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.
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The U.S. Navy abolishes flogging - September 28th, 1850
On this day in 1850, an act of Congress outlawed the practice of flogging within the U.S. Navy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The first Santa Claus training school opens - September 27th, 1937
On this day in 1937, the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School opened in Albion, New York.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Alabama Supreme Court upholds the contempt conviction of Mary Hamilton - September 26th, 1963
On this day in 1963, the Alabama Supreme Court upheld the contempt conviction of Mary Hamilton.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
American journalist Barbara Walters is born - September 25th, 1929
On this day in 1929, esteemed broadcast journalist Barbara Walters was born in Boston, Massachusetts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Introducing: In Retrospect with Susie Banikarim and Jessica Bennett
Is there a cultural moment from your past that looks different in retrospect? Maybe it’s a scandalous tabloid story seared into your teenage brain or a political punchline that just feels wrong now. It might be a very specific red swimsuit that inspired a decade of plastic surgery (see: “Baywatch”) or the inescapable smell of an entire generation of prepubescent boys (Axe body spray, anyone?).
Each week on IN RETROSPECT, Emmy-winning journalist Susie Banikarim and New York Times editor Jessica Bennett revisit a pop culture moment from the 80s and 90s that shaped them — to try to understand what it taught us about the world, and a woman’s place in it. Listen to IN RETROSPECT with Susie Banikarim and Jessica Bennett on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-in-retrospect-with-susie-122206786/
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