Right Now in This Day in History Class

Pedro II deposed - November 15 1889

On this day in 1889, Pedro II, Brazil's last emperor, was deposed.

Last Year's Lesson: BBC Began Daily Radio Broadcasting - Nov. 14, 1922

BBC began daily radio broadcasts on this day in 1922.

Policarpa Salavarrieta executed - November 14, 1817

On this day in 1817, revolutionary spy Policarpa Salavarrieta was executed for treason. 

Last Year's Lesson:  Bloody Sunday in London - Nov. 13, 1887

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

Eva Zeisel born - November 13, 1906

On this day in 1906, industrial designer Eva Zeisel was born. 

Bhola cyclone made landfall in East Pakistan - November 12, 1970

On this day in 1970, the deadliest tropical cyclone in recorded history made landfall in East Pakistan.

Abul Kalam Azad born - November 11, 1888

On this day, Abul Kalam Azad -- a scholar and activist in the Indian Independence movement -- was born.  

British retaliate in Battle of Surabaya - November 10, 1945

On this day in 1945, the British retaliated against Indonesian nationaists in the Battle of Surabaya during the Indonesian National Revolution. 

Great Northeast Blackout - November 9, 1965

On this day in 1965, a major electrical power failure sent parts of Ontario and the northeastern United States into darkness for up to 13 hours. 

New Orleans General Strike began - November 8, 1892

On this day in 1892, workers in New Orleans went on a general strike. 

First set of Palmer Raids began - November 7, 1919

On this day in 1919, the Palmer Raids - which targeted radicals, communists, and anarchists in the U.S. - began.

Weapons-grade plutonium first created - November 6, 1944

On this day in 1944, weapons-grade plutonium was created in B Reactor at the Hanford Site in the state of Washington.

Ida Tarbell born - November 5, 1857

On this day in 1857, investigative journalist and biographer Ida Tarbell was born in Pennsylvania.

First nationally televised presidential debate in the U.S. - November 4, 1956

On this day in 1956, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Senator Margaret Chase Smith debated each other in the first nationally televised presidential debate in the U.S. 

On this day in 1793, writer and activist Olympe de Gouges was executed for sedition.

BBC began regular, public, high-definition TV service - November 2, 1936

On this day in 1936, the BBC began broadcasting the first regular, high-definition TV service from Alexandra Palace in London. 

Carlisle Indian School opened - November 1, 1879

On this day in 1879, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, an off-reservation school for the assimilation of Native Americans, opened in Pennsylvania.

Zebra crossing introduced - October 31, 1951

On this day in 1951, the zebra crossing, or white striped pedestrian crossing, was officially introduced in Slough, England. 

Rumble in the Jungle - October 30, 1974

On this day in 1974, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman fought each other for the world heavyweight championship in Zaire in one of the most memorable boxing matches in history. 

Star of India gem heist - October 29, 1940

On this day in 1940, thieves in broke into the American Museum of Natural History in New York and stole valuable gems, including the Star of India and the DeLong Star Ruby.