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Easter is the most important religious holiday of the Christian liturgical year, observed between late March and late April (early April to early May in Eastern Christianity) to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, which Christians believe occurred after his death by crucifixion in AD 27-33 (see Good Friday). Easter can also refer to the season of the church year, lasting for fifty days, which follows this holiday and ends at Pentecost. Easter Day is also called the Sunday of the Resurrection.
HP 57 – Easter.mp3 19:00 – 7.79MB
Question: Who introduced todays episode of historypodcast?
George Smith Patton, Jr. was a leading U.S. Army general in World War II. In his 36-year Army career, he was an advocate of armored warfare and commanded major units of North Africa, Sicily, and the European Theater of Operations. Many have viewed Patton as a pure and ferocious warrior, known by the nickname “Old Blood and Guts”, a name given to him after a reporter misquoted his statement that it takes blood and brains to win a war. But history has left the image of a brilliant military leader whose record was also marred by insubordination and some periods of apparent instability. He once said, “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.”
HP56 – General George Patton.mp3 12:24 – 11.5MB
Question: When did Patton graduate from West Point?
Answer: June, 11, 1909
Wall Street is the name of a narrow street in lower Manhattan running east from Broadway downhill to the East River. Considered to be the historical heart of the Financial District, it was the first permanent home of the New York Stock Exchange. The phrase “Wall Street” is also used to refer to American financial markets and financial institutions as a whole. Interestingly, most New York financial firms are no longer headquartered on Wall Street, but elsewhere in lower or midtown Manhattan, Greenwich, Connecticut, or New Jersey. JPMorgan Chase, the last major holdout, sold its headquarters tower at 60 Wall Street to Deutsche Bank in November 2001.
HP55 – Wall Street.mp3 16:42 – 15.4MB
Question: What is the first year Michelle mentions as a stock market crash?
Source: Encyclopedia Britannica
Charles Stewart Parnell (June 27, 1846 – October 6, 1891) was an Irish political leader and one of the most important figures in 19th century Ireland and the United Kingdom; William Ewart Gladstone thought him the most remarkable person he had ever met. A future Liberal Prime Minister, Herbert Henry Asquith, described him as one of the three or four greatest men of the nineteenth century, while Lord Haldane described him as the strongest man the British House of Commons had seen in 150 years.
H54 – Charles Stewart Parnell.mp3 15:19 – 14.2MB
Clare County Library Also used as source for this podcast
Bonnie and Clyde:
Ambush: The Real Story of Bonnie and Clyde
All Times Pacific
10-11pm Caligula: Reign of Madness
8-9pm Save Our History: Alaska’s Bloodiest Battle
9-11pm Alaska: Big America
8-9pm Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence
9-10pm Standing Tall at Auschwitz
10-11pm Deep Sea Detectives: Great Lakes Ghost Ship
History International Channel
9-10pm Cliff Mummies of the Andes
10-11pm Secret Passages: The Cold War
7:30-8pm History’s Turning Points: 1641 AD: The Marriage of Pocahontas
9pm Mythbusters: Franklin’s Kite
National Geographic Channel
3-5pm Blackbeard: Terror at Sea
American Experience: Eugene O’Neill
Hello, I just listened to your podcast. I liked it but there are a few errors. First of all you birth dates wrong. bonnie was born in 1909. Clyde in 1910. 2nd Ted rogers killed bucher in hillsboro Clyde was in the car. Ted rogers looked very much like ray hanillton that’s why he was accused of the killing. 3rd Bonnie was not at that dance with clyde. 4th Bonnie never shot that bar in joplin. 5th Blance did 6 years not 10. her sentence was ten. Henry Methvin did not betray Bonnie and Clyde. Ivy Methvin was taking by the posse ( which included ted Hinton Who wrote the book ambush)and was forced to help the posse. After it was over Hinton and hamer Told Ivy Methvin if he keeps his mouth shut and dosn’t tell the F.B.I. they would drop all the his son had in texas. Ted Hinton Tells this in his book. Why would he lie about that. He said they broke the law to get Bonnie and Clyde Hinton tarnist his carrer by atmiting that. read ambush and Bonnie ans Clyde a twenty first update. I hope you correct there errors. Thanks Dave
The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, also known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, June 4th Incident, or “Political Turmoil between Spring and Summer of 1989″ by the Chinese government, were a series of student-led demonstrations in the People’s Republic of China which occurred between April 15, 1989 and June 4, 1989. The protest is named after the location of the forceful suppression of the movement in Tian’anmen Square, Beijing by the People’s Liberation Army. The protestors came from disparate groups, ranging from intellectuals who believed the Communist Party-led government was too corrupt and repressive, to urban workers who believed Chinese economic reform had gone too far and that the resulting rampant inflation and widespread unemployment was threatening their livelihoods.
HP53 – Tiananmen Square.mp3 19:07 – 17.6MB
I’m reading: Tiananmen Square
Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17), is the Irish feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick (386-493), the patron saint of Ireland. It is a legal holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the overseas territory of Montserrat and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is celebrated worldwide by the Irish and increasingly by many of non-Irish descent. A major parade takes place in Dublin and in most other Irish towns and villages. The five largest parades of recent years have been held in Dublin, New York City, Manchester, Montreal, and Boston. Parades also take place in other places, including London, Paris, Rome, Munich, Moscow, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Copenhagen and throughout the Americas.
HP52 – Saint Patricks Day.mp3 11:33 – 10.7MB
1807 Congress abolishes the African slave trade
1925 First numbered highways
1949 Automatic streetlights are introduced
1969 Soviet Union and Chinese armed forces clash
1929 Congress passes the Jones Act
1944 Train passengers suffocate
1944 First televised Academy Awards
Ice hockey, referred to simply as “hockey” in Canada and the United States, is a team sport played on ice. It is one of the world’s fastest sports, with players on skates capable of going high speeds on natural or artificial ice surfaces. The most prominent ice hockey nations are Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, and the United States. While there are 64 total members of the International Ice Hockey Federation, those seven nations have traditionally dominated the field for decades. Of the sixty medals awarded in men’s competition at the Olympic level between 1920 and 2002, only six did not go to one of those countries (or a former entity thereof, such as Czechoslovakia or the Soviet Union) and only one such medal was awarded above bronze.
HistoryPodcast 50 – Hockey 6:37 – 6.23MB