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.... Show More

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August 4, 2020 12 min

Lizzie Borden's parents were murdered on this day in 1892. / On this day, baseball player Herman "Germany" Schaefer stole first base from second base.

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Jesse Owens won the first of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympic Games on this day in 1936. / La Scala opera house was inaugurated on this day in 1778.

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Hitler united both the chancellorship and presidency of Germany on this day in 1934. / On this day in 1874, scientist and women's rights activist Berta Lutz was born.

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Caroline Herschel became the first woman to discover a comet on this day in 1786. / On this day in 1911, cartoonist Jackie Ormes was born.

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Ferdinand and Isabella issued the Alhambra Decree on this day in 1492. / On this day, Germany targeted the Soviets' 588th Night Bomber Regiment, aka the Night Witches, with tracers and deployed night fighters.

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The Diggers' Republic of Klipdrift was founded in South Africa on this day in 1870. / On this day in 1511, artist, architect, and writer Giorgio Vasari was born.

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Confederate spy Belle Boyd was arrested in this day in 1862. / On this day in 1836, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris was inaugurated.

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Peru declared independence from Spain on this day in 1821. / On this day in 1866, children's author Beatrix Potter was born.

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Korean Armistice Signed - July 27, 1953 / On this day in 1794, members of the National Convention arrested Maximilien Robespierre and some of his supporters, in what became known as the Thermidorian Reaction.

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Liberia Declared Independence - July 26, 1847 / On this day in 1887, "Unua Libro," the first book to describe the international language of Esperanto, was published in Warsaw.

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The U.S. invaded Puerto Rico on this day in 1898, during the Spanish-American War. / On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown became the first person to be born through in vitro fertilization.

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The Eastland Disaster occurred in Chicago on this day in 1915. / On this day in 1889, cryptanalyst Agnes Meyer Driscoll was born.

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The Egyptian Revolution took place on this day in 1952. / On this day in 1903, the Ford Motor Company sold its first Model A.

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Selman Waksman, who is credited with developing streptomycin, was born on this day in 1888. / On this day in 1849, Jewish-American writer Emma Lazarus was born.

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John Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution on this day in 1925. / On this day in 365 C.E., an earthquake off the coast of Crete triggered a tsunami and destruction in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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The First Special Olympics began on this day in 1868. / On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon, making Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong the first people to walk on the moon.

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The Seneca Falls Convention convened in New York on this day in 1848. / On this day in 1919, race riots began in Washington, D.C., during the period of increased anti-Black violence known as Red Summer.

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The Great Fire of Rome began on this day in the year 64. / On this day in 1969, a cease-fire was called in the so-called Football War, or Soccer War, between El Salvador and Honduras.

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The Romanov family was executed on this day in 1918. / On this day in 1959, paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey discovered the skull of a hominin called Paranthropus boisei, also known as Zinj or the Nutcracker Man.

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Journalist and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born on this day in 1862. / On this day in 1854, Elizabeth Jennings was forcefully removed from a segregated streetcar in New York.

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