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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.

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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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


Episodes

First reconnaissance mission in airplane - October 23, 1911

10/23/2019
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On this day in 1911, Italian Captain Carlo Piazza flew the first aerial reconnaissance mission in a Blériot XI during the Italo-Turkish War. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:06:02

Supremes became 1st all-female group with No. 1 album - October 22, 1966

10/22/2019
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On this day in 1966, The Supremes became the first all-female group with a number one album - "The Supremes A' Go-Go" - on the Billboard 200. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:05:11

Dedan Kimathi captured in Mau Mau Uprising - October 21, 1956

10/21/2019
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On this day in 1956, Mau Mau leader Dedan Kimathi was captured, signaling the effective end of the Mau Mau Uprising. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:06:47

Johnny Bright incident - October 20, 1951

10/20/2019
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On this day in 1951, a white football player for Oklahoma A&M assaulted a Black player for Drake University named Johnny Bright in an incident that was suspected to be racially motivated. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:06:20

Marguerite Perey born - October 19, 1909

10/19/2019
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On this day in 1909, French nuclear chemist and discoverer of francium Marguerite Perey was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:05:51

First commercial transistor radio announced - October 18, 1954

10/18/2019
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On this day in 1954, Texas Instruments announced the invention of the first commercial transistor radio, the Regency TR-1. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:06:20

London Beer Flood - October 17, 1814

10/17/2019
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On this day in 1814, a flood of beer burst out of a London brewery, killing eight people and injuring others. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:04:47

Palace of Westminster fire - October 16, 1834

10/16/2019
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On this day in 1834, the Palace of Westminster was destroyed in a fire. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:05:14

Gregorian Calendar introduced - October 15, 1582

10/15/2019
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On this day in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar, which was created as a way to reform the Julian calendar. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:05:34

Chuck Yeager piloted supersonic flight - October 14, 1947

10/14/2019
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On this day in 1947, American test pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:06:02

Miracle of the Sun - October 13, 1917

10/13/2019
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On this day in 1917, a crowd of thousands of people gathered in Fátima, Portugal, to witness a miracle, and many reported seeing unusual solar activity that became known as the Miracle of the Sun. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:05:58

First Oktoberfest began - October 12, 1810

10/12/2019
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On this day in 1810, the first Oktoberfest began after the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:05:20

Second Boer War began - October 11, 1899

10/11/2019
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This day in 1899 marks the beginning of the Second Boer War, a conflict between the British Empire and the Boer states of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:06:57

Wuchang Uprising - October 10, 1911

10/10/2019
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On this day in 1911, an uprising against the Qing government began in Wuchang in China. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:06:18

Joshua Stoddard patented the calliope - October 9, 1855

10/9/2019
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On this day in 1855, American inventor Joshua Stoddard was issued a patent for the calliope. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:06:39

Marina Tsvetaeva born - October 8, 1892

10/8/2019
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On this day in 1892, Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva was born in Moscow. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:07:03

Most lopsided college football game ever - October 7, 1916

10/7/2019
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On this day in 1916, the Georgia Tech vs. Cumberland College football game in Atlanta ended with a score of 222-0, making it the most lopsided college football game in history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:04:58

Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina - October 6, 1908

10/6/2019
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On this day in 1908, Austria-Hungary announced that it was annexing Bosnia and Herzegovina. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:06:17

Jarrow March began - October 5, 1936

10/5/2019
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On this day in 1936, people protesting unemployment and calling for the establishment of work in Jarrow, England, began their march to London. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:06:15

Sputnik's launch inspired satellite navigation systems - October 4, 1957

10/4/2019
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On this day, the Soviets launched Sputnik, which inspired scientists to begin using satellites to create navigation systems. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:05:45