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
On this day in 1990, fossil hunters in South Dakota uncovered the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever found.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I really enjoy hearing these little nuggets of history. Perfect length imo. Highly recommend!
I love it!!!!!
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