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.
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.
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.