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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Benedict Arnold commits treason - September 21st, 1780

9/21/2023
On this day in 1780, American General Benedict Arnold agreed to betray his country in exchange for £20,000 and a high rank in the British army. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:54

Fonzie jumps a shark on "Happy Days" - September 20th, 1977

9/20/2023
On this day in 1977, during an infamous episode of “Happy Days,” Henry Winkler’s Fonzie jumped over a shark while on water skis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:57

Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland - September 19th, 1959

9/19/2023
On this day in 1959, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev lost his composure after being told that he could not go to Disneyland. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:58

Future U.S. President Jimmy Carter reports a UFO sighting- September 18th, 1973

9/18/2023
On this day in 1973, Jimmy Carter filed a report claiming he had seen an unidentified flying object four years earlier. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:31

"Columbo" debuts on NBC - September 15th, 1971

9/15/2023
On this day in 1971, the long-running detective series “Columbo” premiered on NBC. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:32

Francis Scott Key writes “The Star-Spangled Banner” - September 14th, 1814

9/14/2023
On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key penned the poem that later became America’s national anthem. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:31

Henry Bliss becomes the first American to be killed by an automobile - September 13th, 1899

9/13/2023
On this day in 1899, Henry Hale Bliss was fatally struck by a taxicab. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:05:16

West Virginia residents report the first sighting of the Flatwoods Monster - September 12th, 1952

9/12/2023
On this day in 1952, seven people encountered a mysterious creature on a farm in Flatwoods, West Virginia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:04

Hurricane Iniki pummels the Hawaiian island of Kauai - September 11th, 1992

9/11/2023
On this day in 1992, a Category 4 hurricane devastated the Hawaiian island of Kauai. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:35

Delano Grape Strike / Michelangelo's David Unveiled - September 8th Flashback

9/8/2023
The Delano Grape Strike began on this day in 1965. On this day in 1504, Michelangelo's David was unveiled to the public. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:52

Pirate Raid on the Ganj-i-Sawai / Death of the Last Thylacine - September 7th Flashback

9/7/2023
Pirates raided the Ganj-i-Sawai on this day in 1695. There's more in the May 9, 2018 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "Henry Every, Successful Pyrate." On this day in 1936, the last thylacine, aka Tasmanian tiger, died at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:37

King Charles II Hides in Oak Tree / Buddy Bolden Born - September 6th Flashback

9/6/2023
On this day in 1651, after fleeing for his life following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester, Charles II, the King of Scotland and rightful King of England, took refuge in a tall oak tree. On this day in 1877, jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden was born in New Orleans. Learn more about Buddy on the December 19th, 2018 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:14

'Hippie' Used in Print / "The Muppet Show" Premiere - September 5th Flashback

9/5/2023
"Hippie" was first used in print with its current meaning on this day in 1965. On this day in 1976, The Muppet Show, created by American puppeteer and filmmaker Jim Henson, made its world premiere on ITV stations throughout the United Kingdom. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:48

Peekskill Riots / First Roll-Film Camera - September 4th Flashback

9/4/2023
A series of events known as the Peekskill Riots ended on this day in 1949. On this day in 1888, American entrepreneur George Eastman received a patent for the world's first camera designed to use rolls of film. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:01

Introducing: Out of the Shadows

9/2/2023
Out of the Shadows is a podcast about America's tangled history of immigration hosted by award-winning New York Times writer Erick Galindo and entrepreneur and best-selling author Patty Rodriguez. Season 2: Dreamers Last season, we tackled Ronald Regan’s 1986 amnesty act, Season 2 will trace the origins of DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a contentious executive order to protect undocumented young people from being deported. Issued by former President Barack Obama in 2012, DACA was meant to be a temporary stop gap on a broken immigration system. Welcome to Season 2 of Out of the Shadows - Dreamers. Season 1: Children of 86 Immigrants and their children have long lived in the shadows of America, their destinies aren't just shaped by where they come from but by their particular place in history. In 1986, the lives of millions of immigrants and their children were changed by one lucky stroke of a pen by an unlikely ally, President Ronald Reagan. This podcast will examine the ripple effects the bill had on first-generation kids of immigrants who are navigating intergenerational mobility and transforming the cultural landscape. This is an untold story of luck, timing, triumph, opportunity, survival, and of course, hope. Listen here and subscribe to Out of the Shadows on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:02:01

S-5 Submarine Catastrophe / Libyan Coup D'état - September 1st Flashback

9/1/2023
An error during a crash dive led to a catastrophe aboard the submarine USS S-5 on this day in 1920. There's more to the story in the November 26, 2014 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. On this day in 1969, the Free Officers Movement overthrew King Idris I, and Muammar Gaddafi assumed power. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:33

Jack the Ripper's First Murder / Singapore Independence - August 31st Flashback

8/31/2023
Mary Ann Nichols was murdered on this day in 1888, the first canonical victim of Jack the Ripper. On this day in 1963, the prime minister of Singapore declared de facto independence for the country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:08

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown Baptized / Moravia Brings Cholera to U.S. - August 30th Flashback

8/30/2023
England's master gardener, Lancelot "Capability" Brown, was baptized on this day in 1716. On this day in 1892, the steamship Moravia arrived in New York from Hamburg, Germany, where a cholera epidemic was happening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:29

Wendell Scott Born / The Last of the Yahi People - August 29th Flashback

8/29/2023
On this day in history, race car driver Wendell Scott was born in Virginia. Learn more about Scott in a two-part episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class. On this day in 1911, the last surviving member of the Yahi people was found, on the brink of starvation, near a slaughterhouse in Oroville, California. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:32

Emmett Till Murdered / Carrington Event - August 28th Flashback

8/28/2023
Emmett Till was murdered on this day in 1955. For a longer look at the story, listen to the August 28, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "The Motherhood of Mamie Till-Mobley." On this day in history, one of the largest recorded geomagnetic storms, known as the Carrington event, began. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:50