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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

    24th January 41 CE: Emperor Caligula killed by the Praetorian Guard

    24th January 41 CE: Emperor Caligula killed by the Praetorian Guard

    On the 24th January 41 CE, Caligula became the first Roman Emperor to be ...

    23rd January 1900: British troops launch a nighttime attack on Spion Kop in the Second Boer War

    23rd January 1900: British troops launch a nighttime attack on Spion Kop in the Second Boer War

    The Second Boer War saw the British Empire fight against the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of the South African Republic and the Orange Free ...

    22nd January 1905: Bloody Sunday massacre in Saint Petersburg

    22nd January 1905: Bloody Sunday massacre in Saint Petersburg

    On the 22nd January 1905, the Bloody Sunday massacre took place in the Russian capital Saint ...

    21st January 1981: First DeLorean sports car produced (famous as the ‘Back to the Future’ car)

    21st January 1981: First DeLorean sports car produced (famous as the ‘Back to the Future’ car)

    The DeLorean DMC-12 sports car was later used as the time machine in Back to the ...

    20th January 1942: Nazi leaders meet at the Wannsee Conference

    20th January 1942: Nazi leaders meet at the Wannsee Conference

    On the 20th January 1942, a number of senior Nazis met at the Wannsee Conference where they discussed what was referred to as the Final Solution to the Jewish ...

    19th January 1917: 73 people killed in the Silvertown munitions factory explosion in London

    19th January 1917: 73 people killed in the Silvertown munitions factory explosion in London

    The Brunner Mond chemical factory had been built in 1893 to manufacture caustic soda and soda ...

Customer Reviews

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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