32 episodes

From Colombian Independence Day to the first Malaysian astronaut in space – join us as we explore the high and low points in world history, discovering what happened on this day in years past. Take a trip through time and practice your listening skills with events in English at the advanced level. We'd love to hear what you think of the podcast. Send us an email at podcasting@babbel.com and remember to mention “Today in History (Advanced)” in the subject line.

Today in History (Advanced‪)‬ Babbel

    • Education

From Colombian Independence Day to the first Malaysian astronaut in space – join us as we explore the high and low points in world history, discovering what happened on this day in years past. Take a trip through time and practice your listening skills with events in English at the advanced level. We'd love to hear what you think of the podcast. Send us an email at podcasting@babbel.com and remember to mention “Today in History (Advanced)” in the subject line.

    31 July

    31 July

    Fatima Jinnah’s birth, the end of the Malayan Emergency, and unity for African women.

    Join us and discover what happened on this day in the past. All while improving your listening skills and learning a few new words along the way. We’d love to hear your feedback or suggestions – you can email us at podcasting@babbel.com.

    We’ve simplified these events to give you short and snappy listening practice. Facts are accurate as of June 2021.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/39g4vEg

    Content warning: violence

    • 3 min
    30 July

    30 July

    A soccer first, Julia Tsenova’s birth, and a deadly student protest in San Salvador.

    Join us and discover what happened on this day in the past. All while improving your listening skills and learning a few new words along the way. We’d love to hear your feedback or suggestions – you can email us at podcasting@babbel.com.

    We’ve simplified these events to give you short and snappy listening practice. Facts are accurate as of June 2021.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3mFWMCv

    Content warning: violence

    • 3 min
    29 July

    29 July

    The death of Vincent van Gogh, and the birth of Indian businessperson J.R.D. Tata.

    Join us and discover what happened on this day in the past. All while improving your listening skills and learning a few new words along the way. We’d love to hear your feedback or suggestions – you can email us at podcasting@babbel.com.

    We’ve simplified these events to give you short and snappy listening practice. Facts are accurate as of June 2021.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3zzN38o

    • 2 min
    28 July

    28 July

    Albert Namatjira and Fahmida Riaz are born, and an earthquake devastates Tangshan.

    Join us and discover what happened on this day in the past. All while improving your listening skills and learning a few new words along the way. We’d love to hear your feedback or suggestions – you can email us at podcasting@babbel.com.

    We’ve simplified these events to give you short and snappy listening practice. Facts are accurate as of June 2021.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3O2P6qh

    Content warning: violence

    • 3 min
    27 July

    27 July

    The births of human rights activist Gisèle Halimi and Malaysia’s first astronaut.

    Join us and discover what happened on this day in the past. All while improving your listening skills and learning a few new words along the way. We’d love to hear your feedback or suggestions – you can email us at podcasting@babbel.com.

    We’ve simplified these events to give you short and snappy listening practice. Facts are accurate as of June 2021.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3NLFShH

    • 2 min
    26 July

    26 July

    The birth of Erskine Hawkins, Barbadian labor rebellion, and the No Gun Ri massacre.

    Join us and discover what happened on this day in the past. All while improving your listening skills and learning a few new words along the way. We’d love to hear your feedback or suggestions – you can email us at podcasting@babbel.com.

    We’ve simplified these events to give you short and snappy listening practice. Facts are accurate as of June 2021.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3xp3iCF

    Content warning: violence

    • 3 min

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