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A daily time capsule of stories about the important, intriguing or just plain forgotten events of history and the people, places and things behind them that in time’s relentless march forward all share the common distinction of having occurred on this day.

A daily time capsule of stories about the important, intriguing or just plain forgotten events of history and the people, places and things behind them that in time’s relentless march forward all share the common distinction of having occurred on this day.
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United States

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A daily time capsule of stories about the important, intriguing or just plain forgotten events of history and the people, places and things behind them that in time’s relentless march forward all share the common distinction of having occurred on this day.

Language:

English


Episodes

November 30th - Michael Jackson releases "Thriller" (rerelease)

11/30/2017
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Michael Jackson's landmark album "Thriller" is released on this day in 1982. The album contains only 9 songs, produces 7 hit singles, wins a record breaking 8 Grammy Awards and goes on to become the best selling album of all time. (rerelease)

Duration:00:08:58

November 15th - In Cold Blood: The Clutter Family Murders (Rerelease)

11/15/2017
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Four members of the Clutter Family are murdered in their quiet Holcomb, Kansas farmhouse during the early morning hours On This Day in 1959. Author Truman Capote writes a book about the murders, a book he refers to as a non-fiction novel, one of the first True Crime books ever published: "In Cold Blood".

Duration:00:09:24

November 13th - The Real Amityville Horror: The DeFeo Family Murders (Rerelease)

11/13/2017
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The murders of Ronald and Louise DeFeo along with their 4 children, killed by oldest son Ronald "Butch" DeFeo Jr...On This Day in 1974. The murder house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville will subsequently become famous as The Amityville Horror house. (Rerelease)

Duration:00:07:06

The last flight of Lynyrd Skynyrd (repeat)

10/20/2017
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A chartered plane carrying southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in a wooded swamp near Gillsburg, Mississippi killing six including lead singer/founding member Ronnie Van Zant On This Day in 1977.

Duration:00:10:22

Marie Antoinette, Monsieur de Paris and the Guillotine (repeat)

10/16/2017
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Marie Antoinette loses her head at the hands of Monsieur de Paris, Henri Sanson, and his Guillotine, On This Day in 1793.

Duration:00:09:46

September 11th - 9/11

9/11/2017
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Duration:00:07:41

August 29th - Hurricane Katrina (repeat)

8/29/2017
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Hurricane Katrina makes landfall On This Day in 2005. (repeat)

Duration:00:08:53

August 23rd - Stockholm Syndrome (repeat)

8/23/2017
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On this day in 1973, Jan-Erik Olsson enters a bank in Norrmalmstorg square in the center of Stockholm, Sweden. Olsson takes all 4 bank employees hostage. The bond that Olsson and his 4 captives form over the next 5 days, the hostages sympathizing with their captor, will be called Stockholm Syndrome. (repeat)

Duration:00:07:43

August 16th - Death of The King, Elvis Presley (repeat)

8/16/2017
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Elvis Presley, The King of Rock'N'Roll, dies On This Day in 1977 in a 2nd floor bathroom in his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee (repeat)

Duration:00:07:11

August 10th - The Murders of Leno & Rosemary LaBianca by the Manson Family (repeat)

8/10/2017
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The murders of Leno & Rosemary LaBianca by the Manson Family, On This Day in 1969 (repeat)

Duration:00:08:12

August 6th - The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima (repeat)

8/6/2017
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The atomic bomb codenamed "Little Boy" is detonated above the Japanese city of Hiroshima in the final days of World War 2, On This Day in 1945. (repeat)

Duration:00:11:06

August 4th - Lizzie Borden Took An Axe... (repeat)

8/4/2017
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Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home On This Day in 1892. Suspicion soon falls on 32-year-old Lizzie. (repeat)

Duration:00:09:17

July 4th - Independence Day & the Declaration of Independence

7/4/2017
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Independence Day in America & the story behind the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Second Continental Congress On This Day in 1776. Plus, a full reading of the Declaration of Independence following the episode. (repeat)

Duration:00:18:14

June 28th - Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Canadian runner Terry Fox (repeat)

6/28/2017
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The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that creates a ripple effect of conflict throughout the 20th century, beginning with the Great War, World War I. And Canadian runner and activist Terry Fox, who's Marathon of Hope for cancer awareness makes him a Canadian folk hero and inspiration to millions. (repeat)

Duration:00:10:41

June 27th - The Last Will & Testament of James Smithson (repeat)

6/27/2017
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The Last Will & Testament of English mineralogist James Smithson, who passes away On This Day in 1829 and leaves his entire fortune to the United States of America for the creation of Smithsonian Institution "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge." (repeat)

Duration:00:06:34

June 26th - The Berlin Airlift (repeat)

6/26/2017
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The Berlin Airlift begins On This Day in 1948, Operation Vittles and Operation Little Vittles. (repeat)

Duration:00:11:00

June 25th - The Murder of Stanford White (repeat)

6/25/2017
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The sensational murder of architect Stanford White On This Day in 1906 and the trial of the century that follows. (repeat)

Duration:00:10:52

June 17th - The Watergate Burglary (repeat)

6/17/2017
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The Watergate burglars are caught On This Day in 1972.

Duration:00:09:04

June 16th - Ghost Story Challenge in the Year Without A Summer & Katherine Graham (repeat)

6/16/2017
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The ghost story challenge of 1816 during the Year Without A Summer, and Washington Post Publisher Katherine Graham born On This Day in 1917. (repeat)

Duration:00:08:59

June 14th - Flag Day & Margaret Bourke-White (repeat)

6/14/2017
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Flag Day, and documentary photographer Margaret Bourke-White, born On This Day in 1904. (repeat)

Duration:00:08:53

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