Right Now in This Day in History Class

Joan of Arc Posthumously Acquitted - July 7, 1456

Joan of Arc was posthumously acquitted of heresy on this day in 1456.

Richard the Lionheart Inherited the Throne - July 6, 1189

Richard the Lionheart inherited the throne after the death of his father, on this day in 1189.

London Match Girls' Strike Began - July 5, 1888

The London Match Girls' Strike at the Bryant and May match factory began on this day in 1888.

Leaves of Grass Published - July 4, 1855

Walt Witman's 'Leaves of Grass' was published on this day in 1855.

Phaistos Disc Discovered - July 3, 1908

The artifact known as the Phaistos Disc was discovered on this day in 1908.

Amistad Rebellion - July 2, 1839

A rebellion took place aboard the slave ship Amistad on this day in 1839.

Ignaz Semmelweis Born - July 1, 1818

Ignaz Semmelweis, known as the father of infection control, was born on this day in 1818.

This Day In History Class: Trailer

From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.