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 22, 2019 5 min

Cutty Sark, one of the last tea clippers built, was launched from Dumbarton on this day in 1869. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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The Mayflower Compact was signed on this day in 1620. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1953, the Piltdown Man, supposedly the remains of a missing evolutionary link between apes and humans, was revealed to be a hoax in the press.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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A whale sank the Essex on this day in 1820. There's more in the Sep. 27, 2010 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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November 20, 2019 5 min

On this day in 1695, Afro-Brazilian anti-resistance leader Zumbi was executed by the Portuguese.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 19, 2019 6 min

Indira Gandhi was born on this day in 1917. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1969, Brazilian soccer player Pelé scored his thousandth goal - though some have disputed the accuracy of this claim.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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"Steamboat Willie" was released on this day in 1928. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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At noon on this day in 1883, railroads launched a system of standardized time zones in the U.S. and Canada.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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H.H. Holmes was arrested on this day in 1894. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day, Penobscot dancer, writer, and actress Molly Spotted Elk was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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The Battle of Cajamarca, also called the Massacre of Cajamarca, took place on this day in 1532. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1938, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann synthesized LSD.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Sherman's March to the Sea began on this day in 1864. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 15, 2019 6 min

On this day in 1889, Pedro II, Brazil's last emperor, was deposed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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BBC began daily radio broadcasts on this day in 1922. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1817, revolutionary spy Policarpa Salavarrieta was executed for treason.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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One of history's many Bloody Sundays took place on this day in 1887 in London. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 13, 2019 5 min

On this day in 1906, industrial designer Eva Zeisel was born.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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On this day in 1970, the deadliest tropical cyclone in recorded history made landfall in East Pakistan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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