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
23rd January 1849: Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman to receive a medical degree in the USA
Blackwell graduated first in her class and became the first woman to achieve a medical degree in the United ...
22nd January 1973: The Supreme Court issues its decision on the Roe v. Wade abortion case
Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the majority opinion that the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution gives women in the United States the ‘fundamental’ freedom choice in family matters, including whether or not to have an ...
21st January 1954: Launch of USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine
Nuclear propulsion enabled Nautilus to smash numerous records including those for both submerged speed and distance, and became the first submarine to transit the North Pole in August ...
20th January 1986: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day first observed as a federal holiday
President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law on 2 November ...
19th January 1920: Foundation of the American Civil Liberties Union
The organization now boasts more than 1.2 million members and continues to provide legal support where individual rights and liberties are ...
18th January 1919: The Paris Peace Conference begins
The Paris Peace Conference convened to establish the terms of the peace after the First World ...
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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 😂
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.
Excellent and concise
Props to the sheer level of effort that goes into this superb podcast. Highly recommended