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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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    • 4.4 • 216 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

    26th June 1963: American President John F. Kennedy declares US support for West Berlin with the phrase, ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’

    26th June 1963: American President John F. Kennedy declares US support for West Berlin with the phrase, ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’

    While the speech effectively recognised East Berlin as part of the Soviet Bloc, it also reaffirmed America’s commitment to defend West Berlin against ...

    25th June 1678: Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to receive a PhD

    25th June 1678: Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to receive a PhD

    Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Philosophy, otherwise known as a ...

    24th June 1374: Dancing Plague breaks out in the German city of Aachen and continues for many weeks

    24th June 1374: Dancing Plague breaks out in the German city of Aachen and continues for many weeks

    Known variously as St John's Dance, St Vitus' Dance, or the ‘dancing plague’, the occurrence in Aachen was neither the first nor the last outbreak but is one of the best ...

    23rd June 1314: The Battle of Bannockburn begins, resulting in a victory for Robert the Bruce against Edward II

    23rd June 1314: The Battle of Bannockburn begins, resulting in a victory for Robert the Bruce against Edward II

    Bannockburn was unusual for a medieval battle in that it lasted for two days, with the first day being notable for Bruce single-handedly killing the young English knight Sir Henry de Bohun with an axe blow to the head after he tried to charge him with a ...

    22nd June 1948: MV Empire Windrush arrives at Tilbury Docks in London from Jamaica

    22nd June 1948: MV Empire Windrush arrives at Tilbury Docks in London from Jamaica

    MV Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in London carrying 492 West Indian ...

    21st June 1919: German High Seas naval fleet scuttled in Scapa Flow, resulting in 52 ships being sunk

    21st June 1919: German High Seas naval fleet scuttled in Scapa Flow, resulting in 52 ships being sunk

    Concerned that the entire fleet might be shared out between the victors as the spoils of war Admiral von Reuter, the German officer in charge of the interned fleet, decided to purposely sink the ...

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

wolfie/wolf ,

Life of Bryan

It’s ok to make fun of all religions it seems but Islam? Why is that? They always talk about Christian fanatics trying to shut down theaters. But imagine those brave Hollywood atheist making a comedy about Mohammed?

7sneakers7 ,

Daily History in under 5 minutes

I love how in under 5 minutes I get a comprehensive description of an event that happened on the same day in a previous year.

A wide range of types of “historical events” are highlighted across the episodes. Most of the events aren’t included in mainstream textbooks. That’s the best kind of history.

Tgauthier21 ,

Where did it go?

Love this pod but where did it go? No episodes on Apple podcasts since July 11, 2021? Otherwise, great pod with wide variety of events.

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