Reflections of History

Reflections of History

Reflections of History

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
C13Originals and Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Jon Meacham, co-creators of the Webby Award-winning Best Podcast Series It Was Said and the acclaimed podcast Hope,Through History, join together again on a daily series that guides listeners through critical moments in our history. Every Monday through Friday, Meacham travels back to impactful events that occurred on that date in history—the birth of a visionary filmmaker, the debut of an iconic athlete, the discovery of a lifesaving cure, a triumphant legal victory. You’ll learn how that event shaped politics, art, culture, sports and science, and why it’s still relevant today.
  1. August 12, 2022
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    August 12th: Lincoln's Proclamation of Prayer and Fasting
    On August 12, 1861, President Lincoln calls for a national day of prayer and fasting. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more abo…
  2. August 11, 2022
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    August 11th: John Henry Cardinal Newman Dies
    On August 11, 1890, John Henry Cardinal Newman dies. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https:/…
  3. August 10, 2022
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    August 10th: Reagan Apologizes For Japanese Internment
    On August 10, 1988, President Reagan apologizes for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy…
  4. August 09, 2022
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    August 9th: Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki
    On August 9, 1945, the second atomic bomb is used against Nagasaki. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices…
  5. August 08, 2022
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    August 8th: Richard Nixon Announces His Resignation
    On August 8, 1974, Richard Nixon announces his resignation. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
  6. August 05, 2022
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    August 5th: Republican National Convention Begins
    On August 5, 1968, The Republican National Convention opens in Miami Beach. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad…
  7. August 04, 2022
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    August 4th: Fairness Doctrine Is Repealed
    On August 4, 1987, The Fairness Doctrine is repealed. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https:…
  8. August 03, 2022
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    August 3rd: Jesse Owens Begins Olympic Streak
    On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens begins his historic Olympic streak at the Berlin games. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more ab…
  9. August 02, 2022
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    August 2nd: Calvin Coolidge Becomes President
    On August 2, 1923, Calvin Coolidge becomes president upon the death of Warren G. Harding. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more…
  10. August 01, 2022
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    August 1st: Slavery is Abolished in the British Empire
    On August 1, 1834, Slavery is Abolished in Much of the British Empire. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choi…
  11. July 29, 2022
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    July 29th: Prince Charles Marries Lady Diana
    On July 29th, 1981, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer marry at St. Paul’s Cathedral. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more…
  12. July 28, 2022
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    July 28th: The 14th Amendment is Certified
    On July 28th, 1868, the 14th Amendment is certified. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https:/…
  13. July 27, 2022
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    July 27th: Bugs Bunny Is Released
    On July 27th, 1940, the first Bugs Bunny cartoon is released. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
  14. July 26, 2022
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    July 26th: The Cuban Revolution Begins
    On July 26th, 1953, the Cuban Revolution begins. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://pod…
  15. July 25, 2022
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    July 25th: Emmett Till Is Born
    On July 25th, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, Emmett Till is born. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
  16. July 23, 2022
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    From Revisionist History: The Triplicate Program and Opioid Epidemic
    We’re sharing a bonus episode from our friends at Revisionist History, Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast about things misunderstood and overlooked. This season, Malcolm’s obsessed with experiments – natural experiment…
  17. July 22, 2022
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    July 22nd: FDR's Plan To Pack The Court Fails
    On July 22nd, 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s court-packing plan is defeated. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad…
  18. July 21, 2022
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    July 21st: Union Forces Defeated At Bull Run
    On July 21st, 1861, Union forces are defeated at Bull Run, Virginia. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choice…
  19. July 20, 2022
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    July 20th: Hitler Survives An Assassination Attempt
    On July 20th, 1944, Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt at Wolf’s Lair. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about…
  20. July 19, 2022
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    July 19th: The Women's Rights Convention
    On July 19th, 1848, The Women’s Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about…

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