History Daily

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Scott
 Sep 30, 2022
Too much random dramatic-effect editorializing. 'So so sighed while reading a letter or answering a door'. Really? They were there to observe this behavior? Stick to the facts.


 Mar 28, 2022

ian r
 Mar 26, 2022
is starting to get a bit too long for a daily podcast. could be tightened up if there wasn't as many as 3 ad breaks in each episode

kr
 Feb 19, 2022
i found this podcast when it was on the HTDS feed. Good podcast good stories. i know they have bills to pay, but is a commercial break every 4 minutes necessary. lump them all together at least. 3 breaks in a 15 minute episode.

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On History Daily, we do history, daily. Every weekday, host Lindsay Graham (American Scandal, American History Tellers) takes you back in time to explore a momentous event that happened ‘on this day’ in history. Whether it’s to remember the tragedy of December 7th, 1941, the day “that will live in infamy,” or to celebrate that 20th day in July, 1969, when mankind reached the moon, History Daily is there to tell you the true stories of the people and events that shaped our world—one day at a time. So if you’re stuck in traffic, bored at work—wherever you are, listen to History Daily to remind yourself that something incredible happened to make that day historic.


Episode Date
Saturday Matinee: The Past and the Curious
00:25:58

On today’s Saturday Matinee, Bears! Telling the story of two such animals and how they changed the life of one president, and the course of history of a nation.


Link to The Past and the Curious: https://thepastandthecurious.com/


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Feb 04, 2023
An Assassin’s Brother Opens Booth’s Theatre
00:17:29

February 3, 1869. Famous actor Edwin Booth, the brother of President Lincoln’s assassin, fights to reclaim his tarnished family name by opening the original Booth’s Theatre at 23rd & 6th in New York City.


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Feb 03, 2023
The German Defeat at Stalingrad
00:16:09

February 2, 1943. The Battle of Stalingrad, one of the bloodiest of WWII, ends in defeat for Nazi Germany.


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Feb 02, 2023
The Nome Serum Run
00:16:36

February 1, 1925. After a diphtheria outbreak threatens to decimate the entire icebound community of Nome, Alaska, a five-day dog sled relay to carry life-saving medicine finally arrives in the isolated town.


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Feb 01, 2023
Leon Trotsky is Forced Into Exile
00:18:44

January 31, 1928. Leon Trotsky, one of the architects of the Russian Revolution, is exiled to Kazakhstan by his longtime rival, Joseph Stalin.


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Jan 31, 2023
Oliver Cromwell’s Posthumous Execution
00:16:06

January 30, 1661. On the 12th anniversary of the beheading of King Charles I, the controversial politician Oliver Cromwell faces the same grisly fate, even though he’s already been dead for two and a half years.


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Jan 30, 2023
Saturday Matinee: Cold War Conversations
01:22:37

On today’s Saturday Matinee, host Ian Sanders talks with Brian Morra, the Chief of Intelligence Analysis for US Forces Japan at Yakota airbase when on September 1st, 1983, an unarmed Korean airliner was shot down by a Soviet fighter causing the deaths of 269 people. 


Link to Cold War Conversations: https://coldwarconversations.com/


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Jan 28, 2023
The Liberation of Auschwitz
00:17:57

January 27, 1945. In the midst of World War Two, Soviet forces liberate the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.


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Jan 27, 2023
The Rum Rebellion
00:17:12

January 26, 1808. British Officer William Bligh is deposed as Governor of New South Wales, Australia in a coup called the Rum Rebellion.


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Jan 26, 2023
The Founding of Nike
00:15:47

January 25, 1964. A young entrepreneur founds Blue Ribbon Sports, a company that will one day be better known as Nike.


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Jan 25, 2023
The Assassination of Emperor Caligula
00:17:37

January 24, 41 CE. The notorious Roman emperor Caligula is assassinated at the hands of his own bodyguards.


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Jan 24, 2023
Elizabeth Blackwell Becomes America’s First Woman Doctor
00:18:38

January 23, 1849. British physician Elizabeth Blackwell graduates from Geneva Medical College in New York, becoming the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States.


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Jan 23, 2023
Saturday Matinee: The Ancient World
00:29:24

On today's Saturday Matinee, we focus on the last days of Marc Antony and Cleopatra, as seen through the eyes of their daughter, Cleopatra Selene the Second.

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Jan 21, 2023
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Fourth Inauguration
00:16:26

January 20, 1945. Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in for an unprecedented and never to be repeated fourth term as US President.


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Jan 20, 2023
The First Zeppelin Raid on Britain
00:18:50

January 19, 1915. In Norfolk, England, four people are killed by German bombs during the first ever Zeppelin raid of World War One.


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Jan 19, 2023
The British Colonization of Australia Begins
00:17:44

January 18, 1788. Britain’s First Fleet begins to arrive in Botany Bay, sparking the British colonization of Australia.


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Jan 18, 2023
The Start of Prohibition
00:17:37

January 17, 1920. Prohibition officially goes into effect in the United States, after the passage of the Volstead Act.


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Jan 17, 2023
Iran’s Last Shah Flees the Revolution
00:18:46

January 16, 1979. Iran’s powerful Shah abandons his throne, and flees his nation, setting the stage for the country’s Islamic Revolution.


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Jan 16, 2023
Saturday Matinee: Today in History
00:12:39

On today’s Saturday Matinee, host Lindsay Graham goes mad with envy and prepares a poison apple after hearing “Today In History with The Retrospectors.”


Link to Today In History with The Retrospectors: https://theretrospectors.com/


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Jan 14, 2023
Johnny Cash Plays Folsom Prison
00:16:47

January 13, 1968. American singer and songwriter Johnny Cash records his best selling live album in front of an audience of convicts.


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Jan 13, 2023
The Fortuitous Arrests of the Great Brink’s Robbers
00:17:11

January 12, 1956. After years of dead ends, the FBI solves one of the largest heists in US history, arresting the perpetrators of the Great Brink's Robbery just five days before the statute of limitations runs out.


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Jan 12, 2023
The Invasion of Zululand
00:15:37

January 11, 1879. The Anglo-Zulu War begins when a British army invades Zululand in modern-day South Africa.


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Jan 11, 2023
The First Underground Train
00:14:58

January 10, 1863. After a long campaign by a British lawyer, the world’s first passenger underground railway opens in London.


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Jan 10, 2023
The Resignation of Sir Anthony Eden
00:16:27

January 9, 1957. Sir Anthony Eden resigns as Britain’s Prime Minister following the nation’s humiliation in the Suez Crisis.


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Jan 09, 2023
Saturday Matinee: Art of History
00:47:09

On today’s Saturday Matinee, a Nazi exhibition of dangerous “degenerate art.”


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Jan 07, 2023
The Attack on Nancy Kerrigan
00:16:31

January 6, 1994. US figure skating champion, Nancy Kerrigan, is assaulted by an accomplice of fellow skater, Tonya Harding, at the US Championships in Detroit.


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Jan 06, 2023
Davy Crockett Volunteers in the Texas Revolution
00:17:58

January 5th, 1836. The legendary frontiersman Davy Crocket arrives in Nacogdoches to fight in the revolution for Texas’ independence from Mexico.


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Jan 05, 2023
Solomon Northup Regains his Freedom
00:16:35

January 4, 1853. After being kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South, Solomon Northup regains his freedom.


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Jan 04, 2023
The Siege of Sidney Street
00:17:39

January 3, 1911. After three London policemen are killed trying to stop a robbery, their murderers are tracked down to an East London slum where a dramatic and deadly armed siege begins.


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Jan 03, 2023
The Arrest of the Yorkshire Ripper
00:16:07

January 2, 1981. Britsh police arrest a man named Peter Sutcliffe for a routine traffic violation, but they soon realize that he is a mass murderer known as the Yorkshire Ripper.


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Jan 02, 2023
Winston Churchill’s Famous “Some Chicken” Speech
00:18:11

December 30, 1941. In a rousing speech to the Canadian Parliament, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill celebrates his success in holding off Nazi Germany in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.

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Dec 30, 2022
The Wounded Knee Massacre
00:18:34

December 29, 1890. The United States Army massacres hundreds of Lakota Sioux at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota.

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Dec 29, 2022
The Resignation of Vice President Calhoun
00:19:42

December 28, 1832. John C. Calhoun resigns as Vice President of the United States after clashing with President Andrew Jackson.

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Dec 28, 2022
The Flushing Remonstrance Establishes Religious Tolerance in America
00:19:25

December 27, 1657. Settlers in what is today Queens, New York write “The Flushing Remonstrance,” a petition that, for the first time in North American history, articulates that freedom of religion is a fundamental right.



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Dec 27, 2022
Babe Ruth Joins the New York Yankees
00:16:44

December 26, 1919. Baseball’s so-called Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth, is sold to the world-famous New York Yankees.

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Dec 26, 2022
George Washington Resigns
00:18:52

December 23, 1783. American General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army.

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Dec 23, 2022
The Mock Execution of Dostoevsky
00:17:57

December 22, 1849. Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky is saved from execution by a last-minute reprieve, an event that shapes the novelist’s greatest works.

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Dec 22, 2022
Apollo 8 Goes to the Moon
00:16:35

December 21, 1968. Apollo 8, the first crewed spacecraft to successfully orbit the Moon and return to Earth, launches from the Kennedy Space Center.

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Dec 21, 2022
The US Invades Panama
00:17:46

December 20, 1989. President George H.W. Bush launches a US invasion of Panama to depose the country's dictator, and former CIA informant, Manuel Noriega.

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Dec 20, 2022
The Great Swamp Fight
00:16:14

December 19, 1675. During King Philip's War, colonial militias wage a devastating attack against the Narragansett tribe in Rhode Island.

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Dec 19, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Based On A True Story
01:16:16

On today’s Saturday Matinee, the Podcast “Based On A True Story” focuses on James Cameron’s Titanic.  How much of Jack and Rose’s story from the movie was based on real history, and how much of it was fiction?

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Dec 17, 2022
Rugby Union’s “Match of the Century”
00:16:27

December 16, 1905. Rugby Union’s "Match of the Century" is played between Wales and the undefeated New Zealand at Cardiff Arms Park.

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Dec 16, 2022
The Death of Sitting Bull
00:17:01

December 15, 1890. Native American chief Sitting Bull is killed by Indian police on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota.

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Dec 15, 2022
The Mystery Disappearance of Agatha Christie
00:18:08

December 14, 1926. An 11-day nationwide search ends when crime novelist Agatha Christie is discovered living under a false identity at a hotel in Harrogate, England after disappearing from her home.

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Dec 14, 2022
The Battle of Alton
00:15:41

December 13th, 1643. The tide of the English Civil War turns against King Charles I at the Battle of Alton.

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Dec 13, 2022
The Xi'an Incident
00:19:02

December 12, 1936. During the Chinese Civil War, Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek is kidnapped, sparking a political reckoning that unites the Chinese against a common enemy: Japan.

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Dec 12, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Where There’s A Will
00:38:22

On today’s Saturday Matinee, a rivalry between two Shakespearian actors triggers a deadly riot in the streets of Manhattan.

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Dec 10, 2022
Jim Morrison’s On-Stage Arrest
00:17:19

December 9, 1967. The Doors singer Jim Morrison is arrested in the middle of a performance in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Dec 09, 2022
Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” Speech
00:19:59

December 8, 1953. US President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers his famous "Atoms for Peace" speech amid the escalating nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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Dec 08, 2022
The Attack on Pearl Harbor
00:15:06

December 7th, 1941. The Imperial Japanese Navy launches its attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Dec 07, 2022
The Arrest of Nazi War Criminal Pieter Menten
00:17:53

December 6, 1976. After evading punishment for decades, Pieter Menten, one of the Netherlands' most notorious Nazi war criminals, is arrested in Switzerland.

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Dec 06, 2022
President Polk Triggers the California Gold Rush
00:18:17

December 5th, 1848: US President James K. Polk triggers the California Gold Rush by confirming discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill.

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Dec 05, 2022
Puyi Becomes the Last Emperor of China
00:17:38

December 2, 1908: In a lavish enthronement ceremony, two-year-old Puyi becomes the Emperor of China, a title he will subsequently abdicate on three separate occasions.

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Dec 02, 2022
The Assassination of Sergei Kirov
00:19:09

December 1, 1934. Leningrad mayor Sergei Kirov is assassinated by a lone gunman, prompting Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin to purge the Communist Party of his rivals.

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Dec 01, 2022
Bonnie & Clyde’s First Robbery
00:15:59

November 30, 1932. The infamous outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde, rob their first bank.

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Nov 30, 2022
The Zong Massacre
00:17:47

November 29, 1781. The crew of a British slave ship murders 54 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance, beginning the Zong massacre.

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Nov 29, 2022
The Grand Ole Opry Goes Live on the Radio
00:16:25

November 28, 1925. A radio station in Nashville, Tennessee launches the first live broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry, popularizing country and western music across the United States, and turning Nashville into the country music capital of the world.

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Nov 28, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Redacted History
00:21:49

On today’s Saturday Matinee, the first episode from a two-part series from the podcast Redacted History on Mary Bowser, an enslaved Black woman from Virginia who was granted her freedom. But instead of taking that freedom, she decided to fight back against slavery by becoming a spy for the Union Army. Link to Redacted History: https://pod.link/1609909822

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Nov 26, 2022
The Civil War Battle of Missionary Ridge
00:17:30

November 25, 1863. During the American Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant defeats General Braxton Bragg's Confederate forces at the Battle of Missionary Ridge.

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Nov 25, 2022
The Mystery of D.B. Cooper
00:15:38

November 24, 1971. An unidentified man, known only as DB Cooper, hijacks a Boeing 727, extorts $200,000 in ransom money, and parachutes to an uncertain fate.

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Nov 24, 2022
Freddie Mercury Reveals He Has AIDS
00:18:34

November 23, 1991. On the day before his death, rock music legend, and lead singer of the band Queen, Freddie Mercury, informs the world he has AIDS.

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Nov 23, 2022
Blackbeard’s Final Battle
00:17:44

November 22, 1718. A British Royal Navy Lieutenant attacks and boards a pirate ship off the coast of North Carolina, killing the vessel’s captain, Edward Teach, better known as "Blackbeard."

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Nov 22, 2022
Judas Maccabeus Recaptures Jerusalem
00:18:29

November 21, 164 BCE. Judas Maccabeus recaptures Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt and rededicates the Second Temple, since commemorated in the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

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Nov 21, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Historical Blindness
00:46:26

On today’s Saturday Matinee, the first installment of a 4-part series. Historical Blindness tackles the granddaddy of all conspiracy theories: the JFK assassination. Link to Historical Blindness: https://www.historicalblindness.com/

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Nov 19, 2022
The Jonestown Massacre
00:14:41

November 18, 1978. Cult leader Jim Jones leads 918 members of the Peoples Temple in a mass suicide.

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Nov 18, 2022
Catching America’s First Serial Killer
00:19:56

November 17, 1894. The decades-long crime spree of H. H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer, is brought to an end when he is arrested by law enforcement in Boston.

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Nov 17, 2022
Ivan the Terrible Murders His Son
00:18:59

November 16th, 1581. Towards the end of a notorious reign characterized by cruelty and widespread abuse, Russian ruler Ivan the Terrible murders his own son in a fit of rage.

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Nov 16, 2022
The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam
00:15:45

November 15th, 1969. Millions of people participate in the Vietnam War Moratorium, one of the largest demonstrations in US History.

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Nov 15, 2022
Nellie Bly Races Around the World
00:18:00

November 14, 1889. Reporters Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland begin a race to beat Phileas Fogg’s fictional journey around the world in 80 days.

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Nov 14, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!
00:37:16

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we try to cheat death with an episode from “Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!” on Orpheus and his journey to the Underworld. Link to Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!”: https://www.mythsbaby.com/

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Nov 12, 2022
The Death of Ned Kelly
00:17:01

November 11th, 1880. After years on the run from the police, the famous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly is executed. 

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Nov 11, 2022
Dr. Livingstone Is Found Alive in Africa
00:19:20

November 10th, 1871. After going missing, Scottish physician Dr. David Livingstone is found in the jungles of Tanzania.

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Nov 10, 2022
Jack the Ripper’s Last Victim
00:13:44

November 9th, 1888. A London landlord finds the body of Jack the Ripper's final victim: the mysterious Mary Jane Kelly.

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Nov 09, 2022
The Disappearance of Lord Lucan
00:17:28

November 8th, 1974. Infamous British Aristocrat the Earl of Lucan disappears and is never seen again after his nanny is found murdered in London.

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Nov 08, 2022
Anne Hutchinson on Trial
00:19:27

November 7th, 1637. Puritan reformer Anne Hutchinson stands trial in Massachusetts Bay Colony for heresy.

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Nov 07, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Ancient History Fangirl
00:46:50

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we learn the history of Skeleton Lake, as told by the podcast Ancient History Fangirl. Link to Ancient History Fangirl: https://www.ancienthistoryfangirl.com/

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Nov 05, 2022
The Iran Hostage Crisis
00:17:23

November 4th, 1979. United States diplomats and citizens are held hostage after a group of militant Iranian college students take over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

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Nov 04, 2022
Laika, the Space Dog
00:16:08

November 3, 1957. In the midst of the Space Race, a stray Russian mutt named Laika rides a rocket into history.

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Nov 03, 2022
The Siege of Ladysmith
00:17:23

November 2, 1899: The Boers begin a 118-day siege of British-held Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.

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Nov 02, 2022
The Great Lisbon Earthquake
00:19:04

November 1st, 1755. A massive earthquake hits Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, reducing half the city to rubble and killing over 50,000 people.

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Nov 01, 2022
The Assassination of Indira Gandhi
00:17:43

October 31st, 1984: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards at her home in New Delhi.

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Oct 31, 2022
Saturday Matinee: They Did That
00:09:14

On today’s Saturday Matinee: a clip from an episode that covers Alice Ball - a woman who developed the earliest long term treatment for leprosy in the early 1900s, from the new podcast "They Did That." Link to They Did That: https://pod.link/1649798627

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Oct 29, 2022
The Dedication of the Statue of Liberty
00:16:25

October 28, 1886: American President Grover Cleveland attends a grand ceremony in New York to dedicate the Statue of Liberty.

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Oct 28, 2022
The Height of the Cuban Missile Crisis
00:18:48

October 27th 1962: Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 spy plane is shot down over Cuba by a Soviet-supplied surface-to-air missile.

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Oct 27, 2022
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
00:15:00

October 26th, 1881: The Earp Brothers and Doc Holliday face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

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Oct 26, 2022
The Battle of Agincourt
00:16:22

October 25, 1415: English King Henry V defeats a larger French army with the help of longbow archers at the Battle of Agincourt.

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Oct 25, 2022
The 1929 Wall Street Crash
00:17:05

October 24th 1929. An unprecedented day of plummeting prices at the New York Stock Exchange becomes known as “Black Thursday” and heralds the start of the 1929 Wall Street Crash.

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Oct 24, 2022
Saturday Matinee: History On Fire
01:25:18

On today’s Saturday Matinee, the real story about a real monster’s reign of terror, from the podcast History On Fire. Link to History On Fire: http://historyonfirepodcast.com/

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Oct 22, 2022
The Battle of Trafalgar
00:16:14

October 21, 1805: British naval hero Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson is mortally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar.

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Oct 21, 2022
The Death of Colonel Gaddafi
00:16:44

October 20th 2011. Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s long rule comes to an end when rebels capture and execute him.

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Oct 20, 2022
The End of the American Revolution
00:16:58

October 19, 1781. After a French naval victory over the British, George Washington and the Continental Army win the American Revolution with the siege of Yorktown.

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Oct 19, 2022
The United States Takes Control of Alaska
00:15:36

October 18, 1867. The United States formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia.

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Oct 18, 2022
Einstein’s Escape from Nazi Germany
00:18:25

October 17, 1933. Albert Einstein arrives in the United States after fleeing antisemitic persecution in Nazi Germany.

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Oct 17, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Bad Women
00:17:40

On today’s Saturday Matinee, season two of Bad Women from Pushkin covers the women who fell victim to another murderous “Ripper” you’ve likely not heard about. Link to the Bad Women: The Blackout Ripper - https://www.pushkin.fm/podcasts/bad-women-the-ripper-retold

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Oct 15, 2022
The Battle of Old Byland
00:16:13

October 14, 1322. During the first war of Scottish independence, the Scots win a decisive victory over the English at the Battle of Old Byland.

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Oct 14, 2022
The Chilean Mining Accident
00:17:53

October 13, 2010. After a record 69 days underground, 33 trapped miners are saved by a rescue team in Copiapó, Chile, concluding the worst mining accident in Chilean history.

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Oct 13, 2022
Inejiro Asanuma is Assassinated
00:16:56

October 12, 1960. Inejiro Asanuma, leader of the Japan Socialist Party, is assassinated by a far-right extremist while speaking in a televised political debate in Tokyo.

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Oct 12, 2022
The AIDS Memorial Quilt
00:16:59

October 11, 1987. During a national march on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, demonstrators unveil the AIDS Memorial Quilt, drawing national attention to the epidemic’s growing death toll.

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Oct 11, 2022
Canada's October Crisis
00:17:18

October 10, 1970. In their fight for Quebec’s independence from Canada, members of a radical separatist group spark national panic when they kidnap a government official in Montreal.

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Oct 10, 2022
Saturday Matinee: History of Everything
00:45:33

On today’s Saturday Matinee, the salacious but true story of Operation Salon Kitty and the Nazi sex spies, from the podcast History of Everything. Link to the History of Everything Podcast: https://historyofeverythingpodcast.com/

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Oct 08, 2022
Edith Cavell is Tried for Treason
00:15:40

October 7, 1915. During World War One, British nurse Edith Cavell is put on trial for treason for helping hundreds of wounded Allied soldiers escape German territory.

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Oct 07, 2022
Opening Night at the Moulin Rouge
00:16:42

October 6, 1889. The now world-famous Parisian cabaret, the Moulin Rouge, opens its doors for the first time.

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Oct 06, 2022
The First James Bond Film Premieres
00:15:56

October 5, 1962. Dr No, the first film in the James Bond series, premieres in London after a long and troubled journey to the screen.

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Oct 05, 2022
Sputnik 1 Becomes the First Satellite in Space
00:17:15

October 4, 1957. The Soviet Union launches the first satellite, Sputnik 1, into orbit, sparking the Space Race with the United States.

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Oct 04, 2022
Operation Hurricane
00:15:55

October 3, 1952. Britain successfully conducts its first atomic weapons test at the Montebello Islands in Western Australia.

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Oct 03, 2022
Saturday Matinee: The Constant
00:34:47

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we make mistakes with The Constant: a History of Getting Things Wrong Link to The Constant: https://www.constantpodcast.com/

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Oct 01, 2022
Suleiman the Magnificent
00:17:25

September 30, 1520. Suleiman the Magnificent becomes Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and sets his sights on conquering Europe.

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Sep 30, 2022
The Battle of New Market Heights
00:17:20

September 29, 1864. During the American Civil War, the Battle of New Market Heights sees 14 African American soldiers awarded the Medal of Honor for their gallantry under fire.

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Sep 29, 2022
William the Conqueror Arrives in Britain
00:17:36

September 28, 1066. William, Duke of Normandy, lands with his fleet on the English coast, marking the start of the Norman Invasion of Britain.

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Sep 28, 2022
The End of the Mexican War of Independence
00:19:00

September 27th 1821. After a long and bitter war, Mexican revolutionary Agustin de Iturbide leads his army into Mexico City, setting the stage for Mexican Independence.

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Sep 27, 2022
Daniel Shays Shuts Down the Courts
00:17:54

September 26, 1786. American farmer Daniel Shays leads a militia of debt-ridden citizens to protest high taxes and shut down Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in what will come to be known as Shays’ Rebellion.

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Sep 26, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Addressing Gettysburg Podcast
00:37:54

On today’s Saturday Matinee, the turning point of the American Civil War gets its own podcast with Addressing Gettysburg. Link to Addressing Gettysburg: https://www.addressinggettysburg.com/

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Sep 24, 2022
The Little Rock Nine Take on School Segregation
00:20:02

September 23, 1957. Three years after the United States Supreme Court abolishes segregation in public schools, nine African American students attempt to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Sep 23, 2022
Abraham Lincoln’s Duel
00:15:47

September 22, 1842. A young Abraham Lincoln meets a political rival on Bloody Island to face off in a life-or-death duel.

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Sep 22, 2022
Benedict Arnold Turns Traitor
00:19:35

September 21, 1780. American General Benedict Arnold meets with a British spy to discuss handing over West Point, a major American stronghold, in exchange for money and a position in the British Army.

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Sep 21, 2022
Billie Jean King Wins the “Battle of the Sexes”
00:19:11

September 20, 1973. In a widely-publicized exhibition match, tennis champion Billie Jean King defeats former player Bobby Riggs in what becomes known as the "Battle of the Sexes.”

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Sep 20, 2022
Women Win the Right to Vote In New Zealand
00:16:26

September 19, 1893. New Zealand becomes the first self-governing nation in the world to grant women the right to vote.

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Sep 19, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Elizabeth II Regina, Part Two
00:51:11

On today’s Saturday Matinee, Part Two from the Short History Of podcast series on Queen Elizabeth II. Link to Short History Of: https://www.noiser.com/short-history-of/

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Sep 17, 2022
The Mayflower Sets Sail
00:17:23

September 16, 1620. The Mayflower sets sail for the New World, carrying the first Pilgrim settlers to America.

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Sep 16, 2022
The Battle of Signal Hill
00:16:03

September 15, 1762. The Battle of Signal Hill ends the French and Indian War and establishes Britain as the dominant power in North America.

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Sep 15, 2022
Francis Scott Key Writes “The Star Spangled Banner”
00:17:41

September 14, 1814. After the British attack Fort McHenry in the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key writes the poem that will become the “Star Spangled Banner.”

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Sep 14, 2022
The Union Raid of the William H Judah
00:17:37

September 13th, 1861. During the American Civil War, Union officers, sailors and marines of the USS Colorado launch a daring expedition to torch and sink a rebel schooner, the William H Judah.

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Sep 13, 2022
The Battle of Marathon
00:17:58

September 12, 490 BC. A greatly outnumbered Greek force defeats the Persian Army in the Battle of Marathon, preserving Greek independence from the mighty Persian Empire.

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Sep 12, 2022
Saturday Matinee: The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King
00:54:49

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we reflect on the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Link to Short History Of: https://www.noiser.com/short-history-of/

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Sep 10, 2022
The Attica Prison Riot
00:18:42

September 9, 1971. Prisoners seize control of the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York, sparking the bloodiest prison uprising in US history.

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Sep 09, 2022
The Magellan Expedition Returns Home
00:20:33

September 8, 1522. Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing the first circumnavigation of the globe.

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Sep 08, 2022
Jesse James and the Northfield Bank Raid
00:15:11

September 7, 1876. A failed bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota sparks the downfall of outlaw Jesse James.

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Sep 07, 2022
President McKinley is Shot
00:16:12

September 6th, 1901. After being elected for a second term, President William McKinley is shot at the World’s Fair in Buffalo, New York.

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Sep 06, 2022
The First Continental Congress
00:16:28

September 5, 1774. Amid growing tensions over taxation, delegates from the American colonies unite in Philadelphia to coordinate resistance to the British Crown. 

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Sep 05, 2022
The Great Fire of London Begins
00:17:08

September 2, 1666. The Great Fire of London begins in a bakery, before quickly spreading and reducing one third of London to ashes.

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Sep 02, 2022
Aaron Burr is Acquitted of Treason
00:15:44

September 1, 1807. Former Vice President Aaron Burr is acquitted on charges of treason against the United States Government.

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Sep 01, 2022
Princess Diana Dies in a Car Crash
00:16:17

August 31, 1997. Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash after a tumultuous and highly publicized marriage and divorce.

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Aug 31, 2022
The Failed Assassination of Vladimir Lenin
00:16:05

August 30, 1918. Socialist revolutionary Fanya Kaplan sets off the Red Terror when she tries, and fails, to assassinate the new leader of Soviet Russia, Vladimir Lenin.

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Aug 30, 2022
Hurricane Katrina Floods New Orleans
00:15:51

August 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina hits southeastern Louisiana, sparking one of the worst humanitarian disasters in U.S. history.

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Aug 29, 2022
Saturday Matinee: The American Revolution Podcast
00:33:28

On today’s Saturday Matinee, revolution at sea, with General Benedict Arnold making a name for himself (that isn't "turncoat").

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Aug 27, 2022
Harry Houdini’s Underwater Escape
00:15:24

August 26, 1907. In a death-defying stunt, Harry Houdini escapes from chains underwater in 57 seconds in San Francisco Bay, California.

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Aug 26, 2022
The Liberation of Paris
00:18:51

August 25, 1944. After four years of Nazi occupation, Paris is finally liberated by an Allied force of British, French and American troops during World War II.

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Aug 25, 2022
Mount Vesuvius Erupts
00:16:40

August 24, 79 AD. Mount Vesuvius erupts in southern Italy, burying the thriving Roman city of Pompeii in volcanic ash.

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Aug 24, 2022
William Wallace is Executed
00:19:07

August 23, 1305. Scottish rebel leader William Wallace is executed in London. 

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Aug 23, 2022
Fannie Lou Hamer Testifies at the Democratic National Convention
00:18:06

August 22, 1964, Activist Fannie Lou Hamer delivers one of the most important speeches in civil rights history at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.

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Aug 22, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Grey History
01:17:14

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we look into the space between black and white with Grey History. Link to Grey History: https://greyhistory.com/

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Aug 20, 2022
A Failed Coup in Moscow
00:20:08

August 19, 1991. A group of Communist Party hardliners attempt to save the collapsing Soviet Union by staging a coup against party leader, Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Aug 19, 2022
The 19th Amendment Gives Women the Right to Vote
00:20:16

August 18, 1920. The United States Congress ratifies the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

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Aug 18, 2022
The United States Annexes California
00:16:13

August 17, 1846. Commodore Robert F. Stockton of the US Navy annexes California during the Mexican-American War.

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Aug 17, 2022
Michelangelo Begins the Statue of David
00:15:55

August 16, 1501. The famed Italian artist Michelangelo Buonarroti is awarded a contract to create the statue of David at Florence Cathedral.

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Aug 16, 2022
Woodstock Begins
00:18:01

August 15, 1969. Over 400,000 people attend one of the most pivotal events in popular music history: the first day of Woodstock.

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Aug 15, 2022
The End of the Spanish-American War
00:16:07

August 12, 1898. The signing of a peace pact in Washington brings an end to the fighting in the Spanish-American War.

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Aug 12, 2022
The Arrest of Ethel Rosenberg
00:16:56

August 11, 1950. The alleged traitor Ethel Rosenberg is arrested on allegations of spying for the Soviet Union.

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Aug 11, 2022
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Joins the Supreme Court
00:18:55

August 10, 1993. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court’s 107th justice, becoming only the second woman in history to serve on the country’s highest court. 

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Aug 10, 2022
The Bombing of Nagasaki
00:19:52

August 9, 1945. Three days after the first atomic bomb falls on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the U.S. drops a second bomb on Nagasaki. 

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Aug 09, 2022
The Great Train Robbery
00:17:35

August 8, 1963. A gang of 15 criminals steal nearly 50 million dollars from a Royal Mail train in Buckinghamshire, England, carrying out the largest train robbery in British history.

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Aug 08, 2022
Saturday Matinee Takes a Break
00:00:46

On today’s Saturday Matinee, there is no Saturday Matinee.

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Aug 06, 2022
The Lonesome Cowboys Raid
00:17:59

August 5,1969. Police in Atlanta, Georgia raid a screening of Andy Warhol’s underground film, Lonesome Cowboys, triggering a wave of protests that sparks the gay rights movement in the Deep South.

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Aug 05, 2022
The Capture of Anne Frank
00:17:40

August 4, 1944. Jewish teen Anne Frank and her family are discovered by the Gestapo after two years of hiding in a secret annex behind her father’s business in Amsterdam.

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Aug 04, 2022
The First Voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World
00:17:14

August 3, 1492. Christopher Columbus sets out on his first voyage to what will come to be known as the New World.

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Aug 03, 2022
The Murder of Wild Bill Hickock
00:16:10

August 2, 1876. At a poker table in the town of Deadwood, a buffalo hunter turned prospector named Jack McCall murders the legendary gunslinger, frontiersman, and folk hero, Wild Bill Hickock.

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Aug 02, 2022
Joseph Priestley Discovers Oxygen
00:18:59

August 1, 1774. English chemist Joseph Priestley changes the world forever when he isolates a mysterious new gas: oxygen.

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Aug 01, 2022
Saturday Matinee: The Pirate History Podcast
00:36:59

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we raise the Jolly Roger, unfurl the sails, prime our cannon and hit the seas searching for plunder with The Pirate History Podcast. Link to The Pirate History Podcast: https://piratehistorypodcast.com/

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Jul 30, 2022
The Publication of The Lord of the Rings
00:16:36

July 29, 1954. After years of struggle, JRR Tolkien publishes the first installment of The Lord of the Rings.

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Jul 29, 2022
San Martín Liberates Peru
00:19:33

July 28, 1821, The Legendary Military Commander, José de San Martín, liberates Peru and proclaims its independence from Spain.

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Jul 28, 2022
The Death of Vincent van Gogh
00:16:38

July 27, 1890. Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh shoots himself in the chest, a tragic end to a complicated life that will make him one of the most important painters in Western art.

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Jul 27, 2022
The Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act
00:18:28

July 26, 1990. Disability rights activists’ achieve a major victory for equality when President George HW Bush signs into law the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Jul 26, 2022
Mata Hari is Sentenced to Death
00:20:41

July 25, 1917, Exotic dancer Mata Hari is convicted of spying for Germany in World War I and sentenced to die in Paris. 

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Jul 25, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Wild West Extravaganza
00:24:57

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we head West to explore how Annie Oakley was *not* a thieving cocaine addict, no matter what publisher William Randolph Hearst said. Link to Wild West Extravaganza: www.wildwestextra.com/

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Jul 23, 2022
The End of the Warsaw Ghetto
00:17:51

July 22, 1942, The Nazis begin the evacuation of the Warsaw Ghetto, transporting hundreds of thousands of Jews to their deaths at the Treblinka Extermination Camp.

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Jul 22, 2022
Neil Armstrong Walks On the Moon
00:16:40

July 21, 1969. American astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the moon.

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Jul 21, 2022
The Turkish Invasion of Cyprus
00:18:51

July 20, 1974. After a coup d'etat by the Greek military, Turkish forces launch an invasion of Cyprus, dividing the country in two.

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Jul 20, 2022
The Birth of the Tuskegee Airmen
00:16:12

July 19, 1941. The Tuskegee Airmen begin their training as the first class of Black pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces.

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Jul 19, 2022
The Great Fire of Rome
00:17:16

July 18, 64 AD. When the Great Fire of Rome reduces two-thirds of the city to ashes, Emperor Nero uses the catastrophe as an excuse to persecute a new religious group: the Christians.

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Jul 18, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis
00:52:04

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we explore the pandemic that changed the world forever, with season five of Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis Link to Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis: https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiasco-The-AIDS-Crisis-Podcast/B09SVPH27K

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Jul 16, 2022
Napoleon Bonaparte Surrenders
00:19:35

July 15, 1815. After suffering a crushing defeat in the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders to the British.

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Jul 15, 2022
The Darien Scheme
00:17:32

July 14, 1698. An ambitious plan by Scotland to found a colony in Panama goes disastrously wrong.

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Jul 14, 2022
The Dedication of the Hollywood Sign
00:15:42

July 13, 1923. Real estate developers dedicate the Hollywood sign to advertise a new housing devleopment, inadvertently creating an iconic American landmark.

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Jul 13, 2022
The Death of Alexander Hamilton
00:16:10

July 12, 1804. American founding father, Alexander Hamilton, dies from a fatal wound he suffered during a duel with his longtime adversary, Aaron Burr.

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Jul 12, 2022
The Murder of Yagan, Australian Aboriginal Freedom Fighter
00:16:10

July 11, 1833. An Australian Aboriginal warrior named Yagan is murdered by colonists after leading a war of resistance against British settlers.

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Jul 11, 2022
Saturday Matinee: It’s a Continent
00:54:23

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we discover the startling truth about Africa: It’s a Continent. Link to the It's a Continent podcast: https://www.itsacontinent.com

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Jul 09, 2022
The First Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence
00:16:58

July 8, 1776. Colonel John Nixon gives the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, spreading word that the American colonies have declared themselves free from British rule.

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Jul 08, 2022
The Roswell UFO Incident
00:17:39

July 7, 1947. The discovery of mysterious debris on a sheep ranch near Roswell, New Mexico sparks a national obsession with UFOs.

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Jul 07, 2022
Captain Kidd Gets Arrested
00:15:52

July 6, 1699. The arrest of Captain William Kidd ends the reign of plunder of one of history's most infamous pirates and sparks rumors of buried treasure.

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Jul 06, 2022
Elvis Presley’s First Single
00:18:25

July 5, 1954. Elvis Presley records his first single "That's All Right" at Sun Records in Memphis, introducing rock and roll to mainstream America.

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Jul 05, 2022
The Huskar Pit Mining Disaster
00:16:43

July 4, 1838. The Huskar Pit mine in northern England floods, drowning 26 children, and leading to significant changes in labor laws.

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Jul 04, 2022
Saturday Matinee: The History of The Netherlands Podcast
00:40:42

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we investigate how and why a small nation that shouldn’t really exist keeps punching above its weight throughout history. Link to the History of the Netherlands podcast: http://www.historyofthenetherlands.com/ 

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Jul 02, 2022
The Battle of Gettysburg Begins
00:16:50

July 1, 1863. Confederate troops engage with Union troops outside of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, setting off one of the bloodiest and most important battles of the American Civil War.

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Jul 01, 2022
The Night of the Long Knives
00:18:35

June 30, 1934. Adolf Hitler orchestrates the mass assassination of his political enemies, consolidating power at the helm of the Nazi Party.

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Jun 30, 2022
The Globe Theatre Burns Down
00:15:13

June 29, 1613. During a performance of William Shakespeare’s King Henry VIII, the famous Globe Theatre burns to the ground.

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Jun 29, 2022
The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
00:17:41

June 28, 1914. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, puts Europe on the path to war. *** Get an exclusive NordPass deal plus 1 additional month for FREE at nordpass.com/historydaily

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Jun 28, 2022
The Murder of Joseph Smith
00:17:37

June 27, 1844. Self-styled prophet and founder of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, is murdered by an angry mob. *** Get an exclusive NordPass deal plus 1 additional month for FREE at nordpass.com/historydaily

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Jun 27, 2022
Saturday Matinee: The Industry
01:01:33

During the 1970s the cold war began to thaw a bit with the policy of detente. It's also when the first US-USSR co-production happened. The idea was to make a non-political children's musical that could appeal to audiences in both countries. The US side would provide the talent with stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, and Ava Gardner. While the USSR would provide the set, locations, and crew. However the Americans sorely underestimated the situation in the Soviet Union and the cold winter, outdated equipment, and translations issues would cause the production to lag way behind schedule and even temporarily shut down. Interviews include Blue Bird producer Paul Maslansky, and Blue Bird star Todd Lookinland. About The Industry: The Industry is a documentary podcast that examines forgotten movie history. Each episode host Dan Delgado looks at a movie, an event, or a movement in cinema history and attempts to answer the question, 'how did this happen?' The Industry website is IndustryPodcast.org.

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Jun 25, 2022
Australia’s First Woman Prime Minister
00:15:45

June 24, 2010. After an internal party struggle, Labor politician Julia Gillard becomes the first woman to be Prime Minister of Australia.

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Jun 24, 2022
The Monuments Men
00:17:06

June 23, 1943. To recover artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War II, the US Government establishes a special army unit known as the Monuments Men.

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Jun 23, 2022
The Trial of Galileo
00:18:22

June 22, 1633. The Inquisition forces Galileo to recant his support of the Copernican system, which argues that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the solar system

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Jun 22, 2022
The First Lady of Parachuting
00:15:59

June 21, 1913. 20 year-old daredevil Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick becomes the first woman to parachute from an airplane.

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Jun 21, 2022
Jaws Hits Theaters
00:17:37

June 20, 1975. Steven Spielberg's thriller Jaws is released in theaters and becomes the highest grossing movie of all time, creating the genre of the “summer blockbuster”.

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Jun 20, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Explorers Podcast
00:37:04

On today’s Saturday Matinee: The Explorers Podcast is a historical narrative podcast about famous explorers and explorations from throughout history. The show takes listeners across oceans, into deep jungles, to the top of mountains, on to the polar ice caps, into outer space, and along the world’s greatest rivers. The show does deep dives into the lives of the most famous - and not so famous - explorers. This includes Shackleton, Lewis and Clark, Magellan, and many, many more. Link to the Explorers Podcast: www.explorerspodcast.com

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Jun 18, 2022
The Watergate Break In
00:15:40

June 17, 1972. A break-in at the Democratic National Committee's headquarters in Washington D.C. leads to an investigation that eventually ensnares President Richard Nixon and sparks one of the biggest political scandals in American history.

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Jun 17, 2022
The First Woman In Space
00:17:32

June 16, 1963. After months of rigorous training, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space, orbiting the Earth for just under three days.

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Jun 16, 2022
King John Signs the Magna Carta
00:16:18

June 15, 1215. Amid growing opposition to his tyrannical rule, King John I of England adds his royal seal to the Magna Carta, the first written constitution in European history. 

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Jun 15, 2022
The First President to Speak on the Radio
00:16:49

June 14, 1922. Warren G. Harding becomes the first US President to have his voice transmitted live over the radio, forever altering the way politicians interact with the American people.

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Jun 14, 2022
The Peasants’ Revolt
00:17:17

June 13, 1381. After years of political unrest in England, the people rise up against the ruling classes and storm the gates of London in the Peasants’ Revolt. 

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Jun 13, 2022
Saturday Matinee: My History Can Beat Up Your Politics
00:29:51

On today’s Saturday Matinee, it’s infrastructure week with “My History Can Beat Up Your Politics.”

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Jun 11, 2022
The First Execution of the Salem Witch Trials
00:16:31

June 10, 1692. Accusations of witchcraft spark hysteria in a Massachusetts town, leading to the execution of Bridget Bishop – the first victim of the Salem Witch Trials.

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Jun 10, 2022
Secretariat Wins the Triple Crown
00:18:09

June 9, 1973. Secretariat makes horse racing history by winning the Belmont Stakes by an unprecedented 31 lengths, capturing the highly coveted Triple Crown. 

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Jun 09, 2022
James Madison Proposes the Bill of Rights
00:15:51

June 8, 1789. American politician James Madison proposes to Congress the Bill of Rights, establishing what will become the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.

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Jun 08, 2022
The Siege of Jerusalem
00:19:04

June 7, 1099.​​ After a long journey and many bloody battles, the first Crusaders finally reach the Holy City, beginning a siege that will lead to the formation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. 

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Jun 07, 2022
D-Day
00:15:39

June 6, 1944. On D-Day, over 150,000 Allied troops storm the beach at Normandy, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany.

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Jun 06, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Obscure History
00:23:27

On today’s Saturday Matinee, let’s (not) go for a nice 26.2 mile run with the podcast Obscure History. Link to Obscure History: https://obscurehistorypod.com/

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Jun 04, 2022
The Tiananmen Square Massacre
00:16:13

June 3, 1989. In a bloody government crackdown on dissent, Chinese troops storm Beijing's Tiananmen Square and open fire on a pro-democracy demonstration, killing hundreds of unarmed civilians.

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Jun 03, 2022
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
00:17:12

June 2, 1953. Following the unexpected death of her father, twenty-five-year-old Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor is crowned Queen Elizabeth II.

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Jun 02, 2022
The Beatles Release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
00:17:17

June 1, 1967. The Beatles release their eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, topping the charts and forever changing the world of music and pop culture.

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Jun 01, 2022
The Tulsa Race Massacre
00:15:22

May 31, 1921. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a Black teenager is accused of assaulting a white woman, setting off one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history.

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May 31, 2022
Joan of Arc is Burned at the Stake
00:17:01

May 30, 1431. In Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake.

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May 30, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Car Show
00:34:37

On today’s Saturday Matinee, the venerable, beloved, quirky Jeep, the original SUV, as explored on a new show from Pushkin, “Car Show! with Eddie Alterman” Link to Car Show! with Eddie Alterman: https://www.pushkin.fm/show/car-show-with-eddie-alterman/

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May 28, 2022
The Evacuation of Dunkirk
00:16:24

May 27, 1940. During World War Two, the British Military launches Operation Dynamo, pulling out hundreds of thousands of allied soldiers from the French port city of Dunkirk.

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May 27, 2022
The First-Ever Dow Jones Industrial Average
00:14:46

May 26, 1896. In the aftermath of a financial crisis, the Wall Street Journal begins printing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the nation’s oldest market index still in use today.

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May 26, 2022
The First Star Wars Movie Hits Theaters
00:16:09

May 25, 1977. After a production plagued by mishap and doubt, the first Star Wars film is released and becomes a global sensation.

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May 25, 2022
Andrew Jackson Conquers Spanish Florida
00:15:32

May 24, 1818. Determined to expand the US empire by any means necessary, Andrew Jackson invades Pensacola to complete his conquest of Spanish Florida.

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May 24, 2022
The Death of Bonnie and Clyde
00:14:50

May 23, 1934. Notorious American outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde, are killed in a police shoot-out in Louisiana.

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May 23, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Real Outlaws
00:34:40

On today’s Saturday Matinee, Billy the Kid and a new show from Noiser, “Real Outlaws.”

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May 21, 2022
Explorer Ernest Shackleton Escapes the Antarctic
00:16:05

May 20, 1916. Freezing, exhausted and starving, Ernest Shackleton stumbles back to civilization after a grueling escape from the punishing Antarctic conditions that crushed and sank his ship, the Endurance.

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May 20, 2022
Anne Boleyn’s Execution
00:15:51

May 19, 1536. After being accused of treason, adultery, and incest, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, is publicly executed.

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May 19, 2022
Napoleon Becomes Emperor of the French
00:15:58

May 18, 1804. Rising from obscurity to become a national hero, Napoleon Bonaparte seizes power in France and declares himself Emperor.

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May 18, 2022
Pirates Sack Veracruz
00:15:40

May 17, 1638. Pirates sack the city of Veracruz in New Spain, taking a large group of hostages, and holding them for ransom.

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May 17, 2022
The First Woman to Climb Mount Everest
00:16:49

May 16, 1975. Junko Tabei, a Japanese mountaineer, author and teacher, becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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May 16, 2022
Saturday Matinee: History of the Second World War
00:39:26

On today’s Saturday Matinee, the impenetrable Maginot Line, 280-mile-long defensive border the French erected to keep Germany out. It didn’t work. Link to the History of the Second World War podcast: http://historyofthesecondworldwar.com/

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May 14, 2022
Robert Smalls Sails a Stolen Ship to Freedom
00:15:58

May 13,1862. During the American Civil War, a slave steals a Confederate ship and flees with his family to freedom.

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May 13, 2022
Jimmy Carter Visits Cuba
00:16:15

May 12, 2002. Former President Jimmy Carter goes to Cuba, becoming the first American president to visit the country since Castro's revolution in 1959.

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May 12, 2022
The Assassination of the British Prime Minister
00:15:56

May 11, 1812. A disgruntled former merchant named John Bellingham shoots and kills Spencer Perceval, the only British Prime Minister assassinated in history.

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May 11, 2022
Nelson Mandela Becomes President
00:16:57

May 10, 1994. Nelson Mandela is sworn in as South Africa’s first Black president, marking an end to the nation’s oppressive and segregationist Apartheid laws.

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May 10, 2022
The Soviets Celebrate Victory Day
00:17:22

May 9, 1945. The Soviet Union celebrates Victory Day after Germany’s surrender brings an end to World War II in Europe. 

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May 09, 2022
Saturday Matinee: We Interrupt This Broadcast
00:34:16

On today’s Saturday Matinee, before it was history, it was news. But one news event made history: the Hindenburg disaster, one of the earliest examples of new electronic media that would routinely report shocking events in the moment that they occurred. Link to We Interrupt This Broadcast: https://weinterruptthisbroadcast.org

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May 07, 2022
The Hindenburg Disaster
00:17:11

May 6, 1937. The Hindenburg, the largest rigid airship ever built, and the pride of Nazi Germany, bursts into flames, killing 36 people.

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May 06, 2022
The Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo
00:18:41

May 5, 1862. Following the French invasion of Mexico, Mexican soldiers succeed in defending the town of Puebla, sealing a victory that will be commemorated by the national holiday, Cinco de Mayo. 

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May 05, 2022
The Execution of the Carthusian Monks
00:17:27

May 4, 1535. Carthusian monks are hanged, drawn, and quartered for their refusal to acknowledge King Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church of England.

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May 04, 2022
The Partition of Ireland
00:17:46

May 3, 1921. The Government of Ireland Act comes into force, officially partitioning Ireland into two separate countries.

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May 03, 2022
Ella Fitzgerald Records ‘A-Tisket, A-Tasket’
00:14:23

May 2, 1938. Ella Fitzgerald begins her rise to fame when she records “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” with Chick Webb and His Orchestra.

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May 02, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Twenty Thousand Hertz
00:13:45

On today’s Saturday Matinee, the most iconic voice of the Twentieth Century, and that’s not all, folks. Link to Twenty Thousand Hertz: https://www.20k.org/

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Apr 30, 2022
The 1992 Los Angeles Riots
00:17:20

April 29, 1992. A jury acquits four police officers in the beating of Black motorist Rodney King, sparking six days of violence and unrest in Los Angeles.

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Apr 29, 2022
Billy the Kid Escapes
00:17:00

April 28, 1881. The condemned outlaw, Billy the Kid, makes a daring escape from the Lincoln County Courthouse Jail.

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Apr 28, 2022
The Capture of Benito Mussolini
00:18:34

April 27, 1945. Benito Mussolini is captured by Italian resistance fighters, marking the end of his twenty-three year Fascist regime.

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Apr 27, 2022
The Chernobyl Disaster
00:17:49

April 26, 1986. A safety test goes wrong at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, causing the worst nuclear disaster in history.

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Apr 26, 2022
Anzac Day
00:15:00

April 25, 1915. During WW1, Australian and New Zealand soldiers land on the Gallipoli Peninsula for a heroic military campaign that will lead to the creation of Anzac day.

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Apr 25, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Everything Everywhere
00:23:01

On today’s Saturday Matinee, another daily deluge of delightful discovery from the podcast “Everything Everywhere.” Link to Everything Everywhere: https://everything-everywhere.com/everything-everywhere-daily-podcast/

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Apr 23, 2022
Earth Day
00:14:59

April 22, 1970. Millions of Americans celebrate the nation’s first Earth Day, launching a grassroots movement that transforms environmental protection laws in America.

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Apr 22, 2022
The Loch Ness Photograph
00:15:06

April 21, 1934. The Daily Mail publishes an alleged photo of the Loch Ness Monster, sparking an international sensation around one of the world’s most enduring modern legends. 

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Apr 21, 2022
Louis Pasteur Invents Pasteurization
00:17:21

April 20,1862. French biologist Louis Pasteur invents a process of heating a liquid to kill potentially harmful bacteria and names it after himself: pasteurization.

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Apr 20, 2022
The Oklahoma City Bombing
00:17:06

April 19, 1995. Timothy McVeigh bombs the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

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Apr 19, 2022
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
00:16:43

April 18, 1775. Paul Revere rides from Boston to Concord, warning pro-independence colonists in Massachusetts that “the British are coming!” 

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Apr 18, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Rex Factor
01:00:56

On today’s Saturday Matinee, discover why Spiderman thinks King Henry V is overrated. Link to Rex Factor: https://rexfactor.wordpress.com/

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Apr 16, 2022
The Titanic Sinks
00:16:18

April 15, 1912. After hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean, the RMS Titanic sinks, killing over 1,500 people.

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Apr 15, 2022
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
00:17:12

April 14, 1865. The actor John Wilkes Booth assassinates U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

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Apr 14, 2022
Tiger Woods Wins the 1997 Masters
00:14:29

April 13, 1997. Tiger Woods wins the Masters Tournament by 12 strokes, marking Woods’ first major championship victory and the start of an unprecedented career.

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Apr 13, 2022
The Battle of Vimy Ridge
00:16:14

April 12, 1917. In one of the defining moments of World War One, the Canadian Corps triumphs over the Germans at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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Apr 12, 2022
The Brixton Riots
00:16:13

April 11, 1981. Following police brutality towards black people in London, the Brixton Riots break out, heralding a watershed moment for race relations in the UK.

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Apr 11, 2022
Saturday Matinee: The Bowery Boys Podcast
00:51:57

On today’s Saturday Matinee, an audacious Gilded Age heist is pulled off by the “King of Bank Robbers.” Link ot the The Bowery Boys: https://www.boweryboyshistory.com/

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Apr 09, 2022
The Maiden Voyage of the Great Western
00:16:57

April 8, 1838. The Great Western, the earliest regular transatlantic steamer, embarks on its maiden voyage from Bristol, England, to New York City.

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Apr 08, 2022
The Execution of Dick Turpin
00:16:11

April 7, 1739. In York, England, the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin is hanged for stealing horses.

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Apr 07, 2022
The Start of the Rwandan Genocide
00:16:34

April 6, 1994. The plane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana is shot down, sparking the Rwandan Genocide.

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Apr 06, 2022
The Downfall of Oscar Wilde
00:16:37

April 5th, 1895. Oscar Wilde loses a libel case that leads to his arrest and imprisonment, instigating the downfall of one of Victorian England’s most celebrated writers.

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Apr 05, 2022
The Birth of Microsoft
00:17:42

April 4, 1975. Bill Gates and Paul Allen formalize their partnership with the creation of Microsoft, ushering in the era of the personal computer.

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Apr 04, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Russian Rulers History Podcast
00:27:04

On today’s Saturday Matinee, once an autocratic dictator seizes power, how do they retain it? Enablers.

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Apr 02, 2022
Plato's Secret
00:18:42

April 1, 355 BC. The cryptic writings of Plato send generations of seekers on a quest for the truth.

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Apr 01, 2022
The Inauguration of the Eiffel Tower
00:18:00

March 31, 1889. After four years of planning and construction, the Eiffel Tower is completed and inaugurated on the anniversary of the French Revolution.

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Mar 31, 2022
The Crimean War Comes to an End
00:14:58

March 30, 1856. The Russian Empire signs the Treaty of Paris, bringing an end to the Crimean War.

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Mar 30, 2022
General Grant Launches the Appomattox Campaign
00:16:29

March 29, 1865. Lieutenant General Ulysses S Grant launches the Appomattox Campaign, which will ultimately force the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

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Mar 29, 2022
Barnum & Bailey Launch "The Greatest Show on Earth"
00:17:48

March 28, 1881. Rival showmen P.T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey merge their circuses to create "The Greatest Show on Earth" This episode is brought to you by Wine 52. Claim 3X free bottles of wine using code ‘DAILY’ at www.wine52.com

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Mar 28, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Histories of the Unexpected
00:49:56

On today’s Saturday Matinee, don't be afraid of making connections. Link to Histories of the Unexpected: https://historiesoftheunexpected.com

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Mar 26, 2022
The Abolition of the British Slave Trade
00:17:03

March 25, 1807. The British Parliament abolishes the slave trade in the British West Indies.

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Mar 25, 2022
The Death of Queen Elizabeth I
00:17:58

March 24, 1603. After a reign of 44 years, Queen Elizabeth I of England dies, bringing an end to the Tudor Dynasty.

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Mar 24, 2022
The Return of Lewis and Clark
00:16:19

March 23, 1806. After completing the first U.S. overland expedition to the Pacific Ocean, Lewis and Clark begin their return to St. Louis, Missouri.

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Mar 23, 2022
The Jamestown Massacre
00:17:22

March 22, 1622. Years of hostility between English colonists and Native Americans erupts into violence when Powhatan Indians massacre 347 colonists in Jamestown, Virginia.

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Mar 22, 2022
The End of Alcatraz
00:17:16

March 21, 1963. The US federal prison on San Francisco Bay's Alcatraz Island is closed.

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Mar 21, 2022
Saturday Matinee: The History of WWII Podcast
00:57:39

On today’s Saturday Matinee, a growing authoritarian menace in Europe is misjudged and appeased by Western diplomats, and then the invasion begins. Link to The History of WWII Podcast: https://worldwariipodcast.net/

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Mar 19, 2022
The First Spacewalk
00:15:45

March 18, 1965. As the United States and Soviet Union compete over space exploration, Soviet-Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first person to complete a spacewalk.

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Mar 18, 2022
The Fight for the Unification of Italy
00:18:41

March 17, 1861. After more than a decade of revolution, the Kingdom of Italy is officially founded on what is known as the Day of Unity.

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Mar 17, 2022
The King of Sweden is Shot
00:15:37

March 16, 1792. King Gustav III of Sweden is shot at a masked ball in Stockholm.

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Mar 16, 2022
The Assassination of Julius Caesar
00:17:12

March 15, 44 BC. Dozens of Roman senators carry out a plot to assassinate Julius Caesar on the "Ides of March".

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Mar 15, 2022
The Murderer of JFK's Assassin is Found Guilty
00:17:09

March 14, 1964. In the first courtroom verdict televised in the US, Jack Ruby is found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy.

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Mar 14, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Pax Britannica: A History of the British Empire
00:34:41

On today’s Saturday Matinee, a Scottish hero that’s not William Wallace or Robert the Bruce, as told by the podcast Pax Britannica. Link to Pax Britannica: A History of the British Empire: https://pod.link/pax

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Mar 12, 2022
The First Reported Case of the Spanish Flu
00:18:06

March 11, 1918. A US army cook becomes the first person diagnosed with the Spanish Flu, setting off the deadliest pandemic in modern history.

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Mar 11, 2022
Dr. King's Assassin Pleads Guilty
00:16:09

March 10, 1969. A small-time criminal named James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

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Mar 10, 2022
Edward R. Murrow Attacks McCarthyism
00:17:36

March 9, 1954. On his television show, See It Now, journalist Edward R. Murrow attacks Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist crusade, waekening McCarthy’s power and hastening the end of America’s “Second Red Scare.”

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Mar 09, 2022
The Start of the Russian Revolution
00:18:01

March 8th, 1917. Demonstrations in St Petersburg mark the beginning of the February Revolution and the first stage of the Russian Revolution.

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Mar 08, 2022
The Abduction of Ellen Turner
00:16:24

March 7, 1827. In North West England, a wealthy teenage heiress named Ellen Turner is kidnapped and forced into marriage with an ambitious conman.

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Mar 07, 2022
Saturday Matinee: We Didn't Start the Fire
00:41:59

On today’s Saturday Matinee, a pop song from the 80s turns out to be a crash course in history. Link to We Didn't Start the Fire: https://crowdnetwork.co.uk/podcasts/we-didnt-start-the-fire/

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Mar 05, 2022
The Ouster of King Henry VI
00:16:21

March 4, 1461. King Henry VI of England is deposed and replaced by Edward IV, in a major victory for the House of York in the Wars of the Roses.

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Mar 04, 2022
John Dillinger's Jailbreak
00:13:52

March 3, 1934. Notorious bank robber John Dillinger breaks out of an “escape proof” jail in Crown Point, Indiana with the help of a wooden gun.

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Mar 03, 2022
The World Premiere of King Kong
00:17:06

March 2, 1933. The landmark monster movie King Kong has its world premiere.

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Mar 02, 2022
Yellowstone: the World's First National Park
00:17:50

March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signs into law the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act, making Yellowstone the world’s first national park.

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Mar 01, 2022
The Assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme
00:15:37

February 28, 1986. The assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme sparks a decades long search for the killer.

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Feb 28, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Conflicted
00:58:59

On today’s Saturday Matinee, Russia invades—and loses. The podcast Conflicted looks into the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Link to Conflicted: a History Podcast: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/conflicted

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Feb 26, 2022
Cassius Clay Becomes Heavyweight Champion of the World
00:16:54

February 25, 1964. A young Cassius Clay defeats Sonny Liston to become Heavyweight champion of the world.

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Feb 25, 2022
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
00:16:04

February 24, 1868. The House of Representatives moves to impeach Andrew Johnson, making him the first president impeached in US history.

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Feb 24, 2022
The Battle of the Alamo
00:17:13

February 23, 1836. The Mexican Army begins a thirteen-day siege to reclaim the Alamo, resulting in the most fabled battle of the Texas Revolution.

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Feb 23, 2022
The Affair of Poisons
00:13:47

February 22, 1680. Catherine Deshayes Monvoisin, known as "La Voisin", is burned at the stake for her role in the Affair of Poisons, which includes murder, satanism, and witchcraft.

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Feb 22, 2022
The Assassination of Malcolm X
00:15:39

February 21, 1965. Civil rights leader Malcolm X is assassinated while giving a speech in New York.

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Feb 21, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Short History Of
00:56:57

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we take a deeper look into, but still a Short History Of, Bonnie and Clyde. Link to Short History Of: https://www.noiser.com/short-history-of

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Feb 19, 2022
The Arrest of the White Rose Resistance
00:15:49

February 18, 1943. Members of an anti-Nazi resistance movement, called the White Rose, are arrested by the Gestapo.

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Feb 18, 2022
James Monroe Delivers the Treaty of Ghent
00:18:32

February 17, 1815. Secretary of State James Monroe presents the Treaty of Ghent to the British, bringing a ceremonial end to the War of 1812.

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Feb 17, 2022
The Antwerp Diamond Heist
00:17:30

February 16, 2003. Five thieves break into the vault of the Antwerp Diamond Centre and pull off one of the biggest heists in history.

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Feb 16, 2022
The Sinking of the USS Maine
00:16:56

February 15, 1898. An explosion in Havana Harbor sinks the USS Maine battleship, killing hundreds of American seamen and precipitating the Spanish-American War.

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Feb 15, 2022
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
00:18:17

February 14, 1929. Several members of Chicago’s North Side Gang are murdered in what will come to be known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

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Feb 14, 2022
Saturday Matinee: Cold War Conversations
01:25:45

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we’re taking to the tense, grey skies above Warsaw Pact forces in Europe, with an episode from the Cold War Conversations podcast. Link to Cold War Conversations: https://coldwarconversations.com/

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Feb 12, 2022
The Egyptian Revolution
00:18:49

February 11, 2011. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak steps down after nearly 30 years, following mass demonstrations that were part of the pro-democracy uprisings known as the Arab Spring.

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Feb 11, 2022
The Cold War Spy Swap
00:17:39

February 10, 1962. At the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union conduct a spy exchange.

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Feb 10, 2022
The Seattle Riots of 1886
00:16:19

February 9, 1886. After anti-Chinese violence descends into riots, President Grover Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle.

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Feb 09, 2022
The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots
00:17:46

February 8, 1587. Mary Queen of Scots, the rival of Queen Elizabeth I of England, is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle.

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Feb 08, 2022
"Beatlemania" Hits America
00:17:40

February 7, 1964. The Beatles land in NYC on their way to perform on the Ed Sullivan show in front of an audience of tens of millions.

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Feb 07, 2022
Saturday Matinee: History That Doesn't Suck
01:06:42

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we’re investigating the Brooklyn Bridge in an episode from “History That Doesn’t Suck,” another spectacular history podcast hosted by a friend of mine, Professor Greg Jackson. Link to History That Doesn't Suck: https://historythatdoesntsuck.com/podcast

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Feb 05, 2022
The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst
00:18:51

February 4, 1974. Patty Hearst is kidnapped by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.

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Feb 04, 2022
The Ratification of the 15th Amendment
00:17:20

February 3, 1870. The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing black men the right to vote.

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Feb 03, 2022
The German Defeat at Stalingrad - Original
00:15:54

February 2, 1943. The Battle of Stalingrad, one of the bloodiest of WWII, ends in defeat for Nazi Germany.

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Feb 02, 2022
History Daily Trailer
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On History Daily, we do history, daily. Every weekday beginning November 1st—the same day President John Adams first moved into the White House—we’ll bring you a slice of the history that happened that day. Whether it’s to remember the tragedy of December 7th, 1941, the day “that will live in infamy,” or to celebrate that 20th day in July, 1969, when mankind reached the moon, History Daily is there to tell you the true stories of the people and events that shaped our world—one day at a time. So if you’re stuck in traffic, bored at work—wherever you are, listen to History Daily to remind yourself that something incredible happened to make that day historic. History Daily premiers November 1st. Search for and subscribe to History Daily wherever you get your podcasts.

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Sep 11, 2021