The Lattimer Massacre - September 10th, 1897

The Lattimer Massacre - September 10th, 1897

Ferdinand Magellan sets sail on the first successful journey to circumnavigate the globe - September 20th, 1519

On this day in 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail with a crew of 270 sailors.on what would ultimately become the first successful voyage around the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote - September 19th, 1893

On this day in 1893, the Governor of New Zealand signed a landmark piece of legislation that gave women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

Scott Joplin granted copyright for his "Maple Leaf Rag" - September 18th, 1899

On this day in 1899, musician Scott Joplin was granted the copyright for a song he wrote called the “Maple Leaf Rag.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

A San Francisco resident proclaims himself Emperor of the United States of America - September 17th, 1859

On this day in 1859, failed Gold Rush-era businessman named Joshua Norton became the first self-proclaimed emperor of the Untied States. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

A Scottish golfer scores the first recorded hole-in-one - September 16th, 1869

On this day in 1869, legendary golfer Tom Morris Junior scored the first hole-in-one ever reported. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

Muhammad Ali wins his third and final world heavyweight championship - September 15th, 1978

At the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, boxer Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks in a fight for the heavyweight championship. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

The Great Fire of Moscow begins as Napoleon enters the city and retreating Russians burn it - September 14th, 1812

Fresh from his victory over Russian forces at the Battle of Borodino, Napoleon Bonaparte and his Grand Armée marched triumphantly into the city of Moscow. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City as people protest the right to wear straw hats - September 13th, 1922

In New York City, a group of teenage boys grabbed the straw hats of some factory workers. stomped them flat on the sidewalk, and then ran like mad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

Four teens discover 17,000-year-old cave drawings - September 12th, 1940

Four teenagers from the nearby village of Montignac, France, discovered the Cave of Lascaux and the more than 2,000 ancient drawings that adorn its walls. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

Florence Chadwick becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions- September 11th, 1951

California native Florence Chadwick prevailed against dense fog, heavy winds, and frigid water to become the first woman to swim across the English Channel in both directions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

Alexander Twilight becomes the first African American to receive a BA degree - September 9th, 1823

A college student named Alexander Twilight received his bachelor’s degree, becoming the first person of African descent to achieve this honor in the United States. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

First appearance of the comic strip "Blondie" - September 8th, 1930

On this day in 1930, a new comic strip appeared in American newspapers introducing readers to Blondie Boopadoop, better known today as Blondie Bumstead or just plain Blondie. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times - September 7th, 1996

On this day in 1996, shortly after 11:00pm, actor and recording artist Tupac Shakur was shot multiple times in Las Vegas while driving to a night club with Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

King Charles II spends a day hiding in an oak tree - September 6th, 1651

On this day in 1651, after fleeing for his life following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester, Charles II, the King of Scotland and rightful Kinf of England, took refuge in a tall oak tree. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

Jim Henson's "The Muppet Show" premieres on television - September 5th, 1976

On this day in 1976, The Muppet Show, created by American puppeteer and filmmaker Jim Henson, made its world premiere on ITV stations throughout the United Kingdom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera - September 4th, 1888

On this day in 1888, American entrepreneur George Eastman received a patent for the world's first camera designed to use rolls of film. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

Wilderness Act signed into U.S. law - September 3rd, 1964

On this day in 1964, US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com 

The Principality of Sealand is established - September 2nd, 1967

On this day in 1967, Paddy Roy Bates, a former British Army major turned pirate radio broadcaster, declared that the abandoned naval base he'd been occupying for the past 9 months was now a sovereign micronation: The Principality of Sealand. Learn more about your ad-choices at ht ...  Show more

Emma Nutt becomes the first female telephone operator - September 1st, 1878

On this day in 1878, a woman named Emma Nutt reported to work at the Edwin Holmes telephone dispatch company in Boston, Massachusetts, and in doing so, she became the first female telephone operator. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com