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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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

Feb 3, 2017

Norman Rockwell, Frank Serpico is shot in a 4th floor walkup in Brooklyn, and the Day The Music Died - Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper…On This Day

Feb 2, 2017

The Bottle Cap, Balto hero of the Iditarod Trail, and the Dyatlov Pass incident…On This Day

Feb 1, 2017

Combat photographer Eddie Adams takes his Pulitzer Prize winning photograph on the streets of Saigon, and the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster...On This Day

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

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