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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

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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

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Well done

By Twinsfan2001 - Aug 06 2019
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Very nice snippets of historical knowledge.

Three Minute History Lessons

By BrandyBee123 - Mar 04 2019
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Great way to start the day, with a concise “on this day in history.” Interesting topics.

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161 Ratings
Average Ratings
131
12
7
3
8

Well done

By Twinsfan2001 - Aug 06 2019
Read more
Very nice snippets of historical knowledge.

Three Minute History Lessons

By BrandyBee123 - Mar 04 2019
Read more
Great way to start the day, with a concise “on this day in history.” Interesting topics.
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HistoryPod

Latest release on Aug 15, 2020

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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

Rank #1: 16th March 1190: The Jewish population of York massacred in a pogrom

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Anti-Semitic attacks spread across England and reached York in March ...

Mar 16 2020

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Rank #2: 24th May 1943: Josef Mengele, the Nazi Angel of Death, transferred to Auschwitz

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Josef Mengele, the Nazi ‘Angel Of Death’, was transferred to begin work at Auschwitz concentration ...

May 24 2020

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Rank #3: 25th April 1792: First execution using the guillotine

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The 25th April 1792 saw the world’s first use of the guillotine as a method of ...

Apr 25 2020

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Rank #4: 20th March 1602: The Dutch East India Company established

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By the start of the 17th century merchants from the Dutch Republic had begun to undertake voyages to the ‘Spice Islands’ of the Indian ...

Mar 20 2020

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Rank #5: 23rd May 1915: Italy enters WW1 on the side of the Triple Entente

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On the 23rd May 1915, Italy entered the First World War on the side of the Triple Entente and declared war on ...

May 23 2020

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Rank #6: 19th March 1962: Bob Dylan releases his eponymous debut album

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On the 19th March 1962, American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan released his eponymous debut ...

Mar 19 2020

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Rank #7: 17th May 1902: Ancient Antikythera Mechanism ‘computer’ identified

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On the 17th May 1902, an ancient analogue computer known as the Antikythera mechanism was first identified by Greek archaeologist Valerios ...

May 17 2020

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Rank #8: 29th March 1973: Final US troops withdraw from Vietnam

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On the 29th March 1973, the last American troops withdrew from South ...

Mar 29 2020

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Rank #9: 26th April 1478: The Pazzi family launch their failed plot against the Medici family

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The Pazzi family in Florence launched their unsuccessful plot to overthrow the Medici family with an assassination attempt against the brothers Lorenzo and Giuliano de’ ...

Apr 26 2020

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Rank #10: 8th April 1904: Times Square in New York given its name

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Times Square in New York was given its name shortly after the offices of The New York Times moved to the ...

Apr 08 2020

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Rank #11: 27th April 1509: Entire republic of Venice excommunicated by the Pope

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On the 27th April 1509, Pope Julius II excommunicated the entire republic of ...

Apr 27 2020

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Rank #12: 27th March 1963: Dr Beeching publishes his first British Rail report

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On the 27th March 1963, Chairman of the British Transport Commission Dr Richard Beeching published his report entitled The Reshaping of British ...

Mar 27 2020

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Rank #13: 21st March 1556: Thomas Cranmer executed for heresy

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On the 21st March 1556, Thomas Cranmer was executed for ...

Mar 21 2020

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Rank #14: 7th May 1794: Robespierre establishes Cult of the Supreme Being

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On the 7th May 1794, just a few weeks before the Law of 22nd Prairial that created the Great Terror, Maximilien Robespierre formally announced the creation of the Cult of the Supreme Being in a meeting of the National ...

May 07 2020

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Rank #15: 19th May 1536: Execution of Anne Boleyn in the Tower of London

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On the 19th May 1536, Anne Boleyn – Henry VIII’s second wife and mother of the future Elizabeth I – was beheaded in the Tower of London, having been found guilty of adultery, treason, and ...

May 19 2020

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Rank #16: 2nd May 1945: The Battle of Berlin ends with the German surrender to the USSR

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The Battle of Berlin ended after German General Helmuth Weidling surrendered to Soviet General Vasily ...

May 02 2020

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Rank #17: 19th April 1770: Captain Cook’s voyage sights Australia

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On the 19th April 1770, the British explorer Captain James Cook first caught sight of ...

Apr 19 2020

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Rank #18: 12th May 1846: The Donner Party begin their ill-fated journey to California

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The Donner Party departed Independence, Missouri on their ill-fated journey to ...

May 12 2020

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Rank #19: 1st April 1938: Francisco Franco announces the end of the Spanish Civil War

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The Spanish Civil War began in July 1936 after a military coup by Spanish forces in North Africa failed to secure complete control over the ...

Apr 01 2020

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Rank #20: 28th May 585 BCE: Eclipse of Thales ends the Battle of Halys between Media and Lydia

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A solar eclipse during the Battle of Halys led to a truce between the kingdoms of Media and Lydia, making it the earliest historical event that can be precisely ...

May 28 2020

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15th August 1941: Last execution takes place at the Tower of London

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The last execution at the Tower of London took place on the 15th August 1941. Josef Jakobs was a German spy who was arrested after he signalled for help after breaking his ankle when he parachuted into Britain.

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Aug 15 2020

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14th August 1980: Lech Wałęsa leads strike in Gdańsk shipyard

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On the 14th August 1980, workers at the Lenin Shipyard in the Polish city of Gdańsk led by electrician Lech Wałęsa began a strike that led to the formation of the Solidarity labour ...

Aug 14 2020

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13th August 1918: Opha May Johnson becomes the first woman to enlist in the US Marine Corps

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Johnson was 40 years old when she enlisted, and her extensive clerical and stenographical experience made her a perfect fit for the ...

Aug 13 2020

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12th August 1990: Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever unearthed, discovered by Susan Hendrickson

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The most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever unearthed was discovered by palaeontologist Susan ...

Aug 12 2020

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11th August 1929: Babe Ruth becomes the first Major League Baseball player to hit 500 home runs

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The ball sailed over the right-field fence to land in Lexington Avenue that ran alongside Cleveland’s League ...

Aug 11 2020

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10th August 1846: President James K. Polk signs legislation to establish the Smithsonian Institution

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It had taken Congress eight years to agree on how to fulfil James Smithson’s desire to establish and institution ‘for the increase and diffusion of ...

Aug 10 2020

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9th August 1974: Richard Nixon resigns as President of the USA

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On the 9th August 1974, Richard Nixon resigned as President of the United States of America while facing impeachment and the almost certain removal from office due to the Watergate ...

Aug 09 2020

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8th August 1925: More than 50,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan stage a march in Washington D.C.

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Tens of thousands of Ku Klux Klan members took part in an organised march through Washington ...

Aug 08 2020

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7th August 1964: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution passed by US Congress

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On the 7th August 1964, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was passed by the United States ...

Aug 07 2020

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6th August 1945: The USA drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima

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On the 6th August 1945, the USA dropped an atomic bomb nicknamed “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima from the B-29 aircraft Enola ...

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5th August 1861: Abraham Lincoln signs US income tax into law to help pay for the American Civil War

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The Revenue Act of 1861 was signed into law by Abraham Lincoln, imposing U.S. federal income tax for the first ...

Aug 05 2020

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4th August 1914: Woodrow Wilson proclaims US neutrality in the First World War

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President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the neutrality of the United States in the First World ...

Aug 04 2020

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3rd August 1492: Christopher Columbus sets sail from Spain

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At 8am on the 3rd August 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from the Spanish port of Palos de la Frontera on the voyage that would take him to the ...

Aug 03 2020

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2nd August 1873: The Clay Street Hill Railroad becomes San Francisco’s first cable car

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The Clay Street Hill Railroad was successfully tested, becoming San Francisco’s first operational cable ...

Aug 02 2020

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1st August 1981: Cable music television channel MTV is launched

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Originally broadcast from a studio in New Jersey, MTV launched at 12:01am with the words ‘Ladies and gentlemen, rock and ...

Aug 01 2020

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31st July 1790: The first U.S. patent was awarded to Samuel Hopkins

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The first U.S. patent was awarded to Samuel Hopkins for an improvement ‘in making Pot ash and Pearl ash by a new Apparatus and ...

Jul 31 2020

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30th July 1619: The General Assembly of Virginia, the oldest continuous elected assembly in the New World, convenes for the first time

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The oldest continuous elected legislative assembly in the New World, the House of Burgesses in Virginia, convened for the first ...

Jul 30 2020

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29th July 1914: Successful voice test of the first transcontinental telephone line between New York and San Francisco

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The world’s first transcontinental telephone line was successfully voice tested between New York and San ...

Jul 29 2020

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28th July 1932: Bonus Marchers forcibly evicted from Washington D.C. by the Army

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Bonus Marchers in Washington D.C. were forcibly removed by the U.S. Army under General Douglas ...

Jul 28 2020

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27th July 1940: Bugs Bunny makes his cartoon debut in A Wild Hare

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Bugs Bunny made his first appearance in the Merrie Melodies cartoon A Wild ...

Jul 27 2020

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iTunes Ratings

161 Ratings
Average Ratings
131
12
7
3
8

Well done

By Twinsfan2001 - Aug 06 2019
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Very nice snippets of historical knowledge.

Three Minute History Lessons

By BrandyBee123 - Mar 04 2019
Read more
Great way to start the day, with a concise “on this day in history.” Interesting topics.