Oliver Haugh, who had been convicted of killing his family, was executed by electric chair on this day in 1907. Listen to the two-part episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class on Oliver Haugh here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/search.php?terms=oliver+haugh.
On this day in 1917, neurologist Constantin von Economo announced the probable spread of a viral disease, encephalitis lethargica, at a spread of a viral disease at a meeting of the Vienna Society for Psychiatry and Neurology. Listen to the Stuff You Missed in History Class episode about encephalitis lethargica at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/encephalitis-lethargica.htm.
On this day in 1921, Mary Winston Jackson was born in Hampton, Virginia. She would go on to become NASA's first Black female engineer. You can find an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class on Jackson at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/mary-winston-jackson-nasa-engineer.htm
On this day in 1846, Dred and Harriet Scott, an enslaved husband and wife, filed petitions to sue for their freedom in the St. Louis Circuit Court. Listen to the two-part Stuff You Missed in History Class episode on Dred Scott at https://www.missedinhistory.com/search.php?terms=dred+scott
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.
It's the last day of women's history month, and it's our last special Sunday episode celebrating women's contributions to society. Today, we welcome Professor Nora Gilbert, who speaks with me about the Hays Motion Picture Production Code censorship wasn't all bad for women's expression and portrayals in film. You can find Nora's book, "Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship" here: https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=22235 .