Know when the Hollywood Walk of Fame was started? Learn some notable details about the 9th president of the United States. Those things and more in today’s On This Day.
I’m now one week into producing this podcast. I’ve published an episode each day at 5AM since I’ve started, and I’ve worked out a production workflow. In addition, the show is now on Apple Podcasts and just about anywhere else podcasts can be found. Read on for more details about the milestones I’ve hit this week:
Today is the official “birthday” of what famous American organization? Do you know what “payola” is and why this day is important? What famous Civil War general was born on this day?
In what year did the British Invasion begin? Who signed the first six-figure major league baseball contract? When was Charles Dickens born? Think you know the answers? Find out in today’s episode of On This Day.
Today is the anniversary of one of the most extraordinary golf shots ever. Find out which President of the United States was born on this day. Learn these facts and more in today’s episode.
Learn why it became safer to walk the streets of New York on this day. Do you recall what year the Pittsburg Steelers won their fifth Super Bowl? What home run hitting baseball player was born on this day? Answers to these and more in today’s On This Day.
Also new to today’s show: Today’s History Quiz. After the episode I give you a short quiz to test your memory on what you just heard.
What does this day in history have to do with the Revolutionary War? Do you know what year the first US Winter Olympics opened? What famous aviator has a birthday today? Get the answers in today’s On This Day.
With Tax Day coming up, do you know why this day is notable? Also, what does today have to do with baseballs, basketballs, tennis balls, golf balls, and footballs? Find out the answers to those questions and more in today’s episode of On This Day.
While recording today’s episode, I referenced the “National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs”. It sounded stilted when I read it, but I guess that’s what happens when you refer to “baseball” as two words. Listen to the episode to find out when we got professional baseball here in the States.
Without searching, do you know when the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published? How about when the National League released their first 162 game schedule? Find the answers and more in today’s episode of On This Day.