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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November 11, 2019 5 min

On this day, Abul Kalam Azad -- a scholar and activist in the Indian Independence movement -- was born.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1945, the British retaliated against Indonesian nationaists in the Battle of Surabaya during the Indonesian National Revolution.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1965, a major electrical power failure sent parts of Ontario and the northeastern United States into darkness for up to 13 hours.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1892, workers in New Orleans went on a general strike.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1919, the Palmer Raids - which targeted radicals, communists, and anarchists in the U.S. - began. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1944, weapons-grade plutonium was created in B Reactor at the Hanford Site in the state of Washington. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 5, 2019 5 min

On this day in 1857, investigative journalist and biographer Ida Tarbell was born in Pennsylvania. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1956, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Senator Margaret Chase Smith debated each other in the first nationally televised presidential debate in the U.S.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1793, writer and activist Olympe de Gouges was executed for sedition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1936, the BBC began broadcasting the first regular, high-definition TV service from Alexandra Palace in London.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1879, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, an off-reservation school for the assimilation of Native Americans, opened in Pennsylvania. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1951, the zebra crossing, or white striped pedestrian crossing, was officially introduced in Slough, England.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 30, 2019 5 min

On this day in 1974, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman fought each other for the world heavyweight championship in Zaire in one of the most memorable boxing matches in history.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1940, thieves in broke into the American Museum of Natural History in New York and stole valuable gems, including the Star of India and the DeLong Star Ruby.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 28, 2019 5 min

On this day in 1940, Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas rejected an ultimatum from Italy to allow Axis forces to occupy strategic sites in Greece.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1858, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born. For a look at how Roosevelt faced his greatest foes, check out Mental Floss’s new podcast History Vs. here, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1985, Australia returned ownership of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to the Anangu people.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1924, a letter sent from Grigory Zinoviev to the Communist Party of Britain was published in the British newspaper Daily Mail. The document is now believed to be a forgery.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1975, women in Iceland went on strike to protest their low wages and emphasize the value of women's work.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1911, Italian Captain Carlo Piazza flew the first aerial reconnaissance mission in a Blériot XI during the Italo-Turkish War.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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