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By Scott Allsop

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The 'on this day in history' podcast, with a new episode every single day. Featuring historical events that range from the Roman Empire to the World Wide Web, HistoryPod proves that there is always something to be remembered 'on this day'. Written and presented by Scott Allsop, creator of the award-winning www.mrallsophistory.com

Episode Date
18th April 1775: Paul Revere rides from Charleston to Lexington with his message that “the Regulars are coming out!”
Apr 18, 2024
17th April 1907: Ellis Island in New York Harbor has its busiest day, processing 11,747 immigrants
Apr 17, 2024
16th April 1902: The first purpose-designed movie theater opens as Thomas Tally’s Electric Theatre
Apr 16, 2024
15th April 1989: 96 Liverpool fans killed in the Hillsborough Disaster
Apr 15, 2024
14th April 1935: Black Sunday dust storm sweeps across the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl era
Apr 14, 2024
13th April 1970: Apollo 13 spacecraft rocked by an explosion from one of its oxygen tanks
Apr 13, 2024
12th April 1861: American Civil War begins with the Battle of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
Apr 12, 2024
11th April 1968: The Fair Housing Act of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 signed into law by President Johnson
Apr 11, 2024
10th April 1815: The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded human history occurred at Mount Tambora
Apr 10, 2024
9th April 1865: Confederate States Army General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Union Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse
Apr 09, 2024
8th April 1838: SS Great Western begins her maiden voyage to New York as the first steamship specifically built for transatlantic travel
Apr 08, 2024
7th April 1954: President Eisenhower first described the ‘domino theory’ of the spread of communism during a news conference
Apr 07, 2024
6th April 1793: Committee of Public Safety established by the National Convention of France
Apr 06, 2024
5th April 1722: Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen becomes the first European to encounter Easter Island
Apr 05, 2024
4th April 1925: Adolf Hitler orders the establishment of the SS
Apr 04, 2024
3rd April 1721: Robert Walpole becomes the first de facto Prime Minister of Great Britain
Apr 03, 2024
2nd April 1863: The Richmond Bread Riot saw hundreds of women in Virginia loot storehouses and shops
Apr 02, 2024
1st April 1944: The USAAF accidentally bomb the neutral Swiss town of Schaffhausen instead of a German chemical factory
Apr 01, 2024
31st March 1985: WrestleMania I takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City
Mar 31, 2024
30th March 1900: Archaeologists at the ancient site of Knossos discover the first clay tablet inscribed with Linear B
Mar 30, 2024
29th March 1806: Construction of the Cumberland Road, the first federally funded highway, authorised by U.S. Congress
Mar 29, 2024
28th March 1979: Worst accident in U.S. nuclear power plant history at Three Mile Island Generating Station
Mar 28, 2024
27th March 1964: Most powerful earthquake ever recorded in North America struck Alaska
Mar 27, 2024
26th March 1351: Combat of the Thirty fought between English and Breton soldiers during the Breton War of Succession
Mar 26, 2024
25th March 1965: The Selma to Montgomery March ends at the Alabama State Capitol
Mar 25, 2024
24th March 1989: Start of the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster in Alaska’s Prince William Sound
Mar 24, 2024
23rd March 1857: The world’s first successful passenger elevator installed in a five-storey New York City department store
Mar 23, 2024
22nd March 1622: Indian Massacre of 1622 occurred in the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia
Mar 22, 2024
21st March 1952: Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, takes place in Cleveland, Ohio
Mar 21, 2024
20th March 1854: U.S. Republican Party founded at a meeting in a schoolhouse in Wisconsin
Mar 20, 2024
19th March 1831: City Bank of New York robbed in the first widely-reported bank heist in U.S. history
Mar 19, 2024
18th March 1990: 13 works of art stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the world’s largest ever art theft
Mar 18, 2024
17th March 1766: The first recorded Saint Patrick’s Day parade took place in the city of New York
Mar 17, 2024
16th March 1660: England’s Long Parliament dissolved after twenty years in session
Mar 16, 2024
15th March 1916: U.S. General Pershing led the Punitive Expedition into Mexico to locate revolutionary leader Pancho Villa
Mar 15, 2024
14th March 1939: The First Slovak Republic proclaimed, as a client state of Nazi Germany
Mar 14, 2024
13th March 1942: Julia Flikke, the commander of the Army Nurse Corps, became the first female Colonel in the United States
Mar 13, 2024
12th March 1947: Truman Doctrine established when the President asks for aid to Greece and Turkey
Mar 12, 2024
11th March 1941: Lend-Lease Act signed into law by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Mar 11, 2024
10th March 2000: The NASDAQ index peaks at the height of the dot-com bubble
Mar 10, 2024
9th March 1776: “The Wealth of Nations” published by Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith
Mar 09, 2024
8th March 1971: Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier faced each other in the ‘Fight of the Century’
Mar 08, 2024
7th March 1850: Senator Daniel Webster makes his “Seventh of March” speech in favour of the Compromise of 1850
Mar 07, 2024
6th March 1857: The US Supreme Court makes its ruling in the Dred Scott case
Mar 06, 2024
5th March 1936: Supermarine Spitfire aircraft makes its maiden test flight
Mar 05, 2024
4th March 1865: Andrew Johnson, Vice President of the United States, delivers his inaugural address while drunk
Mar 04, 2024
3rd March 1857: The largest ever sale of enslaved people in the United States, known as the Weeping Time
Mar 03, 2024
2nd March 537: First Siege of Rome begins as the Ostrogoth army encircle the Byzantine forces of the general Belisarius
Mar 02, 2024
1st March 1562: Massacre of Vassy marks the beginning of the French Wars of Religion
Mar 01, 2024
29th February 1796: Jay Treaty marks the start of ten years of peaceful trade between the United States and Britain
Feb 29, 2024
28th February 1849: First ‘49ers arrive in San Francisco to begin the California Gold Rush
Feb 28, 2024
27th February 1973: Oglala Lakota and members of the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee
Feb 27, 2024
26th February 1917: The Original Dixieland ‘Jass’ Band makes the first commercially released jazz recording
Feb 26, 2024
25th February 1870: Hiram Rhodes Revels becomes the first African-American U.S. Senator
Feb 25, 2024
24th February 1920: Adolf Hitler announces the 25 Point Programme and the establishment of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP)
Feb 24, 2024
23rd February 1836: The Siege of the Alamo begins, lasting for thirteen days before the final battle
Feb 23, 2024
22nd February 1946: The ‘Long Telegram’ sent by George F. Kennan, a senior American diplomat in Moscow
Feb 22, 2024
21st February 1885: the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. was dedicated
Feb 21, 2024
20th February 1939: Pro-Nazi rally held at Madison Square Garden in New York City
Feb 20, 2024
19th February 1913: Pedro Lascurain began the world’s shortest ever presidency in Mexico
Feb 19, 2024
18th February 1915: Germany initiates a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare during the First World War
Feb 18, 2024
17th February 1966: First recording session for the Beach Boys song ‘Good Vibrations’ takes place at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles
Feb 17, 2024
16th February 1861: Abraham Lincoln meets the girl who advised him to grow a beard to gain more votes
Feb 16, 2024
15th February 1946: ENIAC, the world’s first programmable general-purpose electronic digital computer, formally dedicated
Feb 15, 2024
14th February 1939: German battleship Bismarck launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg
Feb 14, 2024
13th February 1981: The sewers of Louisville, Kentucky, explode after industrial waste makes its way into the tunnels
Feb 13, 2024
12th February 1924: First performance of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”
Feb 12, 2024
11th February 1919: Friedrich Ebert elected as first President of the German Weimar Republic
Feb 11, 2024
10th February 1962: Captured U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers freed in a prisoner exchange
Feb 10, 2024
9th February 1950: Joseph McCarthy starts the Second Red Scare with a speech claiming Communists were working in the U.S. Department of State
Feb 09, 2024
8th February 1910: The Boy Scouts of America organization incorporated by William D. Boyce in Washington D.C.
Feb 08, 2024
7th February 1914: Charlie Chaplin’s iconic ‘Tramp’ character makes his first public appearance in the film Kid Auto Races at Venice
Feb 07, 2024
6th February 1778: France and the US sign the first treaties that recognise American independence
Feb 06, 2024
5th February 1909: Bakelite, the world’s first synthetic plastic, announced by Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland
Feb 05, 2024
4th February 1555: John Rogers became the first Protestant martyr under ‘Bloody’ Mary I of England
Feb 04, 2024
3rd February 1972: The deadliest recorded blizzard hit northwestern, central and southern Iran
Feb 03, 2024
2nd February 1709: Alexander Selkirk rescued after spending more than four years as a castaway
Feb 02, 2024
1st February 1861: Texas declares its secession from the United States after a convention votes overwhelmingly in favour
Feb 01, 2024
31st January 1865: Thirteenth Amendment passed by the US Congress to formally abolish slavery
Jan 31, 2024
30th January 1835: Andrew Jackson survives the first assassination attempt of a sitting US President
Jan 30, 2024
29th January 2002: The phrase ‘Axis of Evil’ used for the first time by President George W. Bush
Jan 29, 2024
28th January 1896: First speeding ticket for an automobile issued to British motorist Walter Arnold
Jan 28, 2024
27th January 1916: Conscription for WW1 introduced by the British Government in the Military Service Act
Jan 27, 2024
26th January 1885: Siege of Khartoum ends when Sudanese Mahdist forces capture the city from Governor-General Charles George Gordon
Jan 26, 2024
25th January 1924: First Winter Olympic Games begin in Chamonix, France
Jan 25, 2024
24th January 1935: The first canned beer goes on sale from the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company in Richmond, Virginia
Jan 24, 2024
23rd January 1849: Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman to receive a medical degree in the USA
Jan 23, 2024
22nd January 1973: The Supreme Court issues its decision on the Roe v. Wade abortion case
Jan 22, 2024
21st January 1954: Launch of USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine
Jan 21, 2024
20th January 1986: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day first observed as a federal holiday
Jan 20, 2024
19th January 1920: Foundation of the American Civil Liberties Union
Jan 19, 2024
18th January 1911: Eugene Ely lands the first aircraft on a ship when he touches down on USS Pennsylvania
Jan 18, 2024
17th January 1966: Palomares incident sees a B-52 break apart after a mid-air collision, dropping four nuclear bombs
Jan 17, 2024
16th January 1919: Nebraska becomes the vital 36th of the 48 states to approve prohibition in the 18th Amendment
Jan 16, 2024
15th January 1892: Rules for basketball published for the first time by James Naismith
Jan 15, 2024
14th January 1967: The Human Be-In takes place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park
Jan 14, 2024
13th January 1910: First public radio broadcast features a live performance from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York
Jan 13, 2024
12th January 1848: The first of the Revolutions of 1848 begins in Palermo on the island of Sicily
Jan 12, 2024
11th January 1964: US Surgeon General publishes groundbreaking report on the health effects of tobacco smoking
Jan 11, 2024
10th January 1776: Thomas Paine publishes the pamphlet Common Sense advocating American independence
Jan 10, 2024
9th January 1861: Star of the West fired upon by South Carolina batteries as it approached Fort Sumter
Jan 09, 2024
8th January 1828: Democratic Party established in the United States to become the oldest active voter-based political party in the world
Jan 08, 2024
7th January 1782: The Bank of North America, the nation’s first chartered bank, opens in Philadelphia
Jan 07, 2024
6th January 1912: Continental Drift hypothesis first presented by German scientist Alfred Wegener
Jan 06, 2024
5th January 1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first woman in the United States to be sworn in as governor of a state
Jan 05, 2024
4th January 1903: Topsy the elephant electrocuted at Luna Park in Coney Island, New York
Jan 04, 2024
3rd January 1911: The Siege of Sidney Street gunfight takes place in London’s East End
Jan 03, 2024
2nd January 1959: USSR launches Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon
Jan 02, 2024
1st January 1739: Discovery of Bouvet Island, the world’s most remote island
Jan 01, 2024
31st December 1600: The East India Company officially established with a charter from Elizabeth I
Dec 31, 2023
30th December 1916: “Mad Monk” Grigori Rasputin murdered by Russian nobles
Dec 30, 2023
29th December 1937: Constitution of Ireland comes into effect as the longest continually operating republican constitution in the E.U.
Dec 29, 2023
28th December 1958: ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played’ in the NFL Championship Playoff
Dec 28, 2023
27th December 1845: Manifest Destiny introduced in a newspaper column by John L. O’Sullivan
Dec 27, 2023
26th December 1825: The Decembrist Revolt takes place in Russia against autocratic Tsarist rule
Dec 26, 2023
25th December 1776: George Washington crosses the Delaware with a column of the Continental Army
Dec 25, 2023
24th December 1818: ‘Stille Nacht’, known in English as Silent Night, performed for the first time
Dec 24, 2023
23rd December 1688: James II of England flees to exile in France during the Glorious Revolution
Dec 23, 2023
22nd December 1882: The first use of electric lights on a Christmas tree
Dec 22, 2023
21st December 1825: The Fredonian Rebellion begins when American settlers in Mexican Texas declare their independence
Dec 21, 2023
20th December 1860: South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the United States of America
Dec 20, 2023
19th December 1918: Ripley’s ‘Believe it or Not!’ published for the first time in the New York Globe
Dec 19, 2023
18th December 1916: End of the Battle of Verdun during the First World War
Dec 18, 2023
17th December 1969: Project Blue Book, the United States Air Force’s systematic study of UFOs, officially terminated
Dec 17, 2023
16th December 1944: The Battle of the Bulge begins on the Western Front of the Second World War
Dec 16, 2023
15th December 1791: United States Bill of Rights becomes law after ratification by the Virginia General Assembly
Dec 15, 2023
14th December 1972: Gene Cernan becomes the last person on the Moon at the end of the Apollo 17 mission
Dec 14, 2023
13th December 1636: The Massachusetts Bay Colony organises a formal militia, laying the foundations for the US National Guard
Dec 13, 2023
12th December 2000: Bush v. Gore decision reached by the United States Supreme Court
Dec 12, 2023
11th December 1941: Nazi Germany declares war on the USA
Dec 11, 2023
10th December 1541: Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham executed for affairs with Catherine Howard
Dec 10, 2023
9th December 1868: The world’s first traffic lights go into operation outside the Houses of Parliament in London
Dec 09, 2023
8th December 1912: German Imperial War Council discusses the possibility of a European war
Dec 08, 2023
7th December 1837: The Battle of Montgomery’s Tavern during the Upper Canada Rebellion
Dec 07, 2023
6th December 1648: “Pride’s Purge” stops MPs sympathetic to King Charles I of England from entering the House of Commons
Dec 06, 2023
5th December 1848: President James K. Polk sparks the California Gold Rush as a result of his State of the Union Address
Dec 05, 2023
4th December 1971: A fire during a concert at the Montreux Casino inspires the song “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple
Dec 04, 2023
3rd December 1775: The first national US Grand Union Flag flown for the first time on the ship ‘Alfred’
Dec 03, 2023
2nd December 1805: The Battle of Austerlitz sees Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grande Armée defeat Russia and Austria
Dec 02, 2023
1st December 1919: Lady Nancy Astor becomes the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons
Dec 01, 2023
30th November 1803: Balmis Expedition sets sail to vaccinate inhabitants of Spanish colonies against smallpox
Nov 30, 2023
29th November 1929: Richard E. Byrd completes the first flight over the South Pole
Nov 29, 2023
28th November 1925: The Grand Ole Opry, the longest-running radio show in the USA, broadcast for the first time
Nov 28, 2023
27th November 1978: San Francisco politicians George Moscone and Harvey Milk shot dead by former Supervisor Dan White
Nov 27, 2023
26th November 1789: The first formal National Day of Thanksgiving in the United States
Nov 26, 2023
25th November 1783: The British Army departed New York City, nearly three months after the end of the American Revolutionary War
Nov 25, 2023
24th November 1835: Texas Rangers formally instituted by Texan lawmakers
Nov 24, 2023
23rd November 1876: William “Boss” Tweed delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain following his escape from prison for corruption
Nov 23, 2023
22nd November 1943: Cairo Conference begins when leaders of Britain, the USA and China meet to discuss the Allied position regarding Japan
Nov 22, 2023
21st November 1953: Piltdown Man fossils exposed as a forgery, undermining studies of human evolution
Nov 21, 2023
20th November 1910: Uprising by Francisco Madero against Porfirio Díaz triggers the Mexican Revolution
Nov 20, 2023
19th November 1919: United States Senate votes to reject the Treaty of Versailles
Nov 19, 2023
18th November 1872: Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting in a Presidential election
Nov 18, 2023
17th November 1978: CBS broadcast the heavily-criticised Star Wars Holiday Special
Nov 17, 2023
16th November 1933: The USA establishes formal diplomatic relations with the USSR
Nov 16, 2023
15th November 1864: Sherman’s March to the Sea begins when the Civil War Union General leads his troops from Atlanta, GA, to the port of Savannah
Nov 15, 2023
14th November 1680: German astronomer Gottfried Kirch uses a telescope to discover a comet for the first time
Nov 14, 2023
13th November 1982: Vietnam Veterans Memorial formally dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Nov 13, 2023
12th November 1970: A dead whale is blown up with dynamite by the Oregon State Highway Division
Nov 12, 2023
11th November 1831: Nat Turner executed for leading a violent slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia
Nov 11, 2023
10th November 1983: Bill Gates announces the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface for PCs
Nov 10, 2023
9th November 1979: A computer error at NORAD reports that the USSR had fired hundreds of nuclear missiles at the USA
Nov 09, 2023
8th November 1861: The Trent Affair nearly causes a war between Britain and the United States
Nov 08, 2023
7th November 1919: Palmer Raids in the United States result in the arrest of thousands of suspected communists and anarchists
Nov 07, 2023
6th November 1869: First intercollegiate American football match played between Rutgers College and the College of New Jersey
Nov 06, 2023
5th November 1925: Sidney Reilly, the ‘Ace of Spies’, executed in the Soviet Union
Nov 05, 2023
4th November 1890: City and South London Railway, the world’s first deep-level underground ‘tube’ railway, officially opened
Nov 04, 2023
3rd November 1868: John Willis Menard became the first African-American to be elected to Congress
Nov 03, 2023
2nd November 1988: Release of the Morris Worm signalled the first major internet security attack
Nov 02, 2023
1st November 1765: The Stamp Act went into force in the Thirteen Colonies
Nov 01, 2023
31st October 1913: Formal dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway in the United States
Oct 31, 2023
30th October 1942: German Enigma machine ciphers retrieved from submarine U-559 by British sailors
Oct 30, 2023
29th October 1964: ‘Murf the Surf’ and two accomplices carry out the biggest jewel heist in New York’s history
Oct 29, 2023
28th October 1922: Benito Mussolini’s Blackshirts approach the Italian capital in the March on Rome
Oct 28, 2023
27th October 312: Constantine the Great receives his Vision of the Cross, marking the start of his conversion to Christianity
Oct 27, 2023
26th October 1776: Benjamin Franklin departs America for France to secure a formal alliance and treaty
Oct 26, 2023
25th October 1854: Charge of the Light Brigade undertaken by British forces during the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War
Oct 25, 2023
24th October 1648: Peace of Westphalia ends the Thirty Years’ War that ravaged Europe
Oct 24, 2023
23rd October 1910: Blanche Stuart Scott becomes the first American woman to pilot an aircraft in public
Oct 23, 2023
22nd October 1884: The International Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C. adopts Greenwich as the prime meridian
Oct 22, 2023
21st October 1921: U.S. President Warren G. Harding publicly condemns lynching in a speech in Alabama
Oct 21, 2023
20th October 1977: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane crashes during an emergency landing, killing three members of the band
Oct 20, 2023
19th October 1953: Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 first published
Oct 19, 2023
18th October 1867: The Alaska Purchase completed with the formal transfer from Russia to the United States
Oct 18, 2023
17th October 1860: Oldest golf tournament in the world begins with The Open at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland
Oct 17, 2023
16th October 1939: First German air raid on Britain during WW2 took place when bombers attacked Rosyth naval base in Scotland
Oct 16, 2023
15th October 1966: The Black Panther Party founded in Oakland, California by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale
Oct 15, 2023
14th October 1947: Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to officially break the sound barrier in the experimental Bell X-1
Oct 14, 2023
13th October 1908: Suffragette Margaret Travers Symons becomes the first woman to speak in the House of Commons when she burst into the main chamber
Oct 13, 2023
12th October 1928: ‘Iron lung’ respirator used for the first time
Oct 12, 2023
11th October 1649: Sack of Wexford in Ireland by English forces under Oliver Cromwell who burn much of the town and kill over 1,500 people
Oct 11, 2023
10th October 1780: The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills an estimated 22,000 people, making it the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record
Oct 10, 2023
9th October 1919: Black Sox Scandal overshadows the World Series baseball championship win by the Cincinnati Reds
Oct 09, 2023
8th October 1871: The Peshtigo Fire in Wisconsin, the most deadly wildfire in recorded history
Oct 08, 2023
7th October 1763: Royal Proclamation of 1763 issued by King George III, banning settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains
Oct 07, 2023
6th October 1973: Yom Kippur War begins when Egyptian and Syrian forces launch a coordinated attack on Israel
Oct 06, 2023
5th October 1970: PBS, the national Public Broadcasting Service in the United States, was launched
Oct 05, 2023
4th October 1927: Work begins on the USA’s Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota
Oct 04, 2023
3rd October 1993: The Black Hawk Down incident during the Battle of Mogadishu
Oct 03, 2023
2nd October 1627: The Chongzhen Emperor, the last ruler of the Ming Dynasty, ascends the throne
Oct 02, 2023
1st October 1957: The phrase ‘In God We Trust’ appears on U.S. paper currency for the first time
Oct 01, 2023
30th September 1935: The Hoover Dam is dedicated by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sep 30, 2023
29th September 1918: German Supreme Army Command urges Wilhelm II negotiate an armistice after the Allies break through the Hindenburg Line
Sep 29, 2023
28th September 1781: The Siege of Yorktown begins in the American Revolutionary War
Sep 28, 2023
27th September 1777: The city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, became the capital of the United States for a single day
Sep 27, 2023
26th September 1983: Nuclear war avoided after Soviet detection system wrongly identifies incoming ballistic missile
Sep 26, 2023
25th September 1066: Battle of Stamford Bridge fought between King Harold Godwinson of England and the Norwegian King Harald Hardrada
Sep 25, 2023
24th September 1952: Kentucky Fried Chicken opens its first franchise in Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 24, 2023
23rd September 1949: President Truman announces the USSR’s first nuclear test
Sep 23, 2023
22nd September 1776: Nathan Hale hanged by the British for spying for the Continental Army during the American Revolution
Sep 22, 2023
21st September 1931: Britain abandons the gold standard after Parliament passes the Gold Standard (Amendment) Act
Sep 21, 2023
20th September 1973: Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ tennis match
Sep 20, 2023
19th September 1870: The Siege of Paris began during the Franco-Prussian War when the city was encircled by forces of the North German Confederation
Sep 19, 2023
18th September 1812: The Fire of Moscow burnt out five days after it began, leaving Napoleon in possession of the city
Sep 18, 2023
17th September 1862: Explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal in Pennsylvania sees the largest single civilian loss of life during the American Civil War
Sep 17, 2023
16th September 1920: 38 people died in the Wall Street bombing in New York
Sep 16, 2023
15th September 1831: The First National Negro Convention was held in Philadelphia
Sep 15, 2023
14th September 1607: ‘Flight of the Earls’ sees Gaelic nobility, led by Hugh O’Neill and Rory O’Donnell, leave Ulster in Ireland for mainland Europe
Sep 14, 2023
13th September 1899: Henry H. Bliss, the first person to be killed by an automobile in America
Sep 13, 2023
12th September 1958: The world’s first integrated circuit demonstrated by Jack Kilby
Sep 12, 2023
11th September 1973: General Augusto Pinochet seizes power in Chile after launching a coup against President Salvador Allende
Sep 11, 2023
10th September 1919: Austria signs the Treaty of Saint-Germain at the end of the First World War
Sep 10, 2023
9th September 1776: The name ‘United States’ of America adopted by the Second Continental Congress
Sep 09, 2023
8th September 1966: Star Trek makes its television debut with “The Man Trap”
Sep 08, 2023
7th September 1813: According to tradition, the United States gained its nickname, ‘Uncle Sam’
Sep 07, 2023
6th September 1901: President William McKinley shot at the Pan-American Exposition by Leon Czolgosz
Sep 06, 2023
5th September 1781: Battle of the Chesapeake sees the British Navy repelled by the French during the American War of Independence
Sep 05, 2023
4th September 476: End of the Western Roman Empire when Romulus Augustulus is overthrown by the barbarian general Odoacer
Sep 04, 2023
3rd September 301: The world’s oldest republic still in existence founded when Saint Marinus establishes San Marino
Sep 03, 2023
2nd September 1935: The Labor Day hurricane, the most intense hurricane to ever make landfall
Sep 02, 2023
1st September 1985: Wreck of the Titanic discovered by a team led by Robert Ballard
Sep 01, 2023
31st August 1920: The world’s first radio news service begins broadcasting in Detroit, Michigan
Aug 31, 2023
30th August 1963: The Moscow-Washington hotline enters operation
Aug 30, 2023
29th August 1949: USSR successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon, codenamed RDS-1 and nicknamed First Lightning
Aug 29, 2023
28th August 1955: The murder of black teenager Emmett Till in Mississippi
Aug 28, 2023
27th August 1883: The eruption of Krakatoa
Aug 27, 2023
26th August 1346: Battle of Crécy during the Hundred Years War won by the army of the English king Edward III
Aug 26, 2023
25th August 1944: Liberation of Paris as the Nazi German garrison surrenders the city to the Allies
Aug 25, 2023
24th August 1967: Abbie Hoffman throws money inside the New York Stock Exchange
Aug 24, 2023
23rd August 1939: Molotov and Ribbentrop from the USSR and Nai Germany sign the Nazi-Soviet Pact
Aug 23, 2023
22nd August 1791: Start of the Haitian Revolution in the French colony of Saint-Domingue
Aug 22, 2023
21st August 1959: Hawaii becomes the 50th state of the USA
Aug 21, 2023
20th August 1920: America’s NFL, known at the time as the American Professional Football Conference, established
Aug 20, 2023
19th August 1812: USS Constitution earns the nickname ‘Old Ironsides’ after defeating HMS Guerriere
Aug 19, 2023
18th August 1920: Ratification of the 19th Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees female suffrage
Aug 18, 2023