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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July 17, 2024 9 mins

On this day in 1938, American aviator Douglas Corrigan began his “wrong way” flight from New York to Ireland.

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On this day in 1935, the first mechanical parking meters were installed in downtown Oklahoma City.

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On this day in 1922, the duck-billed platypus was exhibited for the first time in the U.S. at the Bronx Zoo.

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On this day in 1976, the long-running TV game show “Family Feud” aired for the first time on ABC.

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On this day in 1979, the burning wreckage of America’s first space station crashed into the Indian Ocean and across Western Australia.

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On this day in 1962, Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin patented the V-shaped three-point safety belt.

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On this day in 1776, the New York Sons of Liberty tore down a statue of British monarch George III.

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On this day in 1881, according to culinary legend, the first ice cream sundae was made at Ed Berners’ soda fountain in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

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July 5, 2024 19 mins

Please enjoy these July 5th flashbacks from the TDIHC vault, and we will see you soon for a brand new episode!

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July 4, 2024 18 mins

Please enjoy these July 4th flashbacks from the TDIHC vault, and we will see you soon for a brand new episode!

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On this day in 1844, Icelandic fishermen killed the last remaining pair of great auk seabirds. 

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On this day in 1982, amateur pilot Larry Walters launched himself skyward using a lawn chair and several dozen weather balloons.

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On this day in 1979, the original Sony Walkman portable cassette player was released in Japan.

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June 28, 2024 19 mins

Please enjoy these June 28th flashbacks from the TDIHC vault, and we will see you soon for a brand new episode!

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On this day in 1942, the FBI announced the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs who had infiltrated the United States by submarine.

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On this day in 1948, Shirley Jackson's seminal short story "The Lottery" was first published in “The New Yorker.”

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On this day in 1874, self-taught illustrator and Kewpie Doll creator Rose O’Neill was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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On this day in 1873, American author and inventor Mark Twain received a patent for a new kind of scrapbook.  

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On this day in 1948, Columbia Records released the first long-playing vinyl record, or LP.     

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On this day in 1960, "The Huckleberry Hound Show" became the first animated TV series to win an Emmy. 

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