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This Day in History Class

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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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United States

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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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English


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William Lewis Moore is murdered in Alabama - April 23rd, 1963

4/23/2024
On this day in 1963, white civil rights activist William Moore was shot to death at a highway rest stop in Alabama. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:12

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The first annual White House Easter Egg Roll is held - April 22nd, 1878

4/22/2024
On this day in 1878, the White House hosted its first official Easter Egg Roll. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:53

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The Netherlands recognizes the newly formed United States - April 19th, 1782

4/19/2024
On this day in 1782, the Dutch Republic became the second nation to officially recognize the sovereignty of the United States. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:42

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The Great San Francisco Earthquake - April 18th, 1906

4/18/2024
On this day in 1906, a powerful earthquake devastated San Francisco, California. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:30

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Henri Giraud escapes from Königstein Castle - April 17th, 1942

4/17/2024
On this day in 1942, French General Henri Giraud made a daring escape from a Nazi stronghold in Saxony, Germany. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:09

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Two giants pandas arrive in the U.S. from China - April 16th, 1972

4/16/2024
On this day in 1972, giant pandas Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing moved into their new home at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:36

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The first school for the deaf opens in Hartford, Connecticut - April 15th, 1817

4/15/2024
On this day in 1817, America’s first permanent school for deaf children opened in Hartford, Connecticut. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:06

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Introducing: The Sicilian Inheritance

4/13/2024
Every family has an origin story – for author Jo Piazza (Under the Influence, Wilder) her family's is a murder mystery. For as long as she can remember the Piazzas have told the story of their Sicilian roots going back over a hundred years ago: one by one the sons and then their father sailed off to America to carve out a better life. Their mother, Lorenza Marsala was supposed to join them – but she never made it. She was murdered by the Sicilian mafia, they said. The truth of what happened has morphed like a game of telephone through the generations. Various versions of the story claim she was killed by the Black Hand, others insisted she was a witch, killed over a bad spell. Now, Jo is determined to untangle the twisted narrative which just might bridge the gap from cinematic mob fantasies to an unexpected reality. Join her in Sicily on a family vacation/fact finding mission in which she goes to the scene of the crime, confronts mafia experts, consults mediums, and tracks down Italian officials, determined to set the record straight on her great, great grandmother’s mysterious disappearance. Listen here and subscribe to The Sicilian Inheritance on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:02:59

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Flashback episode - April 12th

4/12/2024
Please enjoy these April 12th flashbacks from the TDIHC vault, and we will see you soon for a brand new episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:42

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Flashback episode - April 11th

4/11/2024
Please enjoy these April 11th flashbacks from the TDIHC vault, and we will see you soon for a brand new episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:43

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Bananas go on sale for the first time in London - April 10th, 1633

4/10/2024
On this day in 1633, the banana made its British debut in the window of a London apothecary. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:16

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Marian Anderson performs outside the Lincoln Memorial - April 9th, 1939

4/9/2024
On this day in 1939, world-renowned Black opera singer Marian Anderson performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:45

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Clint Eastwood is elected mayor of Carmel, California - April 8th, 1986

4/8/2024
On this day in 1986, actor and director Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:03

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Sadao Munemori is killed in action in Italy - April 5th, 1945

4/5/2024
On this day in 1945, Private First Class Sadao Munemori was killed in action near Seravezza, Italy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:39

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Sadao Munemori is killed in action in Italy - April 5th,1945

4/5/2024
On this day in 1945, Private First Class Sadao Munemori was killed in action near Seravezza, Italy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:23

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American poet Maya Angelou is born - April 4th, 1928

4/4/2024
On this day in 1928, Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:32

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The Unabomber is captured - April 3rd, 1996

4/3/2024
On this day in 1996, FBI agents raided the remote Montana cabin of Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:23

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Tally’s Electric Theatre opens in Los Angeles - April 2nd, 1902

4/2/2024
On this day in 1902, Thomas Lincoln Tally opened the first dedicated movie theater in Los Angeles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:20

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An Alaskan prankster fakes the eruption of Mount Edgecumbe - April 1st, 1974

4/1/2024
On this day in 1974, the residents of Sitka, Alaska, were fooled into thinking that a nearby volcano was erupting. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:17

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Niagara Falls stops flowing - March 29th, 1848

3/29/2024
On this day in 1848, an ice jam in Lake Erie caused Niagara Falls to slow to a trickle. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:19