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This Day in History Class
This Day in History Class
Jun 26, 2019
On this day in 1893 or 1903, blues musician Big Bill Broonzy was born.
Jun 25, 2019
Charles-François Thibault took three photos during the June Days uprising on this day and the following in 1848. Two of them became the first photos to accompany a newspaper report.
Jun 24, 2019
On this day in 1374, a dancing mania outbreak began in Aachen, Germany.
Jun 23, 2019
The bloodiest battle in the revolution to overthrow Victoriano Huerta -- the Battle of Zacatecas, or La Toma de Zacatecas -- took place on this day in 1914.
Jun 22, 2019
On this day in history, the Roman Inquisition sentenced Galileo Galilei for being "vehemently suspect of heresy."
Jun 21, 2019
On this day in 1893, the Ferris Wheel debuted at the World's Fair in Chicago.
Jun 20, 2019
On this day in 1900, the seige of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China, during the Boxer Rebellion began. https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/boxer-rebellion.htm
Jun 19, 2019
On this day in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger announced the abolition of slavery in Galveston, Texas. The day is now commemorated as Juneteenth.
Jun 18, 2019
This day in 1908 marked the beginning of Japanese mass immigration to Brazil when the ship Kasato Maru arrived at the port of Santos in Brazil.
Jun 17, 2019
On this day in 1631, Mumtaz Mahal died from complications of childbirth.
Jun 16, 2019
On this day in 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly into space.
Jun 15, 2019
On this day in 1904, a fire on the paddle steamer General Slocum caused more than a thousand deaths.
Jun 14, 2019
On this day in 1846, the Bear Flag Revolt began when a group of Americans invaded Sonoma.
Jun 13, 2019
On this day in 1911, physicist and Nobel Prize winner Luis W. Alavarez was born. Learn more about Alvarez in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/tags/luis-w-alvarez.htm
Jun 12, 2019
On this day in 1929, Anne Frank was born in Germany.
Jun 11, 2019
On this day in 1971, the occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes ended when federal marshals removed the Native Americans who remained on the island.
Jun 10, 2019
On this day in 1838, the Myall Creek Massacre occurred in New South Wales.
Jun 9, 2019
On this day, writer, pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Bertha von Suttner was born.
Jun 8, 2019
On this day in 1972, photographer Nick Út took the Pulitzer Prize-winning image that became known as the "napalm girl" photo.
Jun 7, 2019
On this day, Paul Blobel -- leader of the Aktion 1005 operation to get rid of evidence of Nazi mass murders -- was executed.
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