Right Now in This Day in History Class

Battle of the Sexes - Sept. 20, 1973

The Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs took place on this day in 1973.

Ötzi the Iceman Discovered - Sept. 19, 1991

Hikers discovered Ötzi the Iceman on this day in 1991. There's more in the January 4, 2012 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Constantine the Great United the Roman Empire - Sept. 18, 324

Constantine the Great united the Roman Empire on this day in 324.

Camp David Accords - Sept. 17, 1978

The Camp David Accords were signed on this day in 1978. The September 16, 2009 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class is an interview with President Jimmy Carter about the accords.

Grito de Dolores - Sept. 16, 1810

The Grito de Dolores launched the Mexican War of Independence on this day in 1810.

Crash at Crush - Sept. 15, 1896

The Crash at Crush took place on this day in 1896. The full story of this and other for-profit train wrecks is in the September 25, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Death of U.S. President William McKinley - Sept. 14, 1901

U.S. President William McKinley died on this day in 1901, having been shot by an assassin on September 6. For more on the assassination of McKinley and other U.S. presidents, check out the November 9 and 11 2015 episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Phineas Gage Struck with a Tamping Iron - Sept. 13, 1848

Phineas Gage was struck through the skull with a tamping iron on this day in 1848. There's more detail in the September 11, 2013 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Elope - Sept. 12, 1846

Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett eloped on this day in 1846. There's more in the February 15, 2012 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Vivekananda's Speech on Hinduism - Sept. 11, 1893

Vivekananda gave a speech on Hinduism in Chicago on this day in 1893.

DNA Fingerprinting Discovered - Sept. 10, 1984

DNA fingerprinting was discovered on this day in 1984.

Attica Prison Uprising Began - Sept. 9, 1971

The Attica Prison Uprising began on this day in 1971. There's more to the story in the November 14 and 16, 2016 episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Delano Grape Strike Began - Sept. 8, 1965

The Delano Grape Strike began on this day in 1965.

Pirate Raid on the Ganj-i-Sawai - Sept. 7, 1695

Pirates raided the Ganj-i-Sawai on this day in 1695. There's more in the May 9, 2018 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "Henry Every, Successful Pyrate." 

Candia Massacre - Sept. 6, 1898

The Candia Massacre began on this day in 1898.

"Hippie" Used in Print - Sept. 5, 1965

"Hippie" was first used in print with its current meaning on this day in 1965.

Peekskill Riots - Sept. 4, 1949

A series of events known as the Peekskill Riots ended on this day in 1949.

Whitestone Hill Massacre - Sept. 3, 1863

The Whitestone Hill Massacre occurred on this day in 1863. There's more in the November 23, 2016 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "The Dakota War of 1862 and the Whitestone Hill Massacre."

Great Fire of London - Sept. 2, 1666

The Great Fire of London began on this day in 1666. There's more in the May 30, 2011 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "History's Unforgettable Fires." 

S-5 Submarine Catastrophe - Sept. 1, 1920

An error during a crash dive led to a catastrophe aboard the submarine USS S-5 on this day in 1920. There's more to the story in the November 26, 2014 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.