Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

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Who was Hypatia of Alexandria? What was the Flannan Isles disappearance? Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

Episodes

Henry Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross  

After witnessing the brutality of a battle first-hand, Swiss-born Dunant dedicated his life to easing the suffering brought by war.

Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple  

Rabbi Jacob Rothschild was a vocal activist who spoke out for civil rights despite the danger in doing so.

Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 2  

After Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, people were incarcerated in inadequate and dehumanizing camps.

Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1  

Roughly 122,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-American citizens were removed from their homes on the West Coast and incarcerated for much of the U.S. involvement in WWII.

The Women's March on Versailles  

In 1789, a group of protesters -- mostly women -- marched from Paris to Versailles to pressure King Louis XVI to address France's food shortage.

Ira Frederick Aldridge, Famous Unknown Shakespearean  

He was one of the first Americans to achieve fame as a Shakespearean actor, and the first black man to do so.

Lucille Ball  

Lucille Ball was known for comedy, but worked in modeling, radio and film, as well as television.

Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement  

Ed Roberts was a disability rights activist, known as the father of the Independent Living movement.

Inês de Castro and Pedro I of Portugal  

When Prince Pedro of Portugal was married off in the 1300s, he only had eyes for his new wife's lady in waiting.

African Art History With Carol Thompson  

Holly is joined in the studio by Carol Thompson, the Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art at the High Museum of Art.

Great Zimbabwe  

Great Zimbabwe was a massive stone city in southeastern Africa that was a thriving trade center from the 11th to 15th centuries.

Maria Montessori  

While she's mostly associated with education, Maria Montessori worked in several fields.

Edmonia Lewis  

The American sculptor was a celebrated artist in her day, but she receded from the spotlight; her final years remained a mystery for quite some time.

Beer History with Erik Lars Myers  

Tracy is joined by Erik Lars Myers, founder, CEO and head brewer at Mystery Brewing Company to talk about the history of beer.

Unearthed! in 2016, Part 2  

Part two of our annual roundup of unearthed news is a bit of a hodgepodg, including edible finds, art and letters and exhumations.

Unearthed! in 2016, Part 1  

It's time to talk about all the things that were unearthed in 2016, recurrent things, things that are actually older than we thought, and shipwrecks.

Unearthed! Piltdown Man  

The Piltdown Man is one of the world’s most infamous instances of scientific fraud, and it derailed the study of evolution for decades.

Maccabean Revolt  

The uprising of the Maccabees against the Seleucid Empire during the Hellenistic period is an integral part of the Hanukkah story.

The Krampus and Friends Holiday Special, Part 3  

Last year's episodes on non-Santa holiday figures were so popular that this year, we're featuring Frau Perchta, Olentzero, Mari Lwyd and Ded Moroz.

Belinda Sutton's Post-enslavement Petitions  

After she became a free woman, Belinda Sutton successfully petitioned for compensation for her years of enslaved labor.

An Interview With Sears Historian Jerry Hancock  

Jerry joins Holly in the studio to talk about the historical significance of the building where HowStuffWorks is headquartered.

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