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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Nov 13, 2016

The murders of the DeFeo family in the Amityville Horror house, and World Kindness Day…On This Day

Nov 12, 2016

World Pneumonia Day and the Exploding Whale of Florence, Oregon...On This Day!

Nov 11, 2016

Armistice Day, Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, and the Tomb of the Unknowns...On This Day.

Nov 10, 2016

The Hope Diamond

Nov 9, 2016

World Freedom Day, and the fall of the Berlin Wall…On This Day.

Nov 8, 2016

World Urbanism Day, Milton Bradley, and Asteroid 2005 YU55 nearly strikes Earth!…On This Day.

Nov 7, 2016

The collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge...On This Day!

Nov 6, 2016

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, Abraham Lincoln elected POTUS, and Meet The Press...On This Day.

Nov 5, 2016

Guy Fawkes Night & the Gunpowder Plot, and the disappearance of Robert Maxwell...On This Day.

Nov 4, 2016

Iranian students takeover the US Embassy in Tehran - the beginning of the Iranian Hostage Crisis...On This Day.

Nov 3, 2016


Nov 2, 2016

All Souls’ Day, Truman Defeats Dewey (despite what the Chicago Tribune says), and Charles Van Doren admits the quiz show Twenty One was rigged…On This Day!

Nov 1, 2016

All Saints Day, Day of the Innocents, the Library of Congress, and Lyle Lovett...On This Day!

Oct 31, 2016

Halloween, Harry Houdini and the Houdini Annual Seance…On This Day!

Oct 30, 2016

Mischief Night aka Devil's Night, Beggars Night, Gate Night, Cabbage Night, and The War Of The Worlds radio hoax...On This Day!

Oct 29, 2016

Bob Ross & The Joy Of Painting...On This Day!

Oct 28, 2016

Tchaikovsky conducts the premiere of his Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique for the first and last time...On This Day!

Oct 27, 2016

Black Cat Day, the first New York City Subway line opens, and John Cleese…On This Day!

Oct 26, 2016

The Hapsburgs burn the city of Skopje, and the Gunfight at the OK Corral...On This Day!

Oct 25, 2016

The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the invasion of Grenada, and Pablo Picasso’s full name…On This Day!

Oct 24, 2016

Annie Edson Taylor goes over the Falls in a barrel, the start of the Stock Market Crash of 1929, and Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe has to go to the bathroom…On This Day!

Oct 23, 2016

Chi-Chi Rodriguez, Pelé, Michael Crichton, Sam Raimi, and “Weird Al” Yankovic…all On This Day!

Oct 22, 2016

The World is created, and war photographer Robert Capa...On This Day!

Oct 21, 2016

The Disappearance of Frederick Valentich…On This Day

Oct 20, 2016

The last flight of Lynyrd Skynyrd...On This Day.

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