, who helped shape modern Iraq, was born on this day in 1868. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
New York Draft Riots Began - July 13, 1863
Jul 13, 2018 • 6 min
The New York Draft Riots began on this day in 1863. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Bisbee Deportation - July 12, 1917
Jul 12, 2018 • 7 min
The Bisbee Deportation took place on this day in 1917 in Bisbee, Arizona. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Zheng He’s First Voyage - July 11, 1405
Jul 11, 2018 • 6 min
Explorer Zheng He’s first voyage began on this day in 1405. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nikola Tesla Born - July 10, 1856
Jul 10, 2018 • 6 min
Famed inventor Nikola Tesla was born on this day in 1856. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Constitutionalist Revolution - July 9, 1932
Jul 9, 2018 • 7 min
The Constitutionalist Revolution began on this day in 1932. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Published - July 8, 1741
Jul 8, 2018 • 6 min
Jonathan Edwards’ sermon ‘Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God’ was published on this day in 1741. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Joan of Arc Posthumously Acquitted - July 7, 1456
Jul 7, 2018 • 7 min
Joan of Arc was posthumously acquitted of heresy on this day in 1456. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Richard the Lionheart Inherited the Throne - July 6, 1189
Jul 6, 2018 • 6 min
Richard the Lionheart inherited the throne after the death of his father, on this day in 1189. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
London Match Girls’ Strike Began - July 5, 1888
Jul 5, 2018 • 7 min
The London Match Girls’ Strike at the Bryant and May match factory began on this day in 1888. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Leaves of Grass Published - July 4, 1855
Jul 4, 2018 • 7 min
Walt Witman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’ was published on this day in 1855. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Phaistos Disc Discovered - July 3, 1908
Jul 3, 2018 • 6 min
The artifact known as the Phaistos Disc was discovered on this day in 1908. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Amistad Rebellion - July 2, 1839
Jul 2, 2018 • 8 min
A rebellion took place aboard the slave ship Amistad on this day in 1839. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ignaz Semmelweis Born - July 1, 1818
Jul 1, 2018 • 7 min
Ignaz Semmelweis, known as the father of infection control, was born on this day in 1818. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
This Day In History Class: Trailer
Jun 27, 2018 • 1 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers