This Day in History Class

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This Day in History Class

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.

  • New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote - September 19th, 1893

    September 19, 2021

    New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote - September 19th, 1893

  • Scott Joplin granted copyright for his "Maple Leaf Rag" - September 18th, 1899

    September 18, 2021

    Scott Joplin granted copyright for his "Maple Leaf Rag" - September 18th, 1899

  • A San Francisco resident proclaims himself Emperor of the United States of America - September 17th, 1859

    September 17, 2021

    A San Francisco resident proclaims himself Emperor of the United States of America - September 17th, 1859

  • A Scottish golfer scores the first recorded hole-in-one - September 16th, 1869

    September 16, 2021

    A Scottish golfer scores the first recorded hole-in-one - September 16th, 1869

  • Muhammad Ali wins his third and final world heavyweight championship - September 15th, 1978

    September 15, 2021

    Muhammad Ali wins his third and final world heavyweight championship - September 15th, 1978

  • The Great Fire of Moscow begins as Napoleon enters the city and retreating Russians burn it - September 14th, 1812

    September 14, 2021

    The Great Fire of Moscow begins as Napoleon enters the city and retreating Russians burn it - September 14th, 1812

  • The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City as people protest the right to wear straw hats - September 13th, 1922

    September 13, 2021

    The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City as people protest the right to wear straw hats - September 13th, 1922

  • Four teens discover 17,000-year-old cave drawings - September 12th, 1940

    September 12, 2021

    Four teens discover 17,000-year-old cave drawings - September 12th, 1940

  • Florence Chadwick becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions- September 11th, 1951

    September 11, 2021

    Florence Chadwick becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions- September 11th, 1951

  • The Lattimer Massacre - September 10th, 1897

    September 10, 2021

    The Lattimer Massacre - September 10th, 1897

  • Alexander Twilight becomes the first African American to receive a BA degree - September 9th, 1823

    September 9, 2021

    Alexander Twilight becomes the first African American to receive a BA degree - September 9th, 1823

  • First appearance of the comic strip "Blondie" - September 8th, 1930

    September 8, 2021

    First appearance of the comic strip "Blondie" - September 8th, 1930

  • Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times - September 7th, 1996

    September 7, 2021

    Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times - September 7th, 1996

  • King Charles II spends a day hiding in an oak tree - September 6th, 1651

    September 6, 2021

    King Charles II spends a day hiding in an oak tree - September 6th, 1651

  • Jim Henson's "The Muppet Show" premieres on television - September 5th, 1976

    September 5, 2021

    Jim Henson's "The Muppet Show" premieres on television - September 5th, 1976

  • George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera - September 4th, 1888

    September 4, 2021

    George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera - September 4th, 1888

  • Wilderness Act signed into U.S. law - September 3rd, 1964

    September 3, 2021

    Wilderness Act signed into U.S. law - September 3rd, 1964

  • The Principality of Sealand is established - September 2nd, 1967

    September 2, 2021

    The Principality of Sealand is established - September 2nd, 1967

  • Emma Nutt becomes the first female telephone operator - September 1st, 1878

    September 1, 2021

    Emma Nutt becomes the first female telephone operator - September 1st, 1878

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