Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine trials began / Deportation of the Chechens and Ingush began - Feb. 23

Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine trials began /...

On this day in 1954, polio vaccine trials began. / On this day in 1944, the Stalinist regime began deporting the Chechens and Ingush into remote areas of the Soviet Union. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Tichborne trial ended / Olof Palme assassinated - Feb. 28
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On this day in 1874, a man who claimed to be the heir of the Tichborne estate was found guilty of perjury. / On this day in 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated. Learn more about y ...
Letter published on discovery of the neutron / Wounded Knee Incident began - Feb. 27
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On this day in 1932, the journal Nature published a letter by English physicist James Chadwick that detailed his possible discovery of the neutron. / On this day in 1973, a group of Oglala Lakota and ...
Introducing: Black Cowboys
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Zaron Burnett’s dad didn’t want slavery to be his son’s only image of Black people in American history. So every night, he filled Zaron’s dreams with these incredible stories of Black cowboys. Despite ...
First jazz recording made / General public first saw Kinemacolor - Feb. 26
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On this day in 1917, the Original Dixieland Jass Band made the first jazz recording. / On this day in 1909, Kinemacolor was first screened to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London. Learn ...
Hiram Revels became first African-American U.S. senator / Corazon Aquino became president of Philippines - Feb. 25
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On this day in 1870, Hiram Revels became the first African-American U.S. senator. / On this day in 1986, Corazon Aquino became president of the Philippines, making her the first woman to hold the offi ...
Marbury v. Madison decided / Rebecca Lee Crumpler passed final oral exams - Feb. 24
13min 58sec
On this day in 1803, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison was decided, establishing judicial review. / On this day in 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler passed her final oral exams at the N ...
Members of White Rose executed / Zitkála-Šá born - Feb. 22
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On this day in 1943, White rose members Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst were executed for passing out anti-Nazi pamphlets. / On this day in 1876, Native American writer and activist Z ...
Malcolm X assassinated / Nina Simone born - February 21
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On this day in 1965, Black nationalist leader Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City. / On this day in 1933, singer and musician Nina Simone was born in North Carolina. Learn more about your ad-c ...
Ansel Adams born / Angelina Grimké born - February 20
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On this day in 1902, renowned photographer Ansel Adams was born. / On this day in 1805, American abolitionist and women's rights advocate Angelina Grimké was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at ...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 / 'The Feminine Mystique' published - Feb. 19
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. / On this day in 1963, "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan was published. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwo ...
Pluto discovered / Audre Lorde born - Feb. 18
13min 15sec
On this day in 1930, junior astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered that Pluto was a planet. / On this day in 1934, writer, activist, and feminist Audre Lorde was born. Learn more about your ad-choices a ...
The Armory Show opened in New York City / Weenen massacre - Feb. 17
13min 58sec
On this day in 1913, the Armory Show, an exhibition showcasing modern art by hundreds of American and European artists, opened in New York City. / On this day in 1838, Zulus killed Voortrekkers in the ...
Fidel Castro sworn in as Cuban prime minister / First synthetic diamonds made - February 16
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On this day in 1959, Fidel Castro was sworn in as the prime minister of Cuba. / On this day in 1953, the Swedish company ASEA created synthetic diamonds. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://ww ...
John "Black" Caesar died / Distant Early Warning Line legislation signed - February 15
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On this day in 1796, Australia's first bushranger, John "Black" Caesar, died. / On this day in 1954, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation approving the Distant Early Warning Line, a ...
Telephone Patent Dispute began / Asbestos strike began - February 14
14min 2sec
On this day in 1876, inventors Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray both filed patent documents for their telephone designs, starting a years-long controversy. / On this day in 1949, miners in Quebec ...
Massacre of Glencoe / Sarojini Naidu born - February 13
12min 2sec
On this day in 1692, soldiers brutally killed members of the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe after staying in the MacDonalds' homes for nearly two weeks. / On this day in 1879, Indian poet and activist Saro ...
NAACP founded / Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn arrested - February 12
16min 30sec
On this day in 1909, an interracial group of American leaders met in New York to call for an organization that would fight for African American civil and political rights. This event is considered the ...
Emma Goldman arrested / BBC broadcasts first sci-fi program - February 11
14min 6sec
On this day in 1916, anarchist and activist Emma Goldman was arrested for distributing information on birth control. / On this day in 1938, the BBC broadcast the first known science fiction television ...
St. Scholastica Day Riots began / Deep Blue won first chess game against world champion - February 10
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On this day in 1355, riots broke out in Oxford, England, when a couple of university students incited a pub brawl over bad wine. / On this day in 1996, the IBM computer Deep Blue won its first game ag ...
The Mud March / Carmen Miranda born - February 9
17min 43sec
On this day in 1907, thousands of suffragists marched from Hyde Park to Exeter Hall in London in what became known as the Mud March. / On this day in 1909, singer, actress, and dancer Carmen Miranda w ...
Dawes Act signed into law / Leo Baekeland announced Bakelite - February 8
15min 24sec
On this day in 1887, U.S. President Grover Cleveland signed the Dawes General Allotment Act into law. / On this day in 1909, Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced his invention of Bakelite to the pu ...
Negro History Week launched / Bonfire of the Vanities - February 7
16min 25sec
On this day in 1926, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History launched Negro History Week, which was later extended to Black History Month. / On this day in 1497, followers of the Domin ...
Treaty of Waitangi signed / Organized immigration of free Black people from U.S. to Africa - February 6
16min 11sec
Maori chiefs and representatives of the British Crown signed the Treaty of Waitangi on this day in 1840. / On this day in 1820, the American Colonization Society organized a migration of freed enslave ...
New Hermitage Museum opened to public / Tybee Bomb lost - February 5
13min 30sec
The New Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg opened to the public on this day in 1852. / On this day in 1958, the U.S. Air Force lost a nuclear bomb in the waters near Tybee Island, off the coast of Geo ...
Codex Sinaiticus identified / M62 coach bombing - February 4
15min 58sec
Constantin von Tischendorf identified the Codex Sinaiticus, or Sinai Bible, on this day in 1859. / On this day in 1974, twelve people were killed in a bombing on the M62 motorway in northern England. ...
Deadliest snowstorm in recorded history / Batepá massacre - February 3
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On this day in 1972, the deadliest blizzard ever recorded started in Iran. / On this day in 1953, Portuguese landowners and colonial officials killed hundreds of forros in São Tomé. Learn more about y ...
Alexander Selkirk rescued / James Joyce's 'Ulysses' published - February 2
15min 8sec
Alexander Selkirk had been stranded on an island in the South Pacific for over four years. On this day in 1709, he was rescued. / On this day in 1922, “Ulysses," a novel by Irish writer James Joyce, w ...
Greensboro sit-ins began / Langston Hughes born - February 1
15min 25sec
The Greensboro sit-ins began on this day in 1960. / On this day in 1902, poet Langston Hughes was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Battle of George Square riots / Renia Spiegel's first diary entry - January 31
16min 27sec
The Battle of George Square riots broke out in Glasgow, Scotland, on this day in 1919. / On this day in 1939, Jewish Polish teenager Renia Spiegel wrote the first entry in her diary. Learn more about ...
Final Beatles performance (rooftop) / Revenge of the 47 Ronin - January 30
14min 52sec
The Beatles played their last public show on a rooftop in London on this day in 1969. / On this day in 1703, a group of ronin, or samurai without a master, avenged the death of their master by killing ...
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