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From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.

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    • 4.2 • 833 Ratings

From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.

    The nearly complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex is unearthed in South Dakota - August 12th, 1990

    The nearly complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex is unearthed in South Dakota - August 12th, 1990

    On this day in 1990, fossil hunters in South Dakota uncovered the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever found.

    • 9 min
    America's first roller skating rink opens in Newport, Rhode Island - August 11th, 1866

    America's first roller skating rink opens in Newport, Rhode Island - August 11th, 1866

    On this day in 1866, James Plimpton opened the first public roller skating rink in the United States.

    • 9 min
    The Smithsonian Institution is established - August 10th, 1846

    The Smithsonian Institution is established - August 10th, 1846

    On this day in 1846, thanks to an unusual bequest from British scientist James Smithson, the Smithsonian Institution was established in the United States.

    • 10 min
    The U.S. Forest Service introduces Smokey Bear - August 9th, 1944

    The U.S. Forest Service introduces Smokey Bear - August 9th, 1944

    On this day in 1944, Smokey Bear was chosen as the mascot of a new forest fire prevention campaign in the United States.

    • 12 min
    Masked bandits rob a Royal Mail train in England - August 8th, 1963

    Masked bandits rob a Royal Mail train in England - August 8th, 1963

    On this day in 1963, a masked gang committed the most notorious train robbery in British history, when they stole £2.6 million from a Traveling Post Office.

    • 10 min
    Operation Big Switch begins at Panmunjom, Korea - August 5th, 1953

    Operation Big Switch begins at Panmunjom, Korea - August 5th, 1953

    On this day in 1953, with the Korean War winding down, both sides of the conflict began to exchange their remaining prisoners.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

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833 Ratings

833 Ratings

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Concern

The show used to be excellent at reporting history. Recently the show seems to be adding a lot of editorial commentary. Originally started listening because of the history. I do not like to change to editorial comments in the midst

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Enjoy

I really enjoy hearing these little nuggets of history. Perfect length imo. Highly recommend!

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