This Day in History Class

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From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.

  • 29 September 2022, 6:44 pm

    Jackie Wilson slips into an irreversible coma - September 29th, 1975

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    11 minutes 56 seconds
  • 28 September 2022, 9:00 am

    Dr. Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin - September 28th, 1928

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    11 minutes 5 seconds
  • 27 September 2022, 9:00 am

    Balloonfest '86 wreaks havoc in Cleveland, Ohio - September 27th, 1986

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    9 minutes 32 seconds
  • 26 September 2022, 9:00 am

    Nixon and Kennedy take part in the first televised presidential debate - September 26th, 1960

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    11 minutes 50 seconds
  • 23 September 2022, 9:00 am

    Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is published - September 23rd, 1923

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    11 minutes 10 seconds
  • 22 September 2022, 9:00 am

    American spy Nathan Hale is executed by British troops - September 22nd, 1776

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    8 minutes 57 seconds
  • 21 September 2022, 9:00 am

    A British barrister buys Stonehenge as a gift for his wife - September 21st, 1915

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    11 minutes 11 seconds
  • 20 September 2022, 9:00 am

    The first wave of Southeast Asian "boat people" arrives in San Francisco - September 20th, 1977

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    9 minutes 47 seconds
  • 19 September 2022, 9:00 am

    Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” hits No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 - September 19th, 1960

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    13 minutes 35 seconds
  • 16 September 2022, 9:00 am

    An explosion on Wall Street kills 38 people - September 16th, 1920

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    9 minutes 1 second
  • 15 September 2022, 9:00 am

    Tanks are used in combat for the first time during the Battle of the Somme - September 15th, 1916

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    10 minutes
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