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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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Jul 4, 2017

Independence Day in America & the story behind the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Second Continental Congress On This Day in 1776. Plus, a full reading of the Declaration of Independence following the episode. (repeat)

Jun 28, 2017

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that creates a ripple effect of conflict throughout the 20th century, beginning with the Great War, World War I.  And Canadian runner and activist Terry Fox, who's Marathon of Hope for cancer awareness makes him a Canadian folk hero and inspiration to millions. (repeat)

Jun 27, 2017

The Last Will & Testament of English mineralogist James Smithson, who passes away On This Day in 1829 and leaves his entire fortune to the United States of America for the creation of Smithsonian Institution "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge." (repeat)

Jun 26, 2017

The Berlin Airlift begins On This Day in 1948, Operation Vittles and Operation Little Vittles. (repeat)

Jun 25, 2017

The sensational murder of architect Stanford White On This Day in 1906 and the trial of the century that follows. (repeat)

Jun 17, 2017

The Watergate burglars are caught On This Day in 1972.

Jun 16, 2017

The ghost story challenge of 1816 during the Year Without A Summer, and Washington Post Publisher Katherine Graham born On This Day in 1917. (repeat)

Jun 14, 2017

Flag Day, and documentary photographer Margaret Bourke-White, born On This Day in 1904. (repeat)

Jun 8, 2017

George Orwell’s “1984” published On This Day in 1949, and two American Journalists found guilty of illegally entering North Korea On This Day in 2009  (repeat)

Jun 6, 2017

June 6th - D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, On This Day in 1944 (repeat)

Jun 5, 2017

The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, On This Day in 1968.

Apr 8, 2017

BOAC Flight 712 makes an emergency crash landing...On This Day in 1968. Stewardess Barbara Jane Harrison is posthumously awarded the George Cross for heroism. 

Apr 4, 2017

The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr...On This Day in 1968.

Mar 25, 2017

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire...On this day in 1911

Mar 18, 2017

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist...On This Day in 1990.

 

Additional Music by Bernard Herrmann

Mar 16, 2017

William Buckley, Terry Anderson, the Lebanon Hostage Crisis and the Iran Contra Scandal...On This Day.

 

Additional Music: 06 Ghosts l by NIN

Mar 8, 2017

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370...On This Day in 2014.

 

Outro music: 02 Ghosts l by NIN

Mar 1, 2017

A show announcement!, the Salem Witch Trials begin, and the bombing of the US Capitol Building...On This Day

Feb 28, 2017

Scientists at DuPont create nylon, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is assassinated, ATF agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, TX, and Pope Benedict XVI steps down...On This Day

Feb 27, 2017

Polite People Day in Russia, the Reichstag Building is set on fire, and the standoff at Wounded Knee...On This Day

Feb 26, 2017

Napoleon escapes his island exile on Elba, Rogue trader Nick Leeson brings the 233 year old Barings Bank to its knees, and Levis Strauss...On This Day

Feb 25, 2017

The Battle of Los Angeles, and Jim Backus…On This Day

Feb 24, 2017

Marbury v. Madison establishes the precedent of judicial review, Larry Flynt & Jerry Falwell go to court over the 1st Amendment, and Steve Jobs...On This Day

Feb 23, 2017

Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, US Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima, the first mass inoculation of children with the Polio Vaccine, and the start of the Persian Gulf ground war…all On This Day!

Feb 22, 2017

Samuel Byck tries to fly a plane into the White House, the Miracle On Ice, and Don Pardo...On This Day

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