Right Now in This Day in History Class

Beatrix Potter born - July 28, 1866

On this day in 1866, children's author Beatrix Potter was born. 

Thermidorian Reaction - July 27, 1794

On this day in 1794, members of the National Convention arrested Maximilien Robespierre and some of his supporters, in what became known as the Thermidorian Reaction.

"Unua Libro" first published - July 26, 1887

On this day in 1887, "Unua Libro," the first book to describe the international language of Esperanto, was published in Warsaw.

First person born via IVF - July 25, 1978

On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown became the first person to be born through in vitro fertilization.

Agnes Meyer Driscoll born - July 24, 1889

On this day in 1889, cryptanalyst Agnes Meyer Driscoll was born. 

Ford sold first automobile - July 23, 1903

On this day in 1903, the Ford Motor Company sold its first Model A. 

Emma Lazarus born - July 22, 1849

On this day in 1849, Jewish-American writer Emma Lazarus was born. Learn more about Emma Lazarus at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/emma-lazarus.htm

Crete earthquake - July 21, 365 C.E.

On this day in 365 C.E., an earthquake off the coast of Crete triggered a tsunami and destruction in the Eastern Mediterranean. 

Apollo 11 landed on the moon - July 20, 1969

On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon, making Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong the first people to walk on the moon. 

Red Summer riots in Washington, D.C. - July 19, 1919

On this day in 1919, race riots began in Washington, D.C., during the period of increased anti-Black violence known as Red Summer. Learn more about Red Summer in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/red-summer-1919.htm

Football War cease-fire - July 18, 1969

On this day in 1969, a cease-fire was called in the so-called Football War, or Soccer War, between El Salvador and Honduras. 

Mary Leakey discovered Paranthropus boisei skull - July 17, 1959

On this day in 1959, paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey discovered the skull of a hominin called Paranthropus boisei, also known as Zinj or the Nutcracker Man.

Elizabeth Jennings removed from streetcar in New York - July 16, 1854

On this day in 1854, Elizabeth Jennings was forcefully removed from a segregated streetcar in New York. Learn more about Elizabeth Jennings Graham in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/elizabeth-jennings-graham.htm.

Maggie L. Walker born - July 15, 1864

On this day in 1864, Maggie Walker was born. 

Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring passed - July 14, 1933

On this day in 1933, Nazi Germany passed the Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring.

First FIFA World Cup - July 13, 1930

On this day in 1930, Uruguay hosted the first FIFA World Cup. 

William Walker usurped Nicaraguan presidency - July 12, 1856

On this day in 1856, American filibuster William Walker set himself up as president of Nicaragua. 

Andrée's Arctic balloon expedition began - July 11, 1897

On this day in 1897, S. A. Andrée, Nils Strindberg, and Knut Fraenkel began their doomed journey to the North Pole on a hot air balloon.

Nicolás Guillén born - July 10, 1902

On this day 1902, Cuban writer and activist Nicolás Guillén was born.

Great Train Wreck of 1918 - July 9, 1918

Great Train Wreck of 1918 - July 9, 1918 | The Great Train Wreck of 1918 happened on this day when two trains in Nashville collided head-on, killing and injuring hundreds of people. You can learn more about the disaster in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/great-train-wreck-of-1918.htm