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.

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April 12, 2024 18 mins

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Please enjoy these April 11th flashbacks from the TDIHC vault, and we will see you soon for a brand new episode!

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On this day in 1633, the banana made its British debut in the window of a London apothecary.   

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On this day in 1939, world-renowned Black opera singer Marian Anderson performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

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On this day in 1986, actor and director Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California.

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On this day in 1945, Private First Class Sadao Munemori was killed in action near Seravezza, Italy.

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On this day in 1928, Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. 

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On this day in 1996, FBI agents raided the remote Montana cabin of Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski.

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On this day in 1902, Thomas Lincoln Tally opened the first dedicated movie theater in Los Angeles.

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On this day in 1974, the residents of Sitka, Alaska, were fooled into thinking that a nearby volcano was erupting.

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On this day in 1848, an ice jam in Lake Erie caused Niagara Falls to slow to a trickle.  

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On this day in 1910, French amateur pilot Henri Fabre made the first successful seaplane flight.

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On this day in 1973, Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather declined an Academy Award on behalf of Marlon Brando.

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On this day in 1885, Jeanette Pickersgill became the first person to be legally cremated in Britain.

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On this day in 1983, Michael Jackson performed the moonwalk for the first time at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. 

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On this day in 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification. 

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March 21, 2024 18 mins

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On this day in 1985, Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.

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On this day in 1995, Michael Jordan announced his return to professional basketball by releasing a two-word statement: “I’m back.”

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On this day in 1966, the Scott Paper Company launched a promotion for disposable paper dresses. 

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