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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On this day in 1969, a cease-fire was called in the so-called Football War, or Soccer War, between El Salvador and Honduras.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1854, Elizabeth Jennings was forcefully removed from a segregated streetcar in New York. Learn more about Elizabeth Jennings Graham in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/elizabeth-jennings-graham.htm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1864, Maggie Walker was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1933, Nazi Germany passed the Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1930, Uruguay hosted the first FIFA World Cup.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1856, American filibuster William Walker set himself up as president of Nicaragua.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1897, S. A. Andrée, Nils Strindberg, and Knut Fraenkel began their doomed journey to the North Pole on a hot air balloon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day 1902, Cuban writer and activist Nicolás Guillén was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Great Train Wreck of 1918 - July 9, 1918 | The Great Train Wreck of 1918 happened on this day when two trains in Nashville collided head-on, killing and injuring hundreds of people. You can learn more about the disaster in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/great-train-wreck-of-1918.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1947, Roswell Army Air Field issued a press release saying a flying saucer had been found near Roswell, New Mexico.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1928, the Chillicothe Baking Company sold the first pre-sliced, wrapped loaves of bread.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day, the Piper Alpha oil rig exploded and caught fire.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1996, the cloned sheep Dolly was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1997, Mars Pathfinder landed on Mars.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1938, the world speed record for steam locomotives was set when Mallard went 126 miles per hour.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1925, Congolese politician, Pan-Africanist, and independence leader Patrice Lumumba was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1960, Ghana was declared a republic, and Kwame Nkrumah was inaugurated as president. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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June 30, 2019 6 min

On this day in 1908, an explosion occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Russia that was likely caused by a meteorite or comet bursting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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June 29, 2019 6 min

On this day in 1520, Aztec emperor Moctezuma died, either at the hands of Spaniards or Aztecs unhappy with his rule. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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