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 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

Dec 28, 2016

Construction begins on Yonge Street in Toronto, Kim Il-Sung named President of North Korea, and Stan Lee...On This Day!

Dec 27, 2016

FDR's OPA initiates the first rationing program during World War II...On This Day

Dec 26, 2016

Boxing Day, St. Stephen's Day, Wren Day, Kwanzaa, Junkanoo, and the Indian Ocean Tsunami...On This Day.

Dec 25, 2016

Washington crosses the Delaware, Jesus, Isaac Newton, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Buffet, Annie Lennox, Sissy Spacek, Justin Trudeau, and James Brown wishing you a Soulful Christmas...On This Day!

Dec 24, 2016

The Christmas Truce of World War I...On This Day

Dec 23, 2016

Admiral James Stockdale: Aviator, POW, Medal of Honor recipient, Vice Presidential Candidate

Dec 22, 2016

General McAuliffe tells the German commander "Nuts!" at Bastogne in the Battle of the Bulge...On This Day!

Dec 21, 2016

Pan Am Flight 103 - the Lockerbie Disaster...On This Day.

Dec 20, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II urges Prince Charles and Princess Diana to seek an early divorce...On This Day

Dec 19, 2016

Valley Forge

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Dec 18, 2016

The 18th Amendment & Prohibition, Steven Spielberg & Ray Liotta (who doesn't love Ray Liotta!)...On This Day!

Dec 17, 2016

The Wright Brothers and the first powered/controlled flight...On This Day!

Dec 16, 2016

The Boston Tea Party, and Ludwig van Beethoven...On This Day!

Dec 15, 2016

International Tea Day, Zamenhof Day/Esperanto Literature Day, and Tim Conway!...On This Day!

Dec 14, 2016

Monkey Day, and Roald Amundsen & his expedition of Norwegian polar explorers become the first people to reach the South Pole...On This Day!

Dec 13, 2016

The fall & Rape of Nanking...On This Day

Dec 12, 2016

Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic wireless transmission...On This Day!

Dec 11, 2016

International Mountain Day, and Big Mama Thornton...On This Day!

Dec 10, 2016

The last will and testament of Alfred Nobel.

Dec 9, 2016

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper - the Mother of Computing

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