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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Zitkála-Šá born / Edward Payson Weston walks from Boston to Washington DC on a bet - February 22nd Flashback

2/22/2024
On this day in 1876, Native American writer and activist Zitkála-Šá was born. --- On this day in 1861, after losing a bet, Edward Payson Weston embarked on a 478-mile walk from Boston to Washington D.C. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:44

Nintendo releases "The Legend of Zelda" in Japan - February 21st, 1986

2/21/2024
On this day in 1986, the original “Legend of Zelda" video game was released in Japan for the Famicom Disk System. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:30

Americans hold a Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden - February 20th, 1939

2/20/2024
On this day in 1939, a crowd of 20,000 Nazi sympathizers staged a rally in Madison Square Garden in New York City. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:00

The Georgia Literature Commission is established. - February 19th, 1953

2/19/2024
On this day in 1953, the State of Georgia created the first literature censorship board in the United States. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:47

The first fruit tree patent is issued - February 16th, 1932

2/16/2024
On this day in 1932, Illinois farmer James Markham received the first fruit tree patent for his hybrid peach tree. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:55

The Rosie the Riveter “We Can Do It!” poster is introduced - February 15th, 1943

2/15/2024
On this day in 1943, the now-famous “We Can Do It!” poster was first displayed in several Westinghouse factories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:50

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gives a televised tour of the White House - February 14th, 1962

2/14/2024
On this day in 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gave the first televised tour of the White House. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:14

The first all-Black professional basketball team is organized - February 13th, 1923

2/13/2024
On this day in 1923, the New York Renaissance basketball team was formed in Harlem. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:28

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is stolen - February 12th, 1994

2/12/2024
On this day in 1994, Edvard Munch's world-famous painting “The Scream" was stolen from the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:25

Volleyball is invented - February 9th, 1895

2/9/2024
On this day in 1895, the first game of volleyball was played at the YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:00

Three Black students are killed in the Orangeburg Massacre - February 8th, 1968

2/8/2024
On this day in 1968, white state troopers shot and killed three unarmed Black students on a college campus in Orangeburg, South Carolina. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:49

Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” hits No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 - February 7th, 1976

2/7/2024
On this day in 1976, “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon claimed the top spot on the U.S. singles chart. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:29

Hundreds of swimmers are washed out to sea on Bondi Beach - February 6th, 1938

2/6/2024
On this day in 1938, three massive waves created chaos on Australia’s Bondi Beach. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:22

The United States launches "Operation Cornflakes" - February 5th, 1945

2/5/2024
On this day in 1945, U.S. forces began a secret operation to distribute Allied propaganda through Germany’s own postal service. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:30

Introducing: Very Special Episodes

2/2/2024
On Very Special Episodes, we tell one incredible story each week. Stranger-than-fiction tales about normal people in extraordinary situations. Stories that make you say, “this should be a movie.” Follow Dana Schwartz, Zaron Burnett, and Jason English down a different rabbit hole every Wednesday. Listen here or on the iHeartRadio app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:02:52

Grand Central Terminal opens in New York City - February 2nd, 1913

2/2/2024
On this day in 1913, New York City’s Grand Central Terminal was officially opened to the public. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:39

The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary is published - February 1st, 1884

2/1/2024
On this day in 1884, the first section of the Oxford English Dictionary was published, covering the words “a” through “ant.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:48

Private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion - January 31st, 1945

1/31/2024
On this day in 1945, American soldier Edward Slovik was shot to death for deserting his post. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:55

The Altar of Augustan Peace is dedicated in Rome - January 30th, 9 BC

1/30/2024
On this day in 9 BC, the Altar of Peace was dedicated in Rome as a tribute to Caesar Augustus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:40

The Seeing Eye dog guide training school opens in Nashville - January 29th, 1929

1/29/2024
On this day in 1929, the Seeing Eye was established as the first guide dog training school in the United States. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:41