The 'on this day in history' podcast, with a new episode every single day. Featuring historical events that range from the Roman Empire to the World Wide Web, HistoryPod proves that there is always something to be remembered 'on this day'. Written and presented by Scott Allsop, creator of the award-winning www.mrallsophistory.com
16th April 1902: The first purpose-designed movie theater opened as Thomas Tally’s Electric Theatre
Tally's Electric Theatre in Los Angeles proved incredibly popular with the public, and sparked a revolution in cinema history.
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15th April 1989: 96 Liverpool fans killed in the Hillsborough Disaster
Ninety-six Liverpool Football Club fans died and hundreds more were injured in a crush at Hillsborough Stadium in ...
14th April 1561: Nuremberg Celestial Phenomenon terrifies residents
On the morning of 14th April 1561, the people of Nuremberg in Germany witnessed a “dreadful apparition” in the ...
13th April 1919: British troops commit the Amritsar Massacre
Troops from the British Indian Army committed the Amritsar Massacre when they opened fire on nonviolent protesters and pilgrims at Jallianwala ...
12th April 1945: Harry Truman becomes president of the USA
On the 12th April 1945, Harry Truman became the 33rd President of the United States when his predecessor, Franklin D Roosevelt, suddenly died while having his portrait ...
11th April 1968: The Fair Housing Act of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 signed into law by President Johnson
The Act made it illegal to discriminate regarding the sale, rental, or financing of housing based on race, religion, or national ...