Know how many times heavyweight boxer Rocky Marciano defended his title? How about when he retired? Answers to these questions and more in today’s On This Day.Continue reading
What was the United State’s first federal cultural institution? Hint: It was rather bookish. Who coached the Celtics during their record eight consecutive NBA championships? We’ve got your answers to these questions along with more history from this day in today’s episode.Continue reading
Today’s footnotes include the US House of Representatives, the last episode of an iconic TV show, and a famous musical artist celebrating his birthday.Continue reading
The first AC power plant came online in the US in what year? On this day, drag racer Kenny Bernstein broke what speed barrier? What beloved children’s television host was born on this day? Answers to these questions and more in today’s episode.Continue reading
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.