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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

HistoryPod Scott Allsop

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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

    29th June 1613: The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground

    29th June 1613: The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground

    The Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground during a performance of Henry ...

    28th June 1914 and 1919: The trigger and the definitive end of the First World War

    28th June 1914 and 1919: The trigger and the definitive end of the First World War

    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip in 1914 had a direct effect on the outbreak of war, while the Treaty of Versailles was signed on exactly the same date five years later in ...

    27th June 1950: President Truman sends US navy and air force to Korea

    27th June 1950: President Truman sends US navy and air force to Korea

    US President Harry S. Truman ordered air and naval forces to assist South Korea against an invasion by North ...

    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 ...

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.

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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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