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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: January, 2017
Jan 31, 2017

Ham the Chimp is launched into space...On This Day!

Jan 30, 2017

The 47 Ronin avenge their master's death, and The Beatles perform together for the last time on the roof of the Apple Records Building in London...On This Day

Jan 29, 2017

Oprah Winfrey

Jan 28, 2017

Jackson Pollock, and the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster...On This Day

Jan 27, 2017

The Apollo I launchpad fire that takes the lives of NASA Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee...On This Day

Jan 26, 2017

Australia Day, Audie Murphy, and Wayne Gretzky & TPOH...On This Day

Jan 25, 2017

Burns Night & the celebration of Robert Burns, National Poet of Scotland...On This Day

Jan 24, 2017

One of the last Japanese Holdouts from World War 2 discovered hiding in the jungles of Guam...On This Day

Jan 23, 2017

Nobel Laureate Gertrude Elion...On This Day

Jan 22, 2017

Apple's 1984 ad introducing the Macintosh airs for the first and only time on national television during the Superbowl...On This Day

Jan 21, 2017

National Hug Day, and the launch of the DeLorean DMC-12 aka the Back To The Future time machine...On This Day!

Jan 20, 2017

The Inauguration of the President of the United States of America...On This Day

Jan 19, 2017

Edgar Allen Poe & the Poe Toaster, Patricia Highsmith, and a pardon for Tokyo Rose...On This Day

Jan 18, 2017

Albert DeSalvo sentenced to life in prison, but not for the Boston Strangler murders...On This Day

Jan 17, 2017

The Doomsday Clock is set forward, and beware the military-industrial complex...On This Day

Jan 16, 2017

National Nothing Day, and Frank Zamboni inventor of the Zamboni...On This Day

Jan 15, 2017

Wikipedia Day, and the construction of The Pentagon...On This Day

Jan 14, 2017

Churchill & Roosevelt meet in Casablanca, and Elvis' Aloha From Hawaii...On This Day!

Jan 13, 2017

The crash of Air Florida Flight 90 and the heroes of the Potomac - Lenny Skutnik, Roger Olian, Don Usher, Gene Windsor and Arland D Williams Jr...On This Day.

Jan 12, 2017

John Singer Sargent

Jan 11, 2017

14-year old Leonard Thompson receives the first insulin injection...On This Day

Jan 10, 2017

Thomas Paine's Common Sense is published...On This Day

Jan 9, 2017

The Star Of The West comes under fire in Charleston Harbor, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge...On This Day

Jan 8, 2017

America is debt free! (for a brief moment in time), and David Bowie...On This Day!

Jan 7, 2017

Captain Thomas Mantell chases a UFO across Kentucky...On This Day

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