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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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

Jan 6, 2017

Mother Teresa arrives in India, and Nancy Kerrigan gets clubbed in the knee...On This Day.

Jan 5, 2017

Whipped Cream Day, and Nixon announces the development of the Space Shuttle program...On This Day

Jan 4, 2017

Louis Braille

Jan 3, 2017

The surrender of Panama's Manuel Noriega...On This Day

Jan 2, 2017

The Duquesne Spy Ring, the national speed limit lowered to 55mph, and Judith Miller...On This Day.

Jan 1, 2017

New Year's Day, Public Domain Day, National Blood Donor Month, John Newton performs his hymn Amazing Grace for the first time, and the first Tournament of Roses...On This Day!

Dec 31, 2016

New Year's Eve, Times Square ball drop, and Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease on a brewery in Dublin...On This Day!

Dec 30, 2016

The Gadsden Purchase, Wayne Gretzky scores 50 goals in 39 games, and Rudyard Kipling, Russ Tamblyn, James Burrows, Mike Nesmith & Davy Jones, Lloyd Kaufman, Patti Smith and Tracey Ullman - all born On This Day.

Dec 29, 2016

The 1975 LaGuardia Airport bombing, and Mary Tyler Moore...On This Day

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