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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Oct 19, 2016

The US Navy integrates the WAVES program, John le Carré, and Trey Parker…On This Day!

Oct 18, 2016

Necktie Day, and Isabel Briggs Myers…On This Day!

Oct 17, 2016

Evel Knievel

Oct 16, 2016

Marie Antoinette, Monsieur de Paris and the guillotine…On This Day!

Oct 15, 2016

Global Handwashing Day, and the Jack the Ripper "From Hell" letter sent...On This Day!

Oct 14, 2016

World Standards Day, Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, and Thomas Dolby...On This Day! (Science!)

Oct 13, 2016

The White House cornerstone is laid, and Paddington Bear makes his debut...On This Day!

Oct 12, 2016

Freethought Day, the first Oktoberfest, and Doris Miller...On This Day!

Oct 11, 2016

The Daughters Of The American Revolution, Saturday Night Live, and Henry Heinz...On This Day!

Oct 10, 2016

The London Bridge in Arizona, Ed Wood, and David Lee Roth...On This Day!

Oct 9, 2016

World Post Day, the Peekskill Meteorite, Malala Yousafzai, and John & Sean Lennon...On This Day!

Oct 8, 2016

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker and his nine lives...On This Day!

Oct 7, 2016

Vladimir Putin, and John Mellencamp...On This Day

Oct 6, 2016

Nothing happens, the Gregorian Calendar, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat assassinated, and Matthew Sweet…On This Day.

Oct 5, 2016

Ray Kroc

Oct 4, 2016

The first artificial satellite to orbit the earth - Sputnik 1 - is launched,  and Wikileaks is launched by Julian Assange...On This Day!

Oct 3, 2016

Edgar Allan Poe is found lying in a Baltimore gutter, and Stevie Ray Vaughan...On This Day

Oct 2, 2016

"Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz is published for the first time, the start of a nearly 50 year run....On This Day!

Oct 1, 2016

The coronation of Queen Mary I, aka Bloody Mary...On This Day!

Sep 30, 2016

The Boeing 747, and Truman Capote...On This Day!

Sep 29, 2016

National Coffee Day, the Tylenol Murders begin, and CERN is established...On This Day.

Sep 28, 2016

Pope John Paul I

Sep 27, 2016

World Tourism Day, a better match book, and Thomas Nast - the father of the American Cartoon...On This Day!

Sep 26, 2016

European Day Of Languages, Venetians bombard the Parthenon, and the first televised Presidential debate...all On This Day!

Sep 25, 2016

Jimmy Doolittle makes the first blind flight, and John Bonham...On This Day.

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