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This Day in History Class

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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Marie Antoinette Born - Nov. 2, 1755

Marie Antoinette was born on this day in 1755. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4mins

2 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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Constantine the Great United the Roman Empire - Sept. 18, 324

Constantine the Great united the Roman Empire on this day in 324. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4mins

18 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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Sverdlovsk anthrax leak - April 2, 1979

On this day in 1979, an accidental anthrax leak in a microbiology facility in Sverdlovsk in the Soviet Union caused dozens of people to fall ill. The Soviet Union would deny a leak happened until years later. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

7mins

2 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Rudolf Diesel Died - Sept. 29, 1913

Rudolf Diesel disappeared on this day in 1913, which is also marked as the date of his death. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4mins

29 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist - March 18, 1990

On this day in 1990, two thieves disguised as police officers broke into the Gardner Museum in Boston and stole millions of dollars worth of art that was never recovered. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #5

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Treaty of York - Sept. 25, 1237

The Treaty of York formalized the border between England and Scotland on this day in 1237. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4mins

25 Sep 2018

Rank #6

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Shaka Killed - Sept. 22, 1828

Shaka, founder of the Zulu Empire, was killed on this day in 1828. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4mins

22 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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Benedict Arnold Escaped - Sept. 24, 1780

Benedict Arnold escaped on this day in 1780. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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Pocahontas married John Rolfe - April 5, 1614

On this day in 1614, Pocahontas married colonist John Rolfe married.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

6mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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Perejil (Parsley) Massacre Began - Oct. 2, 1937

The Perejil, or Parsley, Massacre began on this day in 1937. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5mins

2 Oct 2018

Rank #10

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Sepoy Rebellion - March 29, 1857

On this day in 1857, a 29-year-old sepoy named Mangal Pandey attacked two British officers, which set off more than a year long rebellion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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29 Mar 2019

Rank #11

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Italy Invaded the Ethiopian Empire - Oct. 3, 1935

Italy invaded the Ethiopian Empire, also known as Abyssinia, on this day in 1935. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4mins

3 Oct 2018

Rank #12

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Pelé scored 1000th goal - November 19, 1969

On this day in 1969, Brazilian soccer player Pelé scored his thousandth goal - though some have disputed the accuracy of this claim.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Yuan Shikai abdicated - March 22, 1916

On this day in 1916, Chinese emperor Yuan Shikai abdicated the throne and announced he would resume his presidency.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

7mins

22 Mar 2019

Rank #14

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Oaks Colliery Explosion - Dec. 12, 1866

The Oaks Colliery exploded on this day in 1866. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #15

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Sultana explosion - April 27, 1865

On this day in 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded, killing an estimate of nearly 2,000 people. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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27 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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Camp David Accords - Sept. 17, 1978

The Camp David Accords were signed on this day in 1978. The September 16, 2009 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class is an interview with President Jimmy Carter about the accords. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #17

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Harlem Riot of 1935 - March 19, 1935

On this day in 1935, a petty theft in a S.H. Kress store and rumors a Black Puerto Rican boy's death led to an all-out riot in Harlem.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

6mins

19 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Death of U.S. President William McKinley - Sept. 14, 1901

U.S. President William McKinley died on this day in 1901, having been shot by an assassin on September 6. For more on the assassination of McKinley and other U.S. presidents, check out the November 9 and 11 2015 episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

4mins

14 Sep 2018

Rank #19

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First AIDS report - June 5, 1981

On this day in 1981, the first report on AIDS was published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, before AIDS was identified as a syndrome.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

6mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #20