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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

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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

    23rd April 1348: Order of the Garter founded by King Edward III of England

    23rd April 1348: Order of the Garter founded by King Edward III of England

    Membership of the Order of the Garter is highly prestigious and is often reserved for members of the English nobility and royalty. Over the centuries, the Order of the Garter has evolved into a ceremonial institution, with its members participating in various official events and ...

    22nd April 1889: Oklahoma Land Rush takes place with 2 million acres of Unassigned Lands opened to settlement

    22nd April 1889: Oklahoma Land Rush takes place with 2 million acres of Unassigned Lands opened to settlement

    An estimated 50,000 hopeful settlers gathered along the borders of the Oklahoma Territory prior to the gunshot that gave the signal for them to chaotically race into the territory on foot, horseback, and in wagons to stake their ...

    21st April 1967: Svetlana Alliluyeva, the only daughter of Joseph Stalin, arrives in the USA after defecting from the Soviet Union

    21st April 1967: Svetlana Alliluyeva, the only daughter of Joseph Stalin, arrives in the USA after defecting from the Soviet Union

    The sensational defection of Stalin’s only surviving child made international news and four days later, at a press conference in the Plaza Hotel, she denounced the Soviet Communist regime and her father’s ...

    20th April 1792: The French Revolutionary Wars begin when the Assembly vote for war against Austria

    20th April 1792: The French Revolutionary Wars begin when the Assembly vote for war against Austria

    The French declaration of war was part of a broader strategy by the revolutionary government to pre-empt foreign intervention and unite the French people behind the revolutionary ...

    19th April 1987: The Simpsons make their first television appearance on The Tracey Ullman Show

    19th April 1987: The Simpsons make their first television appearance on The Tracey Ullman Show

    An overwhelmingly positive reaction in season one meant that Simpsons shorts were featured in every episode of the next two seasons before being spun off into a standalone half-hour series in ...

    18th April 1775: Paul Revere rides from Charleston to Lexington with his message that “the Regulars are coming out!”

    18th April 1775: Paul Revere rides from Charleston to Lexington with his message that “the Regulars are coming out!”

    Whether Revere referred to the approaching army as ‘regulars’ or ‘Redcoats’ is unclear, but his cry had the intended consequence of signalling the march of troops towards the Massachusetts village of ...

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 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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