This Day in History Class

This Day in History Class

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

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June 21, 2024 7 mins

On this day in 1948, Columbia Records released the first long-playing vinyl record, or LP.     

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On this day in 1960, "The Huckleberry Hound Show" became the first animated TV series to win an Emmy. 

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On this day in 240 BC, ancient Greek scholar Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the Earth.

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On this day in 1873, American suffragist Susan B. Anthony was found guilty of voting illegally in the 1872 presidential election.

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On this day in 1242, at the direction of King Louis IX, all known copies of the Talmud in France were burned.

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On this day in 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution adopting an official flag for the United States of America.

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On this day in 1922, American farmer Charles Osborne started hiccupping and didn’t stop until 68 years later.   

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On this day in 1897, Swiss cutler Karl Elsener was granted a patent for what would later be known as the Swiss Army Knife.    

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On this day in 1959, the world’s first hovercraft set off on its maiden voyage from the Isle of Wight.     

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June 10, 2024 23 mins

Please enjoy these June 10th (and June 9th) flashbacks from the TDIHC vault, and we will see you soon for a brand new episode!

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On this day in 1866, Native American tribal leader Chief Seattle died at the Suquamish Reservation in Washington.

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On this day in 1892, the first "L" train in Chicago made its inaugural journey through the city.

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On this day in 1887, American anthropologist Ruth Fulton Benedict was born in New York City.

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On this day in 1937, Sylvan Goldman introduced the world’s first shopping cart at his Humpty Dumpty supermarket chain in Oklahoma City.

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On this day in 1888, Ernest Thayer’s “Casey at the Bat” was first published in the San Francisco Examiner. 

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On this day in 1859, the world famous Big Ben clock bell rang out over London for the first time. 

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On this day in 1593, English playwright Christoper Marlowe was stabbed to death in a London tavern.

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On this day in 1913, Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “The Rite of Spring” made its inauspicious debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. 

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On this day in 1912, 16 women were dismissed from the Curtis Publishing Company for dancing the Turkey Trot on their lunch break. 

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On this day in 1986, American inventor Lonnie Johnson received a patent for the iconic Super Soaker water gun.

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