May 13, 2023

Saturday Matinee: Age of Napoleon Podcast

On today’s Saturday Matinee, we cover possibly the greatest victory of Napoleon’s entire career: the Battle of Austerlitz. Link to Age of Napoleon Podcast: https://pod.link/1223795973 Go to HistoryDaily.com for more history, daily. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy …

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May 12, 2023

The Coronation of King George VI

May 12, 1937. The coronation of George VI brings an end to the Abdication Crisis that shook the foundations of the British state.

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May 11, 2023

The Creation of Comedy Troupe Monty Python

May 11, 1969. Six comedians in London, England join forces to form one of the age’s most influential comedy troupes: Monty Python.

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May 10, 2023

Nelson Mandela Becomes President

May 10, 1994. Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa’s first Black president, marking an end to the nation’s oppressive and segregationist Apartheid laws.

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May 9, 2023

The FDA Approves the First Birth Control Pill

May 9, 1960. The United States Food and Drug Administration revolutionizes society by approving the first birth control pill.

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May 8, 2023

John S. Pemberton Sells the First Glass of Coca-Cola

May 8, 1886. American pharmacist John S. Pemberton sells the first glass of his new cure-all tonic, known as Coca Cola.

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May 6, 2023

Saturday Matinee: Short History Of...The Crown Jewels

On today’s Saturday Matinee, a Short History Of the Crown Jewels, being used today in the coronation of King Charles III. Link to Short History Of…: https://podfollow.com/short-history-of/view Go to HistoryDaily.com for more history, daily. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and …

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May 5, 2023

The Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 1862. Following the French invasion of Mexico, Mexican soldiers succeed in defending the town of Puebla, sealing a victory that will be commemorated by the national holiday, Cinco de Mayo.

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May 4, 2023

The Birth of Rolls-Royce

May 4, 1904. Automotive pioneers Charles Rolls and Henry Royce meet in Manchester, England and decide to go into business, forming Rolls-Royce.

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May 3, 2023

Margaret Thatcher Becomes Britain’s First Woman Prime Minister

May 3, 1979. After climbing through the ranks of the Conservative Party, Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain’s first ever female Prime Minister.

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May 2, 2023

The Birmingham Children’s Crusade

May 2, 1963. Amid struggles over segregation in the southern United States, all eyes turn to Birmingham, Alabama where an unlikely group of foot soldiers joins the fight against racial discrimination: children.

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May 1, 2023

The Suppression of Citizen Kane

May 1, 1941. Orson Welles’s revolutionary debut “Citizen Kane” premieres in New York after a bitter battle to suppress the film. Go to HistoryDaily.com for more history, daily. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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April 29, 2023

Saturday Matinee: Underworld

On today's Saturday Matinee, come on a trip with us to Nepal to explore the complicated story behind the most mystical and mythologized strains of marijuana, Purple Haze. Link to Underworld: https://podfollow.com/1529370760 Go to HistoryDaily.com for more history, daily. See …

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April 28, 2023

Muhammad Ali Refuses Induction into the US Army

April 28, 1967. At the height of his boxing career, Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the US army, a choice that will turn the renowned athlete into one of the decade’s most prominent antiwar activists.

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April 27, 2023

Tragedy Strikes Zambia’s National Soccer Team

April 27, 1993. An airplane carrying the Zambian national soccer team crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all thirty people on board.

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April 26, 2023

The Chernobyl Disaster

April 26, 1986. A safety test goes wrong at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, causing the worst nuclear disaster in history.

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April 25, 2023

Samantha Smith Becomes 'America’s Youngest Ambassador'

April 25, 1983. After writing a letter to the Soviets during the Cold War, US schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union — a diplomatic feat that earns the ten-year-old the moniker of “America’s Youngest Ambassador.”

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April 24, 2023

The Armenian Genocide

April 24, 1915. Leaders of the Armenian community in Constantinople are arrested by Ottoman authorities, marking the start of the Armenian Genocide.

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April 22, 2023

Saturday Matinee: History Uncovered

On today’s Saturday Matinee: Marilyn Monroe’s place in history is likely fixed in part due to the mystery of her death. What really happened? Accident? Suicide? Murder? Link to History Uncovered: https://podfollow.com/1485610570 Go to HistoryDaily.com for more history, daily. See …

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April 21, 2023

The Death of the Red Baron

April 21, 1918. Manfred von Richthofen, the World War One fighter pilot better known as the Red Baron, is shot down and killed.

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April 20, 2023

Louis Pasteur Invents Pasteurization

April 20, 1862. French biologist Louis Pasteur invents a process of heating a liquid to kill potentially harmful bacteria and names it after himself: pasteurization.

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April 19, 2023

The Arrest of the Central Park Five

April 19, 1989. When a female jogger is brutally attacked in New York’s Central Park, five Black and Hispanic youths are wrongfully convicted and sentenced to several years in prison, despite a complete lack of DNA evidence.

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April 18, 2023

The Great San Francisco Earthquake

April 18, 1906. San Francisco begins a rapid rebuild after an earthquake and fire destroys over 80% of the city’s buildings.

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April 17, 2023

Cambodia Falls to the Khmer Rouge

April 17, 1975. Cambodia falls to the Khmer Rouge after the radical communist insurgency captures the nation’s capital.

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