Right Now in This Day in History Class

Michelangelo's David unveiled in Florence - September 8, 1504

On this day in 1504, Michelangelo's David was unveiled to the public. 

Last captive thylacine died - September 7, 1936

On this day in 1936, the last thylacine, aka Tasmanian tiger, died at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. 

Buddy Bolden born - September 6, 1877

On this day, jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden was born in New Orleans. Learn more about Buddy in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/buddy-bolden-and-the-birth-of-jazz.htm. 

Igor Gouzenko defected to Canada - September 5, 1945

On this day in 1945, Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko defected to Canada. 

Pearl Street Station began generating electricity - September 4, 1882

On this day in 1882, Edison's Pearl Street Station in Manhattan began generating electricity. 

Dagen H - September 3, 1967

This day in 1967 is known in Sweden as Dagen H, or H Day, the day that left-hand traffic in the country switched to right-hand traffic. 

Rock Springs Massacre - September 2, 1885

On this day in 1885, white miners killed Chinese miners and looted and burned their homes in Rock Springs, Wyoming. 

Libyan coup d'état - September 1, 1969

On this day in 1969, the Free Officers Movement overthrew King Idris I, and Muammar Gaddafi assumed power. 

Lee Kuan Yew declared de facto independence - August 31, 1963

On this day in 1963, the prime minister of Singapore declared de facto independence for the country. 

Steamship Moravia cholera epidemic - Aug 30, 1892

On this day in 1892, the steamship Moravia arrived in New York harbor late in the evening. By this point, 22 of the ship's 358 passengers had died from cholera.

Wendell Scott born - August 29, 1921

On this day in history, race car driver Wendell Scott was born in Virginia. Learn more about Scott in a two-part episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/tags/wendell-scott.htm.

Carrington event - August 28, 1859

On this day in history, one of the largest recorded geomagnetic storms, known as the Carrington event, began.

Eruption of Krakatau peaked - August 27, 1883

On this day in 1883, the eruption of Krakatau reached its climax. It was one of the deadliest eruptions in modern history. 

Mother Teresa born - August 26, 1910

Mother Teresa, whose charitable work has been called into question, was born on this day in 1910. 

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters first meeting - August 25, 1925

On this day in 1925, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters held its first meeting. Learn more about the Brotherhood in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-brotherhood-of-sleeping-car-porters.htm.

Tuskegee Syphilis Study investigation announced - August 24, 1972

On this day in 1972, Merlin DuVal, an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, announced that the Tuskegee Syphilis Study would be investigated. Learn more about the experiment in an episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class at https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/tuskegee-syphilis-study.htm

Norrmalmstorg robbery - August 23, 1973

On this day in 1973, a bank robbery and hostage crisis in Stockholm, Sweden, led to the coining of the term "Stockholm Syndrome."

Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910 signed - August 22, 1910

On this day in 1910, the Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910 was signed, and Japan formally annexed Korea.

Vincenzo Peruggia stole "Mona Lisa" - August 21, 1911

On this day in 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia stole the "Mona Lisa" from the Louvre museum. 

Darwin-Wallace paper on natural selection published - August 20, 1858

On this day in 1858, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's paper on the theory of evolution by natural selection was published in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society: Zoology.