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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Louis XVI was indicted for treason on this day in 1792. There's more detail in the November 19, 2008 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 11, 2019 5 min

On this day in 1978, a group of robbers affiliated with organized crime stole around $6 million in cash and jewelry from the JFK International Airport in New York.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Japan's 300 Million Yen Robbery took place on this day in 1968 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1907, riots incited by pro-vivisection medical students in London peaked. The conflict centered around the vivisection of a brown dog, its resulting death, and a memorial erected in its honor.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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The Cretan Autonomous State was established on this day in 1898 under the Julian calendar. By the Gregorian calendar, it was December 21. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1979, members of the Global Commission for the Certification of Smallpox Eradication signed a statement that declared that smallpox had been eradicated worldwide. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Christina of Sweden was born on this day in 1626. In the new-style calendar, she was born Dec. 18. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 8, 2019 6 min

On this day, French sculptor Camille Claudel was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on this day in 1941, bringing the United States into World War II. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1963, instant replay debuted in the CBS broadcast of the Army-Navy college football game in Philadelphia.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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The Halifax Disaster occurred on this day in 1917. There's more on the tragedy in the December 19, 2011 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1912, the now-iconic bust of Nefertiti was unearthed in Egypt.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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The Mary Celeste was spotted adrift on this day in 1872. You can learn more in the January 24, 2013 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 5, 2019 5 min

On this day in 1952, a toxic smog that killed thousands of people descended on London. Click here to learn more about the incident in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class called "The Great London Smog."  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Rainer Maria Rilke was born on this day in 1875. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 4, 2019 5 min

On this day in 1865, Edith Cavell - a nurse who helped Allied soldiers escape Belgium during World War I - was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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The trial of the Kapenguria Six began on this day in 1952. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1854, miners seeking reforms in Victoria, Australia, rebelled against colonial authorities.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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The Monroe Doctrine was articulated in an address to Congress on this day in 1823. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 2, 2019 6 min

On this day in 1984, a leak in a storage tank at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, triggered one of the worst industrial disasters in the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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