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Podcast all about today. We take the day and look to the past to see what makes today unique and examine how we got to now.

The Year Was theyearwas

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Podcast all about today. We take the day and look to the past to see what makes today unique and examine how we got to now.

    The Catch-Up Episode

    The Catch-Up Episode

    It’s the catch-up episode!!!
    Here is the latest from The Year Was, which is that thing I do every week. We are up to days 200-203. This time we examine the days December 21, 1988 as Pan Am Flight 103 Explodes over Scotland, December 28, 2014 as the MS Norman Atlantic catches fire, January 1, 1903 as Topsy the Elephant is electrocuted, and January 11, 1787 as William Herschel discovers Uranus’ moons Oberon and Titania.
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    Theme music by The Tim Kreitz Band
    https://www.youtube.com/c/TimKreitzAdventures/
    https://www.reverbnation.com/timkreitz
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    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-year-was/id1458174084 
    Podbean: https://theyearwas.podbean.com/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Qdd00m2NWvrViVIfAh6kA
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzWavt8mqXHsC_uRNpU3lQ
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    Sources:
    https://www.britannica.com/event/Pan-Am-flight-103
    https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/remembering-pan-am-flight-103-30-years-later-121418
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/12/europe/lockerbie-bombing-explainer-intl/index.html 
    https://www.aerotime.aero/articles/today-in-history-pan-am-flight-103-lockerbie
    https://www.detailedpedia.com/wiki-Ropax
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Norman_Atlantic
    https://maritimecyprus.com/2017/12/30/flashback-in-maritime-history-norman-atlantic-ferry-fire-on-28-dec-2014/
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/norman-atlantic-fire-4-more-maritime-officials-investigated-over-ferry-fire-1.2888243
    https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/01/the-deadly-fire-aboard-the-ferry-norman-atlantic/100882/
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/topsy-the-elephant
    https://www.grunge.com/770226/the-tragic-story-of-topsy-the-elephant/
    https://medium.com/the-curiosity/the-tragic-story-of-topsy-an-executed-circus-elephant-83d36deee99c
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/topsy-elephant-was-victim-her-captors-not-really-thomas-edison-180961611/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topsy_(elephant)
    https://nosweatshakespeare.com/characters/oberon-midsummer-nights-dream/
    https://nosweatshakespeare.com/characters/titania-midsummer-nights-dream/
    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/uranus-moons/oberon/in-depth/
    https://www.celebrateandlearn.com/?p=1851
    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/pia01352-uranus-largest-moon-oberon
    https://sos.noaa.gov/catalog/datasets/oberon-uranus-moon/
    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/pia01978-uranus-moon-titania
    https://space-facts.com/moons/titania/
    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/uranus-moons/titania/in-depth/
    https://www.universetoday.com/56048/titania/
     
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    Photo: 
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Topsy_elephant_electrocution_Luna_Park,_Coney_Island_January_1903.png

    • 16 min
    December 7th & 14th...The Winecoff Fire and Sandy Hook

    December 7th & 14th...The Winecoff Fire and Sandy Hook

    Crisis Text Line


    Text HOME to 741741


    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


    988 or 1-800-273-8255


    Trans Lifeline


    1-877-565-8860 (for the transgender community)


    TrevorLifeline


    1-866-488-7386 (for LGBTQ youth)


    Veterans Crisis Line


    1-800-273-8255, Press 1

     
    Here is the latest from The Year Was, which is that thing I do every week. We are up to episode 198/199. This time we examine the days December 7th, and December 14-and the years 1946 as the Winecoff Hotel Fire starts and 2012 as there is a school shooting at Sandy Hook..
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    Theme music by The Tim Kreitz Band
    https://www.youtube.com/c/TimKreitzAdventures/
    https://www.reverbnation.com/timkreitz
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    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-year-was/id1458174084 
    Podbean: https://theyearwas.podbean.com/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Qdd00m2NWvrViVIfAh6kA
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzWavt8mqXHsC_uRNpU3lQ
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    Sources:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winecoff_Hotel_fire
    https://library.massasoit.edu/americanfires/winecoff
    https://www.firehouse.com/home/news/10568390/the-winecoff-fire-our-nations-deadliest-hotel-fire
    https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/atlanta-winecoff-hotel-fire-75-years-later-still-deadliest-us-hotel-blaze-in-history
    http://southernghoststories.com/georgia-ghost-stories-the-winecoff-hotel
    https://time.com/5168272/how-many-school-shootings/
    https://news.yahoo.com/got-grow-little-brothers-never-231138580.html?guccounter=1
    https://news.yahoo.com/got-grow-little-brothers-never-231138580.html?guccounter=1
    https://www.britannica.com/event/Sandy-Hook-Elementary-School-shooting
    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gunman-kills-students-and-adults-at-newtown-connecticut-elementary-school
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    Photo: 
    By Eoghanacht - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3122935

    • 9 min
    November 30th...The Death of the Crystal Palace

    November 30th...The Death of the Crystal Palace

    Here is the latest from The Year Was, which is that thing I do every week. We are up to episode 197. This time we examine the year 1936 as London's Crystal Palace Burns Down..
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    Theme music by The Tim Kreitz Band
    https://www.youtube.com/c/TimKreitzAdventures/
    https://www.reverbnation.com/timkreitz
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    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-year-was/id1458174084 
    Podbean: https://theyearwas.podbean.com/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Qdd00m2NWvrViVIfAh6kA
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzWavt8mqXHsC_uRNpU3lQ
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    Sources:
    https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Knowhere
    https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/museum/london-fire-brigade-history-and-stories/fires-and-incidents-that-changed-history/the-crystal-palace-fire/
    https://www.historytoday.com/archive/months-past/fire-destroys-crystal-palace
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/history/737044/Crystal-Palace-fire-1936
    https://www.historyextra.com/period/modern/the-crystal-palace-was-constructed-of-iron-and-glass-so-how-and-why-did-it-burn-down/
    https://londonist.com/2015/11/crystalpalace
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Crystal_Palace
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Paxton
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Crystal-Palace-building-London
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Fountain
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavendish_banana
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystal_Palace
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    Photo: 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Exhibition#/media/File:Crystal_Palace_-_Queen_Victoria_opens_the_Great_Exhibition.jpg

    • 7 min
    November 23rd...Robert Johnson and Poon Lim

    November 23rd...Robert Johnson and Poon Lim

    Here is the latest from The Year Was, which is that thing I do every week. We are up to episode 196. This time we examine the years 1936 as Robert Johnson begins his recording sessions in San Antonio, and 1942 as Poon Lim begins his 133 days lost at sea.
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    Theme music by The Tim Kreitz Band
    https://www.youtube.com/c/TimKreitzAdventures/
    https://www.reverbnation.com/timkreitz
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    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-year-was/id1458174084 
    Podbean: https://theyearwas.podbean.com/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Qdd00m2NWvrViVIfAh6kA
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzWavt8mqXHsC_uRNpU3lQ
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    Sources:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Johnson
    https://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2016/11/18/today-in-music-history-robert-johnsons-first-recording-session
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-Johnson-American-musician
    https://www.biography.com/musician/robert-johnson
    https://www.inaraft.com/blog/a-remarkable-story-of-survival-at-sea-poon-lim/
    https://www.historydefined.net/poon-lim/
    https://www.ststworld.com/poon-lim/
    https://www.grunge.com/587076/the-unbelievable-story-behind-a-man-who-was-lost-at-sea-for-133-days/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Doctor_Who
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    Photo: 
    By Copyright © 1989 Delta Haze Corporation.[2]The photograph was taken in 1936 by the Hooks Brothers Photographers studio, owned by Henry and Robert Hooks, located on Beale Street in Memphis.[3] In 1974, Johnson's half-sister Carrie Thompson entered a copyright transfer agreement with Stephen LaVere in which she represented herself as Johnson's sole and closest heir.[4] She agreed to transfer to LaVere "[a]ll of her right, title and interests, including all common law and statutory copyrights, in and to ... a photograph of Robert L. Johnson taken by Hooks Brothers Photography in Memphis, Tennessee, and showing Johnson in a sitting position with a guitar running diagonally across his body ..."[5]The photo was first published in 1989 in the journal 78 Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 4) with LaVere's permission.[6] It was most notably featured as the cover artwork for the 1990 release of The Complete Recordings, distributed by Columbia Records under license from LaVere.[7] In a series of subsequent court decisions, the Mississippi court system identified Claud Johnson of Crystal Springs, Mississippi as Robert Johnson's sole heir and determined that he was entitled to royalties from LaVere's 1974 contract. Claud Johnson died on June 30, 2015;[8] upon his death, the interest passed to his heirs, including Michael Johnson.[9], Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12948079

    • 8 min
    November 16th... Pizarro and Atahualpa

    November 16th... Pizarro and Atahualpa

    Here is the latest from The Year Was, which is that thing I do every week. We are up to episode 195. This time we examine the year 1532 as Francisco Pizarro traps the Incan ruler Atahualpa, and massacres 5,000 Incan soldiers.
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    Theme music by The Tim Kreitz Band
    https://www.youtube.com/c/TimKreitzAdventures/
    https://www.reverbnation.com/timkreitz
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    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-year-was/id1458174084 
    Podbean: https://theyearwas.podbean.com/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Qdd00m2NWvrViVIfAh6kA
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzWavt8mqXHsC_uRNpU3lQ
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    Sources:
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Francisco-Pizarro
    https://www.worldhistory.org/Inca_Civilization/
    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pizarro-traps-incan-emperor-atahualpa
    https://www.worldhistory.org/timeline/Francisco_Pizarro/
    https://www.pdjnews.com/lifestyle/francisco-pizarro-traps-incan-emperor-atahualpa
    https://www.calendarz.com/on-this-day/november/16/francisco-pizarro
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Despoilers_of_the_Golden_Empire
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    Photo: 
    By Anonymous - Berlin/Ethnologisches Museum, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany / Art Resource, NY, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73333774

    • 6 min
    November 9th...Kristallnacht

    November 9th...Kristallnacht

    Crisis Text Line


    Text HOME to 741741


    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


    988 or 1-800-273-8255


    Trans Lifeline


    1-877-565-8860 (for the transgender community)


    TrevorLifeline


    1-866-488-7386 (for LGBTQ youth)


    Veterans Crisis Line


    1-800-273-8255, Press 1

     
    Here is the latest from The Year Was, which is that thing I do every week. We are up to episode 194. This time we examine the year 1938 as the Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass starts the Holocaust.
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    Theme music by The Tim Kreitz Band
    https://www.youtube.com/c/TimKreitzAdventures/
    https://www.reverbnation.com/timkreitz
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    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-year-was/id1458174084 
    Podbean: https://theyearwas.podbean.com/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Qdd00m2NWvrViVIfAh6kA
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzWavt8mqXHsC_uRNpU3lQ
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    Sources:
    https://popculturemadness.com/PCM/2022/november-9-in-pop-culture-history/
    https://www.britannica.com/event/Kristallnacht
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ernst-vom-Rath
    https://www.history.com/news/kristallnacht-started-when-this-diplomat-was-murdered-in-cold-blood
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/18/herschel-grynszpan-photo-mystery-jewish-assassin-kristallnacht-pogrom
    https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/kristallnacht
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Reinhard-Heydrich
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fUGaQUDTQ8
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    Photo: 
    By Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1970-083-42 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5418870

    • 7 min

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