Right Now in This Day in History Class

"Tetris" released - June 6, 1984

On this day in 1984, the video game "Tetris" was released. 

First AIDS report - June 5, 1981

On this day in 1981, the first report on AIDS was published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, before AIDS was identified as a syndrome. 

Government junta of Chile began - June 4, 1932

On this day in 1932, the goverment junta of Chile began.

Zoot Suit Riots began - June 3, 1943

On this day in 1943, the Zoot Suit Riots began in Los Angeles. 

Pemulwuy died - June 2, 1802

On this day in 1802, Aboriginal resistance leader Pemulwuy died.

Isabella Baumfree took name Sojourner Truth - June 1, 1843

On this day in 1843, Isabella Baumfree took the name Sojourner Truth. Truth went on to become an abolitionist and advocate for Black and women's rights. 

Samuel Pepys' last diary entry - May 31, 1669

On this day in 1669, English naval administrator Samuel Pepys wrote his last diary entry. Learn more about Samuel Pepys in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/samuel-pepys-beyond-the-diary.htm

First known summit of Mount Everest - May 30, 1953

On this day in 1953, Nepalese sherpa Tenzing Norgay and climber Edmund Hillary became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain above sea level. 

Solar eclipse helped prove general relativity - May 29, 1919

On this day in 1919, a total solar eclipse experiment helped prove Einstein's recently proposed general theory of relativity. 

Ruby Payne-Scott born - May 28, 1912

On this day in 1912, Ruby Payne-Scott, the first female radio astronomer in Australia, was born. 

Battle of Tsushima - May 27, 1905

On this day in 1905, the Battle of Tsushima, part of the Russo-Japanese war, began. 

Frankie Manning born - May 26, 1914

On this day in 1914, dancer and Lindy Hop innovator Frankie Manning was born. Find out more about Frankie Manning in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/tags/lindy-hop.htms

Organization of African Unity founded - May 25,1963

On this day in 1963, the Organization of African Unity was founded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

First Eurovision Song Contest - May 24, 1956

On this day in 1956, the first Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, Switzerland. 

Second Defenestration of Prague - May 23, 1618

On this day in 1618, two regents were thrown from a window in the Prague Castle, an incident now known as the Second Defenestration of Prague. For more on this subect, listen to an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class on the Defenestrations of Prague here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-defenestrations-of-prague.htm

Great Chilean Earthquake - May 22, 1960

On this day in 1960, the largest earthquake in recorded history, a magnitude 9.5, hit off the coast of Chile.

White Night riots - May 21, 1979

On this day in 1979, riots took place in San Francisco in the aftermath of the trial for Mayor George Moscone and city supervisor Harvey Milk's assassination. 

Amelia Earhart began solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic - May 20, 1932

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland on her first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, becoming the first woman to complete such a trip. 

Lorraine Hansberry born - May 19, 1930

On this day in 1930, playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry was born in Chicago.

Antikythera mechanism discovered - May 18, 1902

On this day in 1902, the Antikythera mechanism was discovered. Learn more about the mechanism at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-antikythera-mechanism.htm