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This Day in History Class

Author: iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks

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From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.
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On this day in 1974, the Heimlich Maneuver was unveiled in an article in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1578, the Roman catacombs were rediscovered by accident. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1967, the Republic of Biafra declared its independence from Nigeria. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1453, Constantinople was captured by the Ottoman Empire, marking the end of the Byzantine Empire. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1831, abolitionist and religious leader Eliza Ann Gardner was born in New York. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1930, the Chrysler Building in Manhattan was completed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1897, the novel "Dracula" was published. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1925, Mexican writer Rosario Castellanos was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1940, a group of Stalinist agents attempted to assassinate Leon Trotsky. Less than three months later, another Stalinist agent killed Trotsky. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1951, Tibet signed the Seventeen Point Agreement, which affirmed China's sovereignty over Tibet. There is controversy over the validity of the document and China's adherence to it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1915, an explosive eruption of Lassen Peak in northern California devastated the areas around the volcano. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1917, a fire tore through the city of Atlanta, displacing around 10,000 people and destroying nearly 2,000 buildings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1902, Cuba gained independence from the U.S. after years of U.S. military occupation following the Spanish-American War. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1780, the sky in New England and parts of Canada turned unusually dark in an event remembered as the "Dark Day." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1953, aviator Jackie Cochran became the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1954, groundwork began on the CERN site at Meyrin in Geneva, Switzerland. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1966, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issued the May 16 Notification, marking the start of the Cultural Revolution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1903, mathematician and archaeologist Maria Reiche was born. Throughout her life, Reiche was dedicated to studying the Nazca Lines. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1878, a suit was brought against Daniel Spofford in Salem, Massachusetts, for allegedly practicing mesmerism on Lucretia Brown. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On this day in 1861, Australian amateur astronomer John Tebbutt first observed the Great Comet of 1861. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Comments (8)

Anna Clay

This episode is the same as the previous day and doesn't match the title.

Aug 30th
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Jason Salvo

Really getting sick of hearing about The Feather Thief...

Jun 25th
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Libby Carlton

this was awesome, I knew from my history class there were resistance grps against the Nazi Regime but not any names. I'm a history but I guess you could say, so it is really neat my son hooked me up with your podcast. thank you for the history of today's date(2/22/1943).

Feb 22nd
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Josh Wolf

not a fan of the background music. Makes it feel more like Serial and less like a history cast.

Jan 22nd
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Kynon J Benjamin

background music is a little sleepy

Jan 22nd
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Dezmerize

Very enjoyable podcast. I learn something new everyday. She has a very pleasing voice also. Perfect for podcasts.

Dec 14th
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Monika Morales (mirnavela)

💙💙💙

Oct 3rd
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Amber Tyler

this show is awesome

Aug 29th
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