On the 6th July 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles met for the first time at the St. Peter’s Church garden fête in Woolton, Liverpool.
If you’re a regular listener to the podcast, you’ll know that as the writer and host of HistoryPod, I’ve released a daily ‘on this day in history’ episode every day since 3rd April 2015. That’s…
On 6 February 1918 the Representation of the People Act received Royal Assent, marking the start of female suffrage in Great Britain.
Officially titled Encyclopædia Britannica, or, A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, compiled upon a New Plan, the Britannica was published in three volumes over a three year period.
Every year on the day after the American holiday of Thanksgiving, millions of shoppers head to the stores to take advantage of cut-price deals offered by retailers.
RAF Flight Officer T. D. Dean became the first Allied jet pilot to achieve a combat victory when he ‘tipped’ a Nazi German V-1 ‘doodlebug’ flying bomb with his Gloster Meteor jet fighter.
On the 13th July 1793, the radical French journalist Jean-Paul Marat was stabbed to death in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday.
HistoryPod is proud to be able to celebrate #WorldFringeDay, and the foundation of the Fringe movement, in this special live recording from the Buxton Festival Fringe in the wonderful English spa town of Buxton in…
This extended edition of HistoryPod attempts to answer the most common question from listeners: how and why are certain events featured (or not) in the daily podcast?
The 23rd June has, historically, seen many events regarding Britain’s relationship with other countries and so I thought I’d put together this HistoryPod Extra to share some with you.
The armed insurrection began on Easter Monday which, due to Easter being a moveable feast as a result of its relationship to the lunar calendar, in 1916 fell on the 24th April.
On the 29th February 1940, American actress Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Oscar at the Academy Awards.
At 4.29pm on the 21st October 2015, Marty McFly arrived from 1985 in a flying DeLorean car.
Did Gavrilo Princip really chance upon Archduke Franz Ferdinand outside a sandwich shop?