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On This Day Podcast

A time capsule of stories of the significant, intriguing or just plain forgotten events of history that all occurred on this day.
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Now displaying: May, 2016
May 31, 2016

Big Ben rings for the first time, the Johnstown Flood, and Deep Throat revealed as Mark Felt...all On This Day!

May 30, 2016

Joan of Arc burned at the stake and Mel Blanc, man of a thousand voices...On This Day!

May 29, 2016

Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay reach the Summit of Mount Everest, the first people on the top of the world....On This Day!

May 28, 2016

Mathias Rust lands a Cessna in Red Square, and Ian Fleming...On This Day!

May 27, 2016

Americans capture Fort George in the War of 1812, Christopher Reeve thrown from his horse, and Robert Ripley's Believe It Or Not...all On This Day.

May 26, 2016

National Paper Airplane Day, Bram Stoker's Dracula published, and Miles Davis...all On This Day!

May 25, 2016

Teacher John Scopes indicted for teaching evolution, JFK sets goal of landing a man on the moon, Star Wars released, Frank Oz, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Ludlum, Beverly Sills, Mike Myers, and Octavia Spencer...all On This Day!

May 24, 2016

"Mary Had A Little Lamb", Eurovision Song Contest & "1944", and Patti LaBelle & "Lady Marmalade"...all On This Day!

May 23, 2016

World Turtle Day, Bonnie & Clyde meet their end, and Robert Moog & the Moog Synthesizer...all On This Day!

May 22, 2016

Inventor Abraham Lincoln, Johnny Carson's last Tonight Show, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...all On This Day! (Plus!- is that the sound of Arthur Conan Doyle making contact from the other side?)

May 21, 2016

Clara Barton founds the American Red Cross, Charles Lindbergh & Amelia Earhart, first in flight...all On This Day!

May 20, 2016

The first speeding ticket issued in the US, William Fargo, and Staff Sergeant Frankie Zoly Molnar CMOH...all On This Day.

May 19, 2016

Marilyn Monroe sings Happy Birthday to JFK, Peter Mayhew, and Joey Ramone...all on This Day!

May 18, 2016

Mount St. Helens erupts...On This Day.

May 17, 2016

The Antikythera Mechanism, and Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne...On This Day!

May 16, 2016

Nikola Tesla unveils his Alternating Current system, C. Everett Koop declares smoking as addictive as heroin & cocaine, and Liberace...all On This Day!

May 15, 2016

The National Woman Suffrage Association is formed, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps is created, Generals Anna Mae Hays & Elizabeth P. Hoisington are appointed, and Jessica Watson sails around the world...all On This Day!

May 14, 2016

Lewis & Clark begin their expedition, The State of Israel declared, and a bunch of Pro Wrestlers...all On This Day!

May 13, 2016

The assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II, and Stevie Wonder...all on this day!

May 12, 2016

The first Crouch Start in track?, the first non-stop hot air balloon flight across North America, and Yogi Berra...all On This Day!

May 11, 2016

Martha Graham and Salvador Dali...On This Day!

May 10, 2016

The Golden Spike & the First Transcontinental Railroad, Tomato: legally a vegetable, J. Edgar Hoover, Operation Sandblast, Bobby Orr & The Goal, and a grenade thrown at the president...all On This Day!

May 9, 2016

Stealing the Crown Jewels, Join Or Die, and a captured Enigma Machine...all On This Day!

May 8, 2016

Mother's Day, VE Day, The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and Saul Bass...all On This Day!

May 7, 2016

The sinking of the Lusitania, PFC Albert E. Schwab CMOH, and Tim Russert...all On This Day.

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