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: June, 2016
Jun 30, 2016

Asteroid Day, the Tunguska event & George Strait, and the great French Daredevil Charles Blondin crosses the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope...On This Day!

Jun 29, 2016

Ike & the Interstate Highway System, and Bernard Herrmann, Vertigo & North By Northwest...On This Day!

Jun 24, 2016

Kenneth Arnold sees a UFO, and Ambrose Bierce...On This Day!

Jun 23, 2016

The invention of the Typewriter, and Title IX...On This Day!

Jun 22, 2016

Galileo forced to renounce his claim that the sun is the center of the universe, the Pledge of Allegiance adopted by Congress, and Checkpoint Charlie dismantled...all On This Day!

Jun 21, 2016

World Humanist Day, World Hydrography Day, World Yoga Day, Greenland self-rule & Greenlandic, and Mark Brzezicki...all On This Day!

Jun 20, 2016

If you were born on this day, you may be a musical genius.

Chet Atkins, Brian Wilson, Andre Watts, Lionel Richie, and Jaws!...all On This Day!

Jun 19, 2016

Juneteenth, Susan B Anthony fined for voting, and Moe Howard...all On This Day!

Jun 18, 2016

Winston Churchill tells the House Of Commons & the British people that future generations will say "This Was Their Finest Hour"...On This Day.

Jun 15, 2016

Magna Carta, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite (maybe), Arlington National Cemetery is established, and Eadweard Muybridge photographs a horse in motion...all On This Day. 

Jun 13, 2016

Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Wild Bill Donovan & the OSS, and Charles the Bald, Charles the Fat, Ban Ki Moon & Rivers Cuomo...all On This Day!

Jun 12, 2016

Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall"...On This Day.

Jun 11, 2016

The original meeting in a "smoke-filled room", and Jacques Cousteau...On This Day!

Jun 10, 2016

The execution of Bridget Bishop, Dr Bob's last drink, and the massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane...all On This Day

Jun 9, 2016

Les Paul, and Triple Crown winner Secretariat...On This Day!

Jun 7, 2016

The Japanese invade the USA, and the article "Tribal Rights of the New Saturday Night" is published, the basis for "Saturday Night Fever"...all On This Day!

Jun 4, 2016

Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage...On This Day.

Jun 3, 2016

Gemini 4 & The first American Spacewalk, and Casey At The Bat...all On This Day!

Jun 2, 2016

The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 and the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II...On This Day!

Jun 1, 2016

World Milk Day, Leslie Howard shot down, and the Heimlich Maneuver...all On This Day!