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.
RSS Feed Subscribe in iTunes


All Episodes
Now displaying: February, 2017
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

Feb 21, 2017

The Washington Monument, Edwin Land & the Instant Camera, and the assassination of Malcolm X...On This Day

Feb 20, 2017

The Unabomber

Feb 19, 2017

Day of Remembrance & the internment of Japanese Americans, Aaron Burr arrested, the Battle of Iwo Jima begins…On This Day

Feb 18, 2017

Russian mole Robert Hanssen arrested, and the Brussels Brinks heist...On This Day

Feb 17, 2017

The International Red Cross is founded, the submarine HL Hunley sinks USS Housatonic, Robert Preston steals a helicopter for a joy ride over DC, and Rene Laennec inventor of the stethoscope…On This Day

Feb 16, 2017

The first 911 call, and the trial of John Demjanjuk…On This Day

Feb 15, 2017

Susan B Anthony Day, USS Maine explodes in Havana Harbor, the attempted assassination of president-elect Franklin Roosevelt, Soviets withdraw from Afghanistan, and a meteor in Chelyabinsk…On This Day

Feb 14, 2017

Valentine's Day, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Jackie Kennedy gives her televised tour of the White House, and Maceo Parker...On This Day

Feb 13, 2017

Strawberry Fields Forever

Feb 12, 2017

The Lincoln Memorial, the murder of Sal Mineo, and the theft of Edvard Munch’s The Scream…On This Day

Feb 11, 2017

The Beatles record their first album Please Please Me in 10 1/2 hours...On This Day

Feb 10, 2017

Gary Kasparov defeated by Deep Blue, Alexander Pushkin dies in a duel, and Shirley Temple Black…On This Day

Feb 9, 2017

William Morgan invents volleyball, The Beatles perform on Ed Sullivan, Wilhelm Maybach inventor of the modern automobile, and Fred Morrison inventor of the Frisbee…On This Day

Feb 8, 2017

The Devil’s Footprints, Stasi the East German secret police, and the kidnapping of prized racehorse Shergar…On This Day

Feb 7, 2017

Bob Timm & John Cook break the endurance record for the longest manned refueled flight, President Kennedy bans Cuban cigars, Lisa Leslie scores 101 points in 16 minutes, and James Murray…On This Day

Feb 6, 2017

The Treaty of Alliance between America and France, King Charles II & King James II, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth II, and Minoru Yamasaki…On This Day

Feb 5, 2017

Bill Haley and The Comets arrive in England and inspire a generation of future rock’n’rollers, Byron De La Beckwith convicted of the murder of Medgar Evers, and Betty Ong…On This Day

Feb 4, 2017

Emperor Taizu of Song, Harry Longabaugh, George Romero, and Karen Carpenter...On This Day

1 2 Next »