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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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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.

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