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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

    7th February 1495: Savonarola’s Bonfire of the Vanities

    7th February 1495: Savonarola’s Bonfire of the Vanities

    Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola led the burning of thousands of objects in the Bonfire of the ...

    6th February 1958: Munich Air Disaster kills 23 members of the Manchester United football team after BEA flight 609 crashes at Munich-Riem airport

    6th February 1958: Munich Air Disaster kills 23 members of the Manchester United football team after BEA flight 609 crashes at Munich-Riem airport

    Flight 609 hit slush on the runway, causing the plane to skid off the end of the runway before crashing through the airport fence, speeding across a road, and losing its port wing after catching on a ...

    5th February 1958: Nuclear bomb lost off Tybee Island in Georgia, USA after an in-air collision

    5th February 1958: Nuclear bomb lost off Tybee Island in Georgia, USA after an in-air collision

    An American Mark 15 thermonuclear bomb was lost off Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia following an in-air ...

    4th February 1945: Yalta Conference begins, attended by the ‘Big Three’ of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin

    4th February 1945: Yalta Conference begins, attended by the ‘Big Three’ of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin

    The conference saw Allied leaders United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet to discuss the government of post-war ...

    3rd February 1961: Operation Looking Glass begins its 29-year Cold War flight above the USA

    3rd February 1961: Operation Looking Glass begins its 29-year Cold War flight above the USA

    Operation Looking Glass began flying an Airborne Command Post above the United States 24 hours a ...

    2nd February 1852: World’s first modern flushable public toilets open in London

    2nd February 1852: World’s first modern flushable public toilets open in London

    Despite their elegant mahogany and brass design, and an extensive promotional campaign that featured the distribution of 50,000 handbills alongside an advertisement in The Times newspaper, the toilets proved ...

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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