Right Now in This Day in History Class

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.

Jack the Ripper Murdered his First Victim - Aug. 31, 1888

Mary Ann Nichols was murdered on this day in 1888, the first canonical victim of Jack the Ripper.

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown Baptized - Aug. 30, 1716

England's master gardener, Lancelot "Capability" Brown, was baptized on this day in 1716.

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Publicly Defended Homosexuality, 1867

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs publicly defended homosexuality at the Congress of German Jurists on this day in 1867, making him the first gay man to publicly speak on the topic of gay rights.

Emmett Till Murdered - Aug. 28, 1955

Emmett Till was murdered on this day in 1955. For a longer look at the story, listen to the August 28, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "The Motherhood of Mamie Till-Mobley." 

Battle of Ambos Nogales Began - Aug. 27, 1918

The Battle of Ambos Nogales took place on this day in 1918. You can learn more in the Stuff You Missed in History Class episode from August 22, 2018. 

Declaration of the Rights of the Man - Aug. 26, 1789

The final articles of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen were adopted on this day in 1789, during the French Revolution. There's more on the French Revolution in the February 8, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "The Women's March on Versailles," and in "How the French Revolution Worked" from November 19, 2008.

The Great Moon Hoax Began - Aug. 25, 1835

The Great Moon Hoax began on this day in 1835. There are many more details in the March 30 and April 1, 2015, episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Vesuvius Destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum - Aug. 24, 79

Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum and surrounding communities in a volcanic eruption on this day in the year 79. For more of the story, check out the October 9, 2009, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "Pompeii: Lost and Found." 

Sacco and Vanzetti Executed - Aug. 23, 1927

Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed on this day in 1927. For more detail, listen to the August 5, 2009 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

First Geneva Convention Signed - Aug. 22, 1864

The First Geneva Convention was signed on this day in 1864. This is also part of the January 9, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "Henry Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross."

Haitian Revolution Began - Aug. 21, 1791

The Haitian Revolution began on this day in 1791. For a longer episode on the subject, listen to the January 27, 2017 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution."

The White Lion Brought Enslaved Africans to Virginia - Aug. 20, 1619

The crew of a ship called the White Lion traded several enslaved Africans for food and repairs on this day in 1619, often described as the beginning of slavery in what would become the United States.

Philo Farnsworth Born - Aug. 19, 1906

Inventor Philo Farnsworth was born on this day in 1906. Learn more in the September 18, 2013 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "Philo T. Farnsworth."

19th Amendment Ratified - Aug. 18, 1920

The 19th Amendment was ratified on this day in 1920. 

Lynching of Leo Frank - Aug. 17, 1915

Leo Frank was lynched on this day in 1915. For a longer look, listen to the August 3, 2011 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "The Trial of Leo Frank."

The First Transatlantic Telegraph Message - Aug. 16, 1858

The first transatlantic telegraph cable carried its first messages on this day in 1858. Get a longer story in the November 9, 2016 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable." 

Indian Independence - Aug. 15, 1947

India became independent from the British Empire on this day in 1947, an event that is also intrinsically connected to the independence of Pakistan and the partition of the two nations.