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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
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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 Jan 19, 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: 12th June 1987: Ronald Reagan calls on Mikhail Gorbachev to ‘Tear down this wall!’

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US President Ronald Reagan made a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in which he called on the USSR’s leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, to ‘Tear down this ...

Jun 12 2019

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Rank #2: 2nd August 216 BCE: Hannibal defeats the Roman army at the Battle of Cannae

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Hannibal’s army inflicted a devastating defeat on the numerically superior Roman army at the Battle of ...

Aug 02 2019

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Rank #3: 29th August 1842: The First Opium War ends when Britain and China sign the Treaty of Nanking

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The First Opium War formally ended when Britain and China signed the Treaty of Nanking, the first of the ‘unequal ...

Aug 29 2019

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Rank #4: 28th August 1955: The murder of black teenager Emmett Till in Mississippi

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Black teenager Emmett Till was murdered for allegedly flirting with and offending a white woman in ...

Aug 28 2019

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Rank #5: 1st August 1714: George, Elector of Hanover, becomes King George I of Great Britain

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George, Elector of Hanover, became King George I of Great ...

Aug 01 2019

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Rank #6: 27th August 1883: The eruption of Krakatoa

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One of the most destructive volcanic events in modern history occurred when Krakatoa’s eruption reached its ...

Aug 27 2019

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Rank #7: 14th August 1941: Roosevelt and Churchill issue the Atlantic Charter

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The Atlantic Charter was issued by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston ...

Aug 14 2019

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Rank #8: 11th June 1837: Broad Street Riot breaks out in Boston, MA

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On June 11th 1837, the Broad Street Riot broke out in Boston, Massachusetts, between Irish immigrants and existing American citizens known as ...

Jun 11 2019

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Rank #9: 21st August 1959: Hawaii becomes the 50th state of the USA

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Hawaii became the 50th state to join the United States of America after a ...

Aug 21 2019

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Rank #10: 7th August 1909: Alice Ramsey makes the first female transcontinental car journey

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Alice Huyler Ramsey became the first woman to drive an automobile across a continent when she completed a 59-day road trip from New York to San ...

Aug 07 2019

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Rank #11: 18th August 1920: Ratification of the 19th Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees female suffrage

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The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing all American women the right to ...

Aug 18 2019

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Rank #12: 9th August 1173: Construction begins on the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Construction began on the campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa, now better known as the Leaning Tower of ...

Aug 09 2019

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Rank #13: 5th August 1305: William Wallace captured by English troops at Robroyston

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Scottish independence leader Sir William Wallace was captured by English forces at Robroyston near ...

Aug 05 2019

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Rank #14: 3rd August 1936: Jesse Owens wins his first gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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American athlete Jesse Owens won the first of four gold medals at the Berlin ...

Aug 03 2019

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Rank #15: 31st August 1907: The Anglo-Russian Entente is signed, forming the Triple Entente

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Britain and Russia signed the Anglo-Russian Entente, which led to the formation of the Triple ...

Aug 31 2019

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Rank #16: 20th August 1940: Leon Trotsky attacked with an ice axe in Mexico

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Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded with an ice axe by Spanish communist Ramón ...

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #17: 28th July 1914: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

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Exactly one month after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Austria-Hungary declared war on ...

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Rank #18: 10th June 1924: Italian politician Matteotti kidnapped and murdered by Fascists

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Giacomo Matteotti, an Italian socialist politician, was kidnapped and then murdered by members of the Fascist ...

Jun 10 2019

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19th January 1917: 73 people killed in the Silvertown munitions factory explosion in London

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The Brunner Mond chemical factory had been built in 1893 to manufacture caustic soda and soda ...

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18th January 1871: Wilhelm I declared German Emperor

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On the 18th January 1871, Wilhelm I of Prussia was proclaimed the first German ...

Jan 18 2020

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17th January 1944: Allies launch the Battle of Monte Cassino during the Second World War

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The Battle of Monte Cassino began when Allied forces launched the first of four attacks against the Gustav Line in ...

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16th January 27 BCE: Octavian becomes Augustus, Roman Emperor

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On the 16th January 27 BCE, the Roman Senate granted Octavian the titles Augustus and ...

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15th January 1919: Great Molasses Flood kills 21 people in Boston

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21 people were killed and a further 150 were injured after 2.3 million gallons of molasses swept through North End in Boston, Massachusetts after a storage tank ...

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14th January 1943: Churchill and Roosevelt meet at the Casablanca Conference

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On the 14th January 1943, the Casablanca Conference began in ...

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13th January 1842: William Brydon, the sole survivor of 4,500 British soldiers, arrives at Jalalabad in Afghanistan

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Dr William Brydon of the British East India Company Army was the only survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers to reach safety at Jalalabad in ...

Jan 13 2020

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12th January 1895: Foundation of the National Trust

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On the 12th January 1895, the National Trust was founded by Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Hardwicke ...

Jan 12 2020

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11th January 1569: First recorded lottery drawn in England under Elizabeth I

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The concept of a lottery, in which lots were drawn to determine a winner, had been around for centuries before Queen Elizabeth I chartered a prize draw to raise money for the “reparation of the havens and strength of the Realme, and towardes such other publique good ...

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10th January 1920: League of Nations officially founded

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On the 10th January 1920, the Treaty of Versailles came into ...

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9th January 1349: Jews massacred in Basel during the Black Death persecutions

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The Jewish population of Basel were massacred amidst accusations that they were responsible for causing the Black ...

Jan 09 2020

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8th January 1918: Woodrow Wilson announces the Fourteen Points

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On the 8th January 1918, United States President Woodrow Wilson made a speech to Congress in which he outlined his principles for world peace, known as the Fourteen ...

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7th January 1785: First aerial crossing of the English Channel completed in a hydrogen balloon

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The first aerial crossing of the English Channel was conducted by Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries in a gas-filled ...

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6th January 1066: Harold Godwinson crowned king of England

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On the 6th January 1066, Harold Godwinson was crowned king of ...

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5th January 1066: Death of Edward the Confessor sparks a succession crisis

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A succession crisis was sparked following the death of Edward the Confessor, the last Anglo-Saxon king of ...

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4th January 1847: Samuel Colt receives the first government order for his firearms

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American inventor Samuel Colt received the first government order for his revolver firearms from Captain Samuel Walker of the Texas ...

Jan 04 2020

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3rd January 1870: Construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge

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Although numerous suspension bridges had been built prior to the Brooklyn Bridge, nothing came close to the almost 1,600 foot span across the East River from Brooklyn to ...

Jan 03 2020

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2nd January 1981: Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, arrested

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On the 2nd January 1981, serial killer Peter Sutcliffe – otherwise known as the Yorkshire Ripper – was arrested by ...

Jan 02 2020

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1st January 1772: First traveller’s cheques, known as “circular notes”, put on sale

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The first traveller’s cheques, in the form of a ‘circular note’ issued by a bank, went on sale in ...

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31st December 1935: Monopoly board game patented

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On the 31st December 1935, the board game Monopoly was ...

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iTunes Ratings

161 Ratings
Average Ratings
131
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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.