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The 'on this day in history' podcast, with a new episode every single day. Featuring historical events that range from the Roman Empire to the World Wide Web, HistoryPod proves that there is always something to be remembered 'on this day'. Written and presented by Scott Allsop, creator of the award-winning www.mrallsophistory.com

The 'on this day in history' podcast, with a new episode every single day. Featuring historical events that range from the Roman Empire to the World Wide Web, HistoryPod proves that there is always something to be remembered 'on this day'. Written and presented by Scott Allsop, creator of the award-winning www.mrallsophistory.com

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United States

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The 'on this day in history' podcast, with a new episode every single day. Featuring historical events that range from the Roman Empire to the World Wide Web, HistoryPod proves that there is always something to be remembered 'on this day'. Written and presented by Scott Allsop, creator of the award-winning www.mrallsophistory.com

Twitter:

@history_pod

Language:

English


Episodes

23rd February 1836: The Siege of the Alamo begins, lasting for thirteen days before the final battle

2/22/2021
Having received few reinforcements by the time the Mexicans attacked on 6 March, the Alamo’s defenders suffered a decisive defeat that is believed to have killed every soldier in the ...

Duration:00:02:11

21st February 1885: the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. was dedicated

2/20/2021
The 555-foot tall Washington Monument was dedicated at a ceremony featuring President Chester Arthur alongside fellow politicians, engineers and ...

Duration:00:05:17

15th February 1946: ENIAC, the world’s first programmable general-purpose electronic digital computer, formally dedicated

2/14/2021
ENIAC was soon put to use running calculations to help build a hydrogen bomb, and continued to operate until ...

Duration:00:05:05

13th February 1981: The sewers of Louisville, Kentucky, explode after industrial waste makes its way into the tunnels

2/12/2021
The explosion wiped out services for thousands of residents, while the stench from the open sewers was ...

Duration:00:06:11

10th February 1962: Captured U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers freed in a prisoner exchange

2/9/2021
Powers had been sentenced to 10 years’ confinement in the USSR but, amidst concerns that he might reveal any remaining secrets to the Soviet authorities, the U.S. government agreed to exchange Powers and imprisoned student Frederic Pryor in return for Soviet Colonel Rudolf ...

Duration:00:02:30

8th February 1910: The Boy Scouts of America organization incorporated by William D. Boyce in Washington D.C.

2/7/2021
Although the organization’s numbers have fallen in recent years, it still has an estimated 2.2 million ...

Duration:00:05:47

31st January 1865: Thirteenth Amendment passed by the US Congress to formally abolish slavery

1/30/2021
It was sent to the states for ratification the next day, a process that was concluded on 6 December after the necessary three-quarters of states approved ...

Duration:00:05:15

30th January 1835: Andrew Jackson survives the first assassination attempt of a sitting US President

1/29/2021
Would-be assassin Richard Lawrence was found ‘not guilty by reason of insanity’ and was committed to an ...

Duration:00:05:05

29th January 2002: The phrase ‘Axis of Evil’ used for the first time by President George W. Bush

1/28/2021
The phrase 'axis of evil' soon became a hallmark of Bush’s foreign ...

Duration:00:05:07

23rd January 1849: Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman to receive a medical degree in the USA

1/22/2021
Blackwell graduated first in her class and became the first woman to achieve a medical degree in the United ...

Duration:00:04:52

22nd January 1973: The Supreme Court issues its decision on the Roe v. Wade abortion case

1/21/2021
Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the majority opinion that the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution gives women in the United States the ‘fundamental’ freedom choice in family matters, including whether or not to have an ...

Duration:00:05:23

21st January 1954: Launch of USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine

1/20/2021
Nuclear propulsion enabled Nautilus to smash numerous records including those for both submerged speed and distance, and became the first submarine to transit the North Pole in August ...

Duration:00:05:14

20th January 1986: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day first observed as a federal holiday

1/19/2021
President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law on 2 November ...

Duration:00:05:16

19th January 1920: Foundation of the American Civil Liberties Union

1/18/2021
The organization now boasts more than 1.2 million members and continues to provide legal support where individual rights and liberties are ...

Duration:00:05:09

16th January 1919: Nebraska becomes the vital 36th of the 48 states to approve prohibition in the 18th Amendment

1/15/2021
Nationwide prohibition began on 17 January the following year, and existed until its repeal by the Twenty-first Amendment in ...

Duration:00:05:29

13th January 1910: First public radio broadcast features a live performance from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York

1/12/2021
The broadcast included performances of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci featuring acclaimed Italian tenor Enrico ...

Duration:00:02:11

11th January 1964: US Surgeon General publishes groundbreaking report on the health effects of tobacco smoking

1/10/2021
The report drew three main conclusions focused on the effect of smoking on the functioning of the respiratory ...

Duration:00:05:03

10th January 1776: Thomas Paine publishes the pamphlet Common Sense advocating American independence

1/9/2021
The 47-page pamphlet is credited with having a dramatic impact on public opinion in the colonies, and helped to consolidate the idea of independent ...

Duration:00:02:08

9th January 1861: Star of the West fired upon by South Carolina batteries as it approached Fort Sumter

1/8/2021
As Star of the West approached Fort Sumter on the morning of 9 January it was met with cannon shots from cadet George E. Haynsworth on nearby Morris ...

Duration:00:02:16

5th January 1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first woman in the United States to be sworn in as governor of a state

1/4/2021
Ross later achieved another ‘first’ in 1933 when she was appointed Director of the U.S. Mint by President Franklin D. ...

Duration:00:05:25