Right Now in This Day 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.

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.