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This Day in History Class
Nov 14, 2019
On this day in 1817, revolutionary spy Policarpa Salavarrieta was executed for treason.
Nov 13, 2019
One of history's many Bloody Sundays took place on this day in 1887 in London.
On this day in 1906, industrial designer Eva Zeisel was born.
Nov 12, 2019
On this day in 1970, the deadliest tropical cyclone in recorded history made landfall in East Pakistan.
Nov 11, 2019
On this day, Abul Kalam Azad -- a scholar and activist in the Indian Independence movement -- was born.
Nov 10, 2019
On this day in 1945, the British retaliated against Indonesian nationaists in the Battle of Surabaya during the Indonesian National Revolution.
Nov 9, 2019
On this day in 1965, a major electrical power failure sent parts of Ontario and the northeastern United States into darkness for up to 13 hours.
Nov 8, 2019
On this day in 1892, workers in New Orleans went on a general strike.
Nov 7, 2019
On this day in 1919, the Palmer Raids - which targeted radicals, communists, and anarchists in the U.S. - began.
Nov 6, 2019
On this day in 1944, weapons-grade plutonium was created in B Reactor at the Hanford Site in the state of Washington.
Nov 5, 2019
On this day in 1857, investigative journalist and biographer Ida Tarbell was born in Pennsylvania.
Nov 4, 2019
On this day in 1956, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Senator Margaret Chase Smith debated each other in the first nationally televised presidential debate in the U.S.
Nov 3, 2019
On this day in 1793, writer and activist Olympe de Gouges was executed for sedition.
Nov 2, 2019
On this day in 1936, the BBC began broadcasting the first regular, high-definition TV service from Alexandra Palace in London.
Nov 1, 2019
On this day in 1879, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, an off-reservation school for the assimilation of Native Americans, opened in Pennsylvania.
Oct 31, 2019
On this day in 1951, the zebra crossing, or white striped pedestrian crossing, was officially introduced in Slough, England.
Oct 30, 2019
On this day in 1974, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman fought each other for the world heavyweight championship in Zaire in one of the most memorable boxing matches in history.
Oct 29, 2019
On this day in 1940, thieves in broke into the American Museum of Natural History in New York and stole valuable gems, including the Star of India and the DeLong Star Ruby.
Oct 28, 2019
On this day in 1940, Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas rejected an ultimatum from Italy to allow Axis forces to occupy strategic sites in Greece.
Oct 27, 2019
On this day in 1858, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born. For a look at how Roosevelt faced his greatest foes, check out Mental Floss’s new podcast History Vs. here, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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