Right Now in This Day in History Class

St. John Slave Insurrection - Nov. 23, 1733

The St. John Slave Insurrection began on this day in 1733.

Blackbeard Killed - Nov. 22, 1718

Blackbeard was killed on this day in 1718. There's more to the story in the May 5, 2014 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Mayflower Compact - Nov. 21, 1620

The Mayflower Compact was signed on this day in 1620.

A Whale Sank the Essex - Nov. 20, 1820

A whale sank the Essex on this day in 1820. There's more in the Sep. 27, 2010 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Indira Gandhi Born - Nov. 19, 1917

Indira Gandhi was born on this day in 1917.

"Steamboat Willie" Released - Nov. 18, 1928

"Steamboat Willie" was released on this day in 1928.

H.H. Holmes Arrested - Nov. 17, 1894.

H.H. Holmes was arrested on this day in 1894. There's more in the Jan. 23 and 25, 2012 episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Battle of Cajamarca - Nov. 16, 1532

The Battle of Cajamarca, also called the Massacre of Cajamarca, took place on this day in 1532. You can learn more in the April 4, 2018 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Sherman's March to the Sea - Nov. 15, 1864

Sherman's March to the Sea began on this day in 1864.

BBC Began Daily Radio Broadcasting - Nov. 14, 1922

BBC began daily radio broadcasts on this day in 1922.

Bloody Sunday in London - Nov. 13, 1887

One of history's many Bloody Sundays took place on this day in 1887 in London.

Baha'u'llah born - Nov. 12, 1817

Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i faith, was born on this day in 1817.

World War I Armistice - Nov. 11, 1918

The armistice that ended the fighting in World War I was signed on this day in 1918.

The Wilmington Coup - Nov. 10, 1898

The Wilmington Coup began on this day in 1898. You can learn more in the January 15 and 17, 2018 episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class. 

Kristallnacht - Nov. 9, 1938

Kristallnacht began on this day in 1938. You can learn more in the November 7, 2018, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Wilhelm Roentgen Observed X-Rays - Nov. 8, 1895

Wilhelm Roentgen observed X-rays for the first time on this day in 1895.

Bolshevik Revolution - Nov. 7, 1917

The Russian government was overthrown in the Bolshevik revolution on this day in 1917. This date is also noted as October 25, since Russia was using the Julian calendar at the time.

U.N. Condemned Apartheid - Nov. 6, 1962

The United Nations condemned apartheid and asked member states to take action against South Africa on this day in 1962.

Shirley Chisholm Elected to Congress - Nov. 5, 1968

Shirley Chisholm was elected to Congress on this day in 1968. There's more in the November 5, 2018 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

St. Clair's Defeat - Nov. 4, 1791

St. Clair's Defeat, also known as the Battle of the Thousand Slain, took place on this day in 1791. There's more in the November 18, 2015 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.