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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: August, 2016
Aug 31, 2016

Maria Montesorri, and the tragic death of Princess Diana...On This Day.

Aug 30, 2016

Thurgood Marshall confirmed as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, and Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha...On This Day!

Aug 29, 2016

Hurricane Katrina

Aug 28, 2016

Suffragettes arrested outside the White House, and riots outside the Chicago Democratic National Convention...On This Day.

Aug 27, 2016

Oil is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania, and Leon Theremin...On This Day!

Aug 26, 2016

Geraldine Ferraro

Aug 25, 2016

National Banana Split Day, National Whiskey Sour Day, John Birch, and Ivan The Terrible...all On This Day!

Aug 24, 2016

The Visigoths sack Rome, the British sack Washington DC, and Mount Vesuvius erupts...all On This Day!

Aug 23, 2016

The Norrmalmstorg Robbery that is the origin for the term "Stockholm Syndrome", and Keith Moon...On This Day!

Aug 22, 2016

The first America's Cup.

Aug 21, 2016

The Mona Lisa is stolen, and Usain Bolt...On This Day!

Aug 20, 2016

World Mosquito Day, Lou Gehrig's 23rd career grand slam...On This Day! (plus Black Train Jack's Time)

Aug 19, 2016

World Humanitarian Day, National Potato Day, National Aviation Day, and Coco Chanel...On This Day! (plus Louis CK)

Aug 18, 2016

James Meredith graduates the University of Mississippi, and Virginia Dare (and Martin de Arg├╝elles, Jr. & Snorri Thorfinnsson)...On This Day!

Aug 17, 2016

Robert DeNiro, and Michael Phelps wins Olympic Gold...On This Day!

Aug 16, 2016

Elvis Presley dies at Graceland...On This Day.

Aug 15, 2016

Julia Child

Aug 14, 2016

Carlos The Jackal is captured, The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens, and the US Embassy in Havana reopens...all On This Day!

Aug 13, 2016

East Germany closes the border with the West, begins building the Berlin Wall...On This Day.

Aug 12, 2016

World Elephant Day, and Sue The T. rex...On This Day!

Aug 11, 2016

Hedy Lamarr & George Antheil patent their frequency hopping spread spectrum communication system, President Reagan outlaws Russia, and Joe Jackson is The Man!...all On This Day!

Aug 10, 2016

A murder in Los Feliz...On This Day.

Aug 9, 2016

President Richard Nixon resigns and Vice President Gerald Ford is sworn in as President...On This Day.

Aug 8, 2016

The Beatles Abbey Road cover is photographed...On This Day!

Aug 7, 2016

James Randi - The Amazing Randi, and Bruce Dickinson - polymath & lead singer of Iron Maiden...On This Day!

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