In this debut weekend episode, we're bringing you something fascinating from history, and hopefully introduce you to a new podcast, too. In this selection from the podcast The History of Vikings, host Noah Tetzner speaks with author Martyn Whittock about …
January 14, 1967. A gathering of thousands in San Francisco kicks off the Summer of Love, and introduces “hippies” to the mainstream media.
January 13, 1968. American singer and songwriter Johnny Cash records his best selling live album in front of an audience of convicts. This episode includes a portion of "Jugo Blues" by janogonzalez, licensed under a Creative Commons License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/. …
January 12, 1948. In an attempt to stop the violence engulfing New Delhi and the broader subcontinent, Gandhi begins his final fast.
January 11, 1794. In Georgia, a man named Robert Forsyth becomes the first United States Marshal killed in the line of duty.
January 10, 49 BC. A provincial governor named Julius Caesar marches his army across the Rubicon river, invading Italy and plunging the Roman Republic into Civil War.
January 7, 2015. Two gunmen storm the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine.
January 6, 2001. The U.S Congress certifies George W. Bush as the winner of the heated 2000 presidential election.
January 5, 1939. The aviator Amelia Earhart is declared dead after disappearing in a presumed plane crash.
January 4, 1853. After being kidnapped and sold into slavery, Solomon Northup regains his freedom. Support for this episode comes from Laytrip - layaway travel for everyone: https://laytrip.com
January 3, 1777. General George Washington snatches victory from the jaws of defeat at the Battle of Princeton.
December 24, 1914. In the trenches of World War One, British and German troops call a truce to celebrate Christmas together.
December 23, 1688. King James II of England abandons the throne and flees abroad after a coup forces him from power
December 22, 1894. Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish captain in the French army, is convicted of treason for allegedly passing military secrets to the Germans.
December 21, 1968. Apollo 8, the first crewed spacecraft to successfully orbit the Moon and return to Earth, launches from the Kennedy Space Center
December 20, 1860. South Carolina secedes from the Union precipitating the Civil War
December 17th 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieve the first powered, sustained and controlled airplane flight in history.
December 16th, 1773. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dump 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor
December 15, 1890. Native American chief Sitting Bull is killed on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota
December 14th, 1911. Roald Amundsen becomes the first person to reach the South Pole.
December 13th, 2003. Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is captured by American forces.
On History Daily, we do history, daily. Every weekday beginning November 1st—the same day President John Adams first moved into the White House—we’ll bring you a slice of the history that happened that day. Whether it’s to remember the tragedy …