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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

HistoryPod Scott Allsop

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    • 4.6 • 75 Ratings

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

    17th August 1836: Parliament passes the 1836 Marriage Act, allowing non-Anglican ceremonies

    17th August 1836: Parliament passes the 1836 Marriage Act, allowing non-Anglican ceremonies

    Parliament passed the Marriage Act that legalised civil marriages and introduced their formal ...

    16th August 1819: An estimated 15 protestors are killed in the Peterloo Massacre at St Peter’s Field in Manchester

    16th August 1819: An estimated 15 protestors are killed in the Peterloo Massacre at St Peter’s Field in Manchester

    The Peterloo Massacre took place at St Peter’s Field in Manchester, when a group of over 60,000 protesters were charged by ...

    15th August 1941: Last execution at the Tower of London takes place when German spy Josef Jakobs is killed by firing squad

    15th August 1941: Last execution at the Tower of London takes place when German spy Josef Jakobs is killed by firing squad

    Josef Jakobs was found guilty of espionage by General Court Martial and taken to the miniature firing range at the Tower of London where he was strapped to a wooden Windsor chair and killed by firing squad at ...

    14th August 1980: Lech Walesa leads a strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk and triggers the formation of the Solidarity trade union

    14th August 1980: Lech Walesa leads a strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk and triggers the formation of the Solidarity trade union

    Within two years up to 80% of the entire Polish workforce had joined Solidarity or one of its sub-organisations, and they regularly used strikes to achieve political ...

    13th August 1876: The premiere of Wagner’s complete Ring cycle takes place in Germany

    13th August 1876: The premiere of Wagner’s complete Ring cycle takes place in Germany

    The first complete performance of Wagner’s Ring cycle took place in the Bavarian town of ...

    12th August 1969: The Battle of the Bogside begins in Derry, Northern Ireland

    12th August 1969: The Battle of the Bogside begins in Derry, Northern Ireland

    The Battle of the Bogside began in Derry, Northern Ireland, marking one of the first major conflicts of The ...

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Headcornsteph ,

History in a few, well researched, moments

This short daily historical update on what happened today in history might go back to Chaucer’s time or may be a couple of years ago. Either way it’s well researched, well told and thoroughly recommended. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn in a quickie 😂

@SPBeale ,

Selfless dedication to sharing knowledge

This is a fantastic Podcast. The sheer breadth of topics covered leaves the listener enlightened and more informaed about a wide range of historical topics. The fact that this is produced every day (even in a weekend like this one where Scott was heavily involved with TMHistoryIcons) shows the dedication that Scott has in making us all better Historians. Thanks.

Squidger87 ,

Excellent and concise

Props to the sheer level of effort that goes into this superb podcast. Highly recommended

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