Today’s footnotes include a moon landing, a ballpark opening, and more. Today’s episode has your historical footnotes for April 20, 2019.Continue reading
Today is the anniversary of a significant milestone in the US space program. Know what it was? Today’s episode has your answer.Continue reading
Beware the Ides of March! Do you know in what year Julius Caesar was assassinated? Or, in what year did professional baseball get its start, and what was the team? What state is celebrating its birthday/admittance into the Union today? If you don’t know, you should listen to today’s episode.Continue reading
What device is Edwin Land famous for? What musical group made their TV debut on American Bandstand? Which two MLB teams played in the first night game on this day? Find out in today’s episode.Continue reading
Do you know when the MET first opened? When did minor league baseball debut? What lead actor in To Sir, with Love celebrates his birthday today? Listen to today’s episode of On This Day to find out.
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.
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.
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.
Your daily micro-dose of history. In this first episode of On This Day, I’m sharing historical tidbits about the Apollo program, the first daytime TV soap, a famous sports stadium, and the birthday of one of baseball’s all time greats.