History Uncovered

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History Uncovered is brought to you by All That’s Interesting, where we explore all things weird and bizarre in the natural world and the world past. Each episode we take a deep dive into a topic we haven’t been able to stop thinking about.

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Episode 21 - Tombstone
38:30

On October 26, 1881, a group of nine outlaws and lawmen gathered in a narrow alleyway in Tombstone, Arizona. Their showdown was the result of long-simmering tensions that had been building between these two groups — tensions about good and evil, right and wrong, and the future of the American Frontier. 

 

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May 05, 2021
Episode 20 - The Rise and Fall of Nikola Tesla
17:00

On January 7, 1943, Nikola Tesla passed away at the age of 86 from coronary thrombosis. He died alone, and in debt, at a cheap hotel in New York City. His body was only found when a hotel maid ignored the “do not disturb” sign on his door and decided to enter his room after two days of no activity from within.

It was an inglorious end to a remarkable life. Listen to learn more about the rise and fall of Nikola Tesla, the groundbreaking inventor determined to unlock the full potential of electricity.

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Apr 09, 2021
Episode 19 - Maud Wagner
11:45

At the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, an aerialist named Maud Wagner struck a deal with a tattoo artist. She would go on a date with him — if he taught her how to tattoo. Thus began the two most important love affairs of Wagner’s life: the tattoo artist and tattoos themselves.

Proudly adorned with hundreds of tattoos, renowned circus performer Maud Wagner was unlike most women in early 1900s America. In an era when women couldn't vote and had little say in their own fate, Wagner proudly took control of her body by decorating it with hundreds of tattoos, ranging from animals to military iconography to her own name displayed on her arm. At the height of her fame in the years before World War I, Wagner would earn the equivalent of about $2,000 per exhibition just to show off these tattoos to awestruck crowds — and then give tattoos to those who wanted them. 

This is the wild, heroic tale of Maud Wagner, the first known female tattoo artist in American history.

 

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Apr 01, 2021
Bonus: Amy Lynn Bradley - Facebook Live Discussion
23:30

On March 12th 2021, History Uncovered went live on Facebook to discuss the disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley. Listen to episode 18 for more of the backstory, and make sure to follow us on Facebook book to catch our next Facebook live discussion.

 

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Mar 28, 2021
Episode 18 - The Baffling Disappearance Of Amy Lynn Bradley
12:12

On March 24, 1998, 23-year-old Amy Lynn Bradley disappeared— a Royal Caribbean cruise ship en route to the island of Curacao.

The easiest explanation is that Bradley fell overboard and vanished beneath the ocean waves. But Bradley was a strong swimmer. She was a trained lifeguard. The ship was not far from shore. And there was no evidence that she’d fallen into the water. 

Bradley’s disappearance seems much more sinister than a case of someone accidentally lost at sea. Ever since Bradley vanished, there has been a string of odd sightings of her -- or at least a woman who looks just like her, right down to her unique tattoos. In 2005, someone even sent her family a gut-wrenching photograph that suggested she had been trafficked into sexual slavery. 

But even after more than 20 years, chilling clues like these have given us few real answers, and we’re no closer to solving this baffling mystery than we were in 1998…

 

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Mar 05, 2021
Episode 17 - The Disturbing Death of Elisa Lam
30:19

On February 19th, 2013, the naked corpse of a young woman was found floating in the water tank atop downtown L.A.’s Cecil Hotel.

The hotel’s maintenance workers had gone to check on the rooftop tank after guests complained that their water tasted funny. It was then that they found the severely waterlogged and decomposing body of 21-year-old Elisa Lam. 

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Feb 12, 2021
Episode 16 - The Day Malcolm X And Martin Luther King Finally Met
14:26

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. are two of the most iconic figures of the 1960s American civil rights movement. But they only met each other once — briefly, and almost by accident — in 1964.

 

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Jan 15, 2021
Episode 15 - DB Cooper
13:16

On November 24, 1971, a man who identified himself as Dan Cooper bought a one-way ticket from Portland to Seattle on Northwest Orient Airlines flight #305. He paid for his ticket in cash and made his way to seat 18C. 

 

Shortly after take-off, he summoned one of the flight attendants, Florence Schaffner, to his seat. He handed her a piece of paper. The flight attendant, believing it to be a phone number or a pick-up line, slid the note into her pocket. But the man leaned forward. “Miss,” he said. “You’d better look at that note. I have a bomb.” 

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Dec 21, 2020
Episode 14 - The Christmas Truce of 1914
15:50

In the midst of the unrelenting violence of World War I, a ceasefire suddenly swept across areas of the Western front in 1914. Massive amounts of life had already been extinguished, but there was one circumstance that halted the brutality and bloodshed.

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Dec 15, 2020
Episode 13 - Trail of Tears
25:10

Throughout the 1830s, President Andrew Jackson ordered the forced removal of tens of thousands of Native Americans from their homelands east of the Mississippi River. This perilous journey to designated lands in the west, known as the Trail of Tears, was fraught with harsh winters, disease, and cruelty.

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Nov 25, 2020
Episode 12 - The Salem Witch Trials
12:17

In 1692, the quiet Puritan settlement of Salem, Massachusetts descended into madness when its residents suddenly began accusing each other of witchcraft. Now known as the Salem witch trials, this phenomenon would go on to be the largest witch hunt in American history. But what caused the Salem witch trials in the first place?

 

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Oct 28, 2020
Episode 11 - The Black Dahlia
19:48

Elizabeth Short, aka the "Black Dahlia," was just 22 years old when she was brutally murdered in Los Angeles on January 15, 1947. It remains one of Hollywood's oldest cold cases to this day.

Discover the grisly true story of the Black Dahlia murder case and learn who may have killed 22-year-old Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles on January 15, 1947.

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Oct 20, 2020
Episode 10 - The Shining Hotel
12:12

In October 1974, ascendant horror writer Stephen King and his wife spent a night in a cavernous old hotel at the foot of the Colorado Rockies. With the winter barrage of snow and cold looming, the hotel was about to close for the season, leaving King and his wife as its sole guests. After eating in a grand yet empty dining room — with the chairs up on every table except his — and walking through the endless empty hallways, a new novel began to take shape in King’s mind. ⁠

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Oct 07, 2020
Episode 9 - The Death Of Jimi Hendrix
15:25

On the morning of September 18, 1970, paramedics arrived at the Samarkand Hotel in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood to find Jimi Hendrix covered in vomit and unresponsive. The apartment door was wide open and nobody else was there. 

They rushed Hendrix to St. Mary Abbot’s hospital where Dr. Martin Seifert tried and failed to revive him. According to Seifert, the guitarist’s body was already cold and blue when he got to the hospital and he called the attempt to resuscitate him “merely a formality.” 

Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m. He was just 27 years old. The autopsy listed his cause of death as asphyxiation, and his death was presumed to be accidental. But other theories have emerged in the 50 years since that fateful day, including suicide and even murder. 

 

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Sep 18, 2020
Episode 8 - Ida B. Wells
16:24

On August 18, 1920, the ratification of the 19th Amendment granted American women the right to vote after a century-long struggle. But the win was bittersweet as not all women were now welcome at the polls. Women of color had endured racism within the women’s suffrage movement from the start, at times being asked to start their own organizations or to hold their own separate demonstrations. Among those activists was Ida B. Wells-Barnett, a sharp and talented Black journalist, teacher, and demonstrator who spoke out extensively against both sexism and racism. This is her story.

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Aug 26, 2020
Episode 7 - Candyman
11:04

On the night of April 22, 1987, Ruthie Mae McCoy called 911 at about a quarter to nine to report that someone was trying to break into her Chicago apartment through the bathroom mirror. 

 

She made two calls to 911 that night, and two neighbors who heard her screaming called as well, but nobody came to her aid. McCoy was found dead in her apartment two days later with one shoe off and one shoe on, lying in a puddle of blood. She had been shot four times by two young men who had indeed come in through her bathroom mirror. 

 

And if this sounds like something out of an urban legend, that’s because it soon became one. Five years later, Ruthie McCoy’s murder helped inspire the cult classic horror film “Candyman.”

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Aug 11, 2020
Episode 6 - The USS Indianapolis
17:45

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis had just completed a top-secret drop off at Tinian Island in the Philippine Sea. Her crew of 1,195 believed their part in World War II had ended and now they could return home. But just after midnight, they were torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship exploded and 300 men went down with it immediately. They were lucky.

The remaining 900 were left adrift under an oppressive sun for four days before they were discovered missing. The sailors struggled to avoid hordes of circling sharks, but approximately 150 of them were eviscerated. When help finally arrived on August 2, only 316 men were left.

 

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Jul 30, 2020
Episode 5 - The Founding Fathers
42:32

In this episode, we talk about some of the darkest elements of our otherwise revered Founding Fathers.

You’ve likely heard the legends about these men because they were unprecedented in our nation’s history, indeed they founded the nation. They were essential in drafting the U.S. Constitution, declaring our independence, and sculpting a nation out of turmoil. 

But these men were men, they were human and they existed in a time where both slavery and pistol dueling for bragging rights were acceptable behaviors. 

So naturally, there’s a crass and uncomfortable dimension to each of them. Let’s explore those.

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Jun 30, 2020
Episode 4 - Plague & Pestilence - Siege of Kaffa
07:40

In early 1346, Mongol forces were already three years into their siege of the Crimean port city of Kaffa when their soldiers started coming down with a deadly disease. The sick fell quickly, suffering high fevers and grotesque inflammation, and vomiting blood before dying. 

Listen to learn about the siege of Kaffa, which may have been the origin of the Black Death in Europe.

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Jun 08, 2020
Episode 4 - Plague & Pestilence - The Dancing Plague Of 1518
10:49

On July 14, 1518, a woman identified only as Frau Troffea stepped out of her house in Strasbourg, Alsace -- in what is now France -- and started to dance. After many hours, drenched in sweat and twitching, she finally collapsed. Then, a few hours later, she got up and started again -- and then again the next day. By the third day, her feet were bruised and blood soaked through her shoes, but still she continued to dance. 

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May 26, 2020
Episode 4 - Plague & Pestilence - Operation Cherry Blossoms At Night
10:03

In the spring of 1945, as the Allies approached victory over the Axis powers, Japan considered launching a terrifying attack on the U.S. mainland. Though the plan’s codename, "Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night," sounded perfectly innocent, the plot was anything but.

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May 09, 2020
Episode 4 - Plague & Pestilence - The Carancas Meteorite Sickness
09:07

On September 15, 2007, villagers in the remote Peruvian town of Carancas saw a glowing fireball soar toward Earth — then felt the meteorite crash into the ground. 

Not only was the meteorite able to reach Earth without burning up in our atmosphere — but its arrival sparked a mysterious plague that caused hundreds of people to inexplicably fall ill. These strange circumstances have baffled scientists to this day.

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May 02, 2020
Episode 3 - The Lost Franklin Expedition
39:39

In 1845, two ships carrying 134 men set sail from England in order to explore an unnavigated stretch of the arctic waters between Canada and Greenland in search of the long sought after Northwest Passage. They would never return again.

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Apr 21, 2020
Episode 2 - The Dyatlov Pass Incident
52:08

In January of 1959, nine Soviet college students died under mysterious circumstances while hiking through the Ural Mountains in what's now known as the Dyatlov Pass incident.

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Mar 02, 2020
Episode 1 - The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi
47:01

On June 22, 1983, 15-year-old Vatican resident Emanuela Orlandi went missing and was never heard from again. Her disappearance has been linked to the Pope, Turkish insurrectionists, Italian mobsters, and even a potential covert Satanic orgy ring.

Read more here: https://allthatsinteresting.com/emanuela-orlandi   Sources: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/20/emanuela-orlandi-brother-anguish-vatican-missing-teenager-investigation https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparizione_di_Emanuela_Orlandi https://www.spectator.co.uk/2013/06/gone-girl/ https://www.blitzquotidiano.it/opinioni/nicotri-opinioni/emanuela-orlandi-scomparsi-sky-2814001/ http://projects.thestar.com/projects/2014/10/22/rome_the_pope_the_vatican_and_the_twisted_mystery_of_a_kidnapped_girl.html https://emanuelaorlandi.altervista.org http://espresso.repubblica.it/plus/articoli/2017/09/27/news/a-londra-sulle-tracce-del-fantasma-di-emanuela-orlandi-1.310802 Il segreto di Emanuela Orlandi by Pino Nazio   Intro music taken from: Unify by Snowflake http://ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/59709 Used under the CC Attribution license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Feb 03, 2020
Episode 0 - The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi Preview
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On June 22, 1983, 15-year-old Vatican resident Emanuela Orlandi went missing and was never been seen again. Her disappearance has been linked to the Pope, to Turkish insurrectionists, Italian mobsters, and even a potential covert Satanic orgy ring.

Oct 30, 2019