June 10, 2023

Saturday Matinee: Useless Information

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we unravel the layers of deception in this episode of "Useless Information", where extraordinary stories meet the flip side of reality. Link to Useless Information: https://uselessinformation.org Go to HistoryDaily.com for more history, daily. See Privacy Policy …

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June 9, 2023

Secretariat Wins the Triple Crown

June 9, 1973. Secretariat makes horse racing history by winning the Belmont Stakes by an unprecedented 31 lengths and capturing the Triple Crown.

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June 8, 2023

George Orwell’s 1984 Becomes a Literary Sensation

June 8, 1949. George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, 1984, hits bookshelves for the first time, causing an immediate sensation with the novel’s chilling depiction of life under authoritarianism.

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June 7, 2023

The Arrest of Homer Plessy

June 7, 1892. Homer Plessy is arrested for sitting in the “whites-only” compartment of a train, leading up to the landmark Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson which heralded an era of racist legislation in America.

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June 6, 2023


June 6, 1944. During World War II, British, Canadian, and American troops storm five beaches in Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany.

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June 5, 2023

The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

June 5, 1968. At a campaign stop in Los Angeles, US senator and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy is assassinated.

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June 3, 2023

Saturday Matinee: American History Tellers

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we bring you part one of a six part series on the most inspiring, infuriating, painful and powerful events in American history: Reconstruction. Link to American History Tellers: wondery.com/shows/american-history-tellers/ Go to HistoryDaily.com for more history, daily. …

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June 2, 2023

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

June 2, 1953. Following the unexpected death of her father, twenty-five-year-old Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor is crowned Queen Elizabeth II.

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June 1, 2023

The Execution of Adolf Eichmann

June 1, 1962. Former high-ranking Nazi and architect of the Holocaust, Adolf Eichmann, is executed for his crimes against humanity.

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May 31, 2023

Big Ben Starts Telling Time

May 31, 1859. After 13 years of construction, the Great Clock of Westminster, also known as Big Ben, begins operation.

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May 30, 2023

The Vanport Flood

May 30, 1948. In less than a day, a flood destroys a public housing project that was once one of Oregon’s largest cities, killing 15 people and leaving over 18,000 homeless.

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May 29, 2023

The First Ever Successful Summit of Mount Everest

May 29, 1953. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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May 27, 2023

Saturday Matinee: 2 Complicated 4 History

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we leave the names and dates behind to investigate the real past, which is often too complicated for history. Link to 2 Complicated 4 History: https://linktr.ee/2c4h_podcast Go to HistoryDaily.com for more history, daily. See Privacy Policy …

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May 26, 2023

The First-Ever Dow Jones Industrial Average

May 26, 1896. In the aftermath of a financial crisis, the Wall Street Journal begins printing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the nation’s oldest market index still in use today.

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May 25, 2023

The Edict of Worms

May 25, 1521. Holy Roman Emperor Charles V passes the Edict of Worms, condemning German theologian Martin Luther and sparking Europe’s Protestant Reformation.

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May 24, 2023

The Brooklyn Bridge Opens to the Public

May 24, 1883. The Brooklyn Bridge opens to the public, becoming the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time of completion.

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May 23, 2023

A Hostage Crisis Shakes the Netherlands

May 23, 1977. Terrorists simultaneously attack an elementary school and a train in the Netherlands, sparking a long and harrowing hostage crisis.

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May 22, 2023

The Final Conviction in Birmingham’s Baptist Church Bombing

May 22, 2002. A jury in Birmingham, Alabama convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of bombing the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in 1963, resolving one of the most shocking cases of the civil rights era.

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May 20, 2023

Saturday Matinee: Anthology of Heroes

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we witness the 1527 Sack of Rome with the podcast “Anthology of Heroes.” Link to Anthology of Heroes: anthologyofheroespodcast.com Go to HistoryDaily.com for more history, daily. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at …

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May 19, 2023

Anne Boleyn’s Execution

May 19, 1536. After being accused of treason, adultery, and incest, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, is publicly executed.

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May 18, 2023

The Eruption of Mount St. Helens

May 18, 1980. After a century of silence, Mount St. Helens, a dormant volcano in the scenic Washington countryside comes to life.

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May 17, 2023

The Deadliest Day of Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’

May 17, 1974. Four car bombs explode in the Republic of Ireland, killing thirty three people, injuring hundreds, and wrecking an attempt to end the long conflict over the future of Northern Ireland, known as the Troubles.

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May 16, 2023

President Clinton Apologizes for the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

May 16, 1997. US President Bill Clinton officially apologizes for the Tuskegee Experiment, a four decade long government-funded research experiment which used African American men to study the long-term effects of untreated syphilis.

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May 15, 2023

The First McDonald’s Opens

May 15, 1940. McDonald’s is founded when brothers Maurice and Richard McDonald open their first restaurant in San Bernardino, California, giving rise to what will become one of the world’s most prominent fast food chains.

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