Right Now in This Day in History Class

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Born - August 9, 1757

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, philanthropist and wife of Alexander Hamilton, was born on this day in 1757.

The Battle of Amiens - August 8, 1918

The Battle of Amiens began on this day in 1918, starting the 100 Days Offensive that ended World War I. There's more to the story in the August 6, 2018, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution Was Passed - Aug. 7, 1964

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was passed on this day in 1964.

The U.S. Bombed Hiroshima - August 6, 1945

The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on this day in 1945. For a longer look, listen to the February 26, 2018, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "Sadako Sasaki's 1000 Cranes, Part 1." 

The Women Airforce Service Pilots Was Formed - August 5, 1943

The Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP, was formed on this day in 1943. Learn more in the March 21 and 23, 2016, episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Lizzie Borden's Parents Were Murdered - Aug. 4, 1892

Lizzie Borden's parents were murdered on this day in 1892. Learn more details in the August 15, 2012, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "Lizzie Borden and Her Axe (Update)."

Jesse Owens Won His First Olympic Gold Medal - Aug. 3, 1936

Jesse Owens won the first of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympic Games on this day in 1936. There's a longer look at the Nazi Games in the August 1, 2012, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "The Nazi Games and Jesse Owens."

Hitler Became Führer - Aug. 2, 1934

Hitler united both the chancellorship and presidency of Germany on this day in 1934. For more details, listen to the May 22, 2017, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "Night of the Long Knives."

Caroline Herschel Discovered a Comet - Aug. 1, 1786

Caroline Herschel became the first woman to discover a comet on this day in 1786. There's a longer look at her life in the June 30, 2014, episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, "Caroline Herschel."

Alhambra Decree Issued - July 31, 1492

Ferdinand and Isabella issued the Alhambra Decree on this day in 1492.

Digger's Republic of Klipdrift Founded - July 30, 1870

The Diggers' Republic of Klipdrift was founded in South Africa on this day in 1870.

Confederate Spy Belle Boyd Arrested - July 29, 1862

Confederate spy Belle Boyd was arrested on this day in 1862.

Peru Declared Independence - July 28, 1821

Peru declared independence from Spain on this day in 1821.

Korean Armistice Signed - July 27, 1953

The Korean Armistice Agreement was signed on this day in 1953, ending active hostilities in the Korean War.

Liberia Declared Independence - July 26, 1847

Liberia declared independence on this day in 1847.

U.S. Invaded Puerto Rico - July 25, 1898

The U.S. invaded Puerto Rico on this day in 1898, during the Spanish-American War.

Eastland Disaster - July 24, 1915

The Eastland Disaster occurred in Chicago on this day in 1915.

Egyptian Revolution - July 23, 1952

The Egyptian Revolution took place on this day in 1952.

Selman Waksman Born - July 22, 1888

Selman Waksman, who is credited with developing streptomycin, was born on this day in 1888.

John Scopes Found Guilty - July 21, 1925

John Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution on this day in 1925.