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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 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
    The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first issue - August 4th, 1821

    The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first issue - August 4th, 1821

    On this day in 1821, The Saturday Evening Post published its inaugural issue.

    • 10 min
    RadioShack introduces the TRS-80 personal computer - August 3rd, 1977

    RadioShack introduces the TRS-80 personal computer - August 3rd, 1977

    On this day in 1977, electronics retailer RadioShack unveiled the TRS-80, one of the first personal computers marketed to the average consumer.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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833 Ratings

833 Ratings

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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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