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This Day in History Class
This Day in History Class
Jul 8, 2019
On this day in 1947, Roswell Army Air Field issued a press release saying a flying saucer had been found near Roswell, New Mexico.
Jul 7, 2019
On this day in 1928, the Chillicothe Baking Company sold the first pre-sliced, wrapped loaves of bread.
Jul 6, 2019
On this day, the Piper Alpha oil rig exploded and caught fire.
Jul 5, 2019
On this day in 1996, the cloned sheep Dolly was born.
Jul 4, 2019
On this day in 1997, Mars Pathfinder landed on Mars.
Jul 3, 2019
On this day in 1938, the world speed record for steam locomotives was set when Mallard went 126 miles per hour.
Jul 2, 2019
On this day in 1925, Congolese politician, Pan-Africanist, and independence leader Patrice Lumumba was born.
Jul 1, 2019
On this day in 1960, Ghana was declared a republic, and Kwame Nkrumah was inaugurated as president.
Jun 30, 2019
On this day in 1908, an explosion occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Russia that was likely caused by a meteorite or comet bursting.
Jun 29, 2019
On this day in 1520, Aztec emperor Moctezuma died, either at the hands of Spaniards or Aztecs unhappy with his rule.
Jun 28, 2019
On this day in 1968, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, sparking nights of riots that became a major moment of resistance in the history of the LGBTQ rights movement.
Jun 27, 2019
On this day in 1912, writer, social worker, teacher, and diplomat E.R. Braithwaite was born.
Jun 26, 2019
On this day in 1893 or 1903, blues musician Big Bill Broonzy was born.
Jun 25, 2019
Charles-François Thibault took three photos during the June Days uprising on this day and the following in 1848. Two of them became the first photos to accompany a newspaper report.
Jun 24, 2019
On this day in 1374, a dancing mania outbreak began in Aachen, Germany.
Jun 23, 2019
The bloodiest battle in the revolution to overthrow Victoriano Huerta -- the Battle of Zacatecas, or La Toma de Zacatecas -- took place on this day in 1914.
Jun 22, 2019
On this day in history, the Roman Inquisition sentenced Galileo Galilei for being "vehemently suspect of heresy."
Jun 21, 2019
On this day in 1893, the Ferris Wheel debuted at the World's Fair in Chicago.
Jun 20, 2019
On this day in 1900, the seige of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China, during the Boxer Rebellion began. https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/boxer-rebellion.htm
Jun 19, 2019
On this day in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger announced the abolition of slavery in Galveston, Texas. The day is now commemorated as Juneteenth.
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