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 1966, The Supremes became the first all-female group with a number one album - "The Supremes A' Go-Go" - on the Billboard 200.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1956, Mau Mau leader Dedan Kimathi was captured, signaling the effective end of the Mau Mau Uprising.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1951, a white football player for Oklahoma A&M assaulted a Black player for Drake University named Johnny Bright in an incident that was suspected to be racially motivated. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1909, French nuclear chemist and discoverer of francium Marguerite Perey was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1954, Texas Instruments announced the invention of the first commercial transistor radio, the Regency TR-1.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 17, 2019 4 min

On this day in 1814, a flood of beer burst out of a London brewery, killing eight people and injuring others.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1834, the Palace of Westminster was destroyed in a fire.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar, which was created as a way to reform the Julian calendar.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1947, American test pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 13, 2019 5 min

On this day in 1917, a crowd of thousands of people gathered in Fátima, Portugal, to witness a miracle, and many reported seeing unusual solar activity that became known as the Miracle of the Sun. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1810, the first Oktoberfest began after the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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This day in 1899 marks the beginning of the Second Boer War, a conflict between the British Empire and the Boer states of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 10, 2019 5 min

On this day in 1911, an uprising against the Qing government began in Wuchang in China.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1855, American inventor Joshua Stoddard was issued a patent for the calliope. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1892, Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva was born in Moscow.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1916, the Georgia Tech vs. Cumberland College football game in Atlanta ended with a score of 222-0, making it the most lopsided college football game in history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1908, Austria-Hungary announced that it was annexing Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 5, 2019 5 min

On this day in 1936, people protesting unemployment and calling for the establishment of work in Jarrow, England, began their march to London.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day, the Soviets launched Sputnik, which inspired scientists to begin using satellites to create navigation systems.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Tula, leader of the Curaçao Slave Revolt, was executed on this day in 1795. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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