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We’re living in unprecedented times. Maybe. In this show, Jody Avirgan, Nicole Hemmer and Kellie Carter Jackson (and guests) take one moment, big or small, from that day in U.S. political history and explore how it might inform our present –– all in about fifteen minutes. New episodes release Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Find us at ThisDayPod.com. We’re also posting about moments from the past @thisdaypod on Twitter and Instagram. If you have a suggestion for a topic, get in touch. This ...
 
"This Day In Weather History" is a daily podcast from The Weather Network that features unique and informative stories written and produced by host Chris Mei. Weather happens every day. It can be sunny, cloudy, stormy or maybe just unsettled, but it is always happening! It’s when severe weather strikes that it captures the attention of those affected…and the imagination of everyone else who follows the story. So it is with good reason to expect that after over a century of news and weather i ...
 
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Important to note that the previous record snowfall for the city was 19 inches (48cm) on March 25th and 26th, of 1930. So to beat it by a clear 10cm is really something!! This storm had it all: wind, snow and even a thunderstorm! Desperate for places to put the stuff, they dumped it in any vacant lot they could find...then something truly warm and …
 
It’s December 25th. In 1961, on the night of January 23rd, a bomber carrying two massive nuclear weapons broke up in the sky over eastern North Carolina. The bombs came crashing to the ground and an investigation later revealed that they had gone through several of the steps required for detonation. Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss the near-disaster,…
 
On this day in 1979, Robert Williams, an assembly line worker at a Ford casting plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, was killed on the job by a robotic arm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartPodcasts & HowStuffWorks による
 
16 countries gathered to compete in sports like figure skating, speed skating, hockey, curling and a whole lot more. But the opening ceremonies were on this day in weather history. On the morning of the Opening Ceremony, there was a huge lift of relief, because it had been pairing rain for days leading up to this day, not good at all for a site tha…
 
On this day in 1972, a former soldier in the Japanese Imperial Army was discovered hiding in the jungles of Guam, unaware that World War II had ended nearly three decades earlier. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartPodcasts & HowStuffWorks による
 
The city of Belo Horizonte, host of 2014 World Cup soccer matches, saw 171 mm (6.7 in) of rainfall within a 24-hour period between the 23–24 January; this blew away a record that had stood for 110 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesThe Weather Network による
 
It’s January 23rd. This day in 1977, on his first day in office, President Jimmy Carter pardoned Americans who had evaded service in the Vietnam War. Jody, Nicole, and Kellie discuss how Carter saw a difference between “pardon” and “amnesty” for draft dodgers, the various ways in which people got out of military service, and how much this decision …
 
On this day in 1957, the Wham-O toy company produced its first batch of plastic, flying discs — now known to fans of all ages as Frisbees. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartPodcasts & HowStuffWorks による
 
One of the most bizarre side stories of this winter storm is that, one month prior, because of the effects of El Nino, the eastern US experienced one of the warmest end of December on record. From January 22nd to 24th, 2016, a crippling and historic blizzard that produced up to 3 ft (91 cm) of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United …
 
On this day in 1881, an ancient Egyptian obelisk, also known as Cleopatra’s Needle, was installed in Central Park, just behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartPodcasts & HowStuffWorks による
 
The game between the Calgary Flames and the New Jersey Devils on Jan. 22, 1987 wasn't expected to be a historic affair. But when close to two feet of snow dropped in on the tri-state area, it actually paved the way for what turned into one of the most unusual evenings in the history of the National Hockey League. Learn more about your ad choices. V…
 
On this day in 1865, a Union Army Colonel turned oil tycoon used a makeshift torpedo to increase the flow of fossil fuels from a well. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartPodcasts & HowStuffWorks による
 
They normally only see 33 tornadoes per year...and even at that, they normally occur in the spring. It broke a record for a tornado outbreak in January. It lasted 46 hours. The whole thing took place from January 21st through the 23rd and affected all of the mid-western and southern USA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice…
 
It’s January 20th. This day in 1967, Lurleen Wallace took office as the Govenor of Alabama, only the third female governor in the United States history. She was the wife of segregationist governor George Wallace, who was unable to run because of term limits. Instead, he asked his wife to run and they campaigned on a thinly-disguised “two governors,…
 
Today we cover the: 1961 Kennedy Inauguration, known as either “The January 1961 nor'easter” or “The Kennedy Inaugural Snowstorm”? 1841 William Henry Harrison Inauguration where the weather played a role in the day and how long he stayed in office, sadly. 1853 Franklin Pierce Inauguration that led to another fatality. 1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt Ina…
 
December 17, 2021-- The launch of the Flyer I on December 17, 1903 ushered in a new era of flight, but did the Wright Brothers know what would happen, or did they just slap together a bunch of junk and hope that it would fly? Listen to this episode of This Day in History to find out.Max Colfax による
 
On this day in 1929, a horned lizard named Old Rip died of pneumonia after allegedly surviving 31 years sealed in the cornerstone of the Eastland, Texas courthouse. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartPodcasts & HowStuffWorks による
 
The 2019–20 Australian bushfire season came to be known as Black Summer. The Black was a tip to the mood, and the colour of the land left behind by a blaze that was, at times, burning in every province on the Island Continent nation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesThe Weather Network による
 
It’s January 18th. This day in 1980, a group of Texas oil billionaires were in the middle of a scheme to drive up the worldwide price of silver. This would culminate in a few months later on what came to be known as “Silver Thursday,” when their speculation collapsed and sent worldwide markets into chaos. Jody, Niki, and Kellie are joined by Bijan …
 
On this day in 1943, Claude R. Wickard, the Secretary of Agriculture and head of the War Food Administration, banned the sale of pre-sliced bread in America during World War II Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartPodcasts & HowStuffWorks による
 
Ice jams in New Brunswick are common but this year they were threatening to destroy the world's longest covered bridge. In this race against mother nature, authorities said a major jam had pushed ice to within two metres of the bottom of a 105-year-old bridge in Hartland, a town about 75 kilometres northwest of Fredericton. Learn more about your ad…
 
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