John Harvey Kellogg was born on this day in 1852.

Podcast: John Harvey Kellogg
Last year, we talked with then-Secretary of Education John B. King on the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which we're sharing today as part of Black History Month.

Podcast: Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation with John B. King
ICYMI, here's past hosts' podcast on Bass Reeves.

Podcast: Who was the real Lone Ranger?
Happy (or maybe creepy) birthday, Wilhelm Grimm, born in 1786.

A Grim Tale: The Brothers Grimm
The first polio vaccines were administered on this day in 1954. From our archive.

Podcast: Polio: The Dread Disease
James Armistead's enlistment in the Revolutionary War was under General Lafayette.

Double Agent: James Armistead and the American Revolution
Here are the show notes for today's podcast!

Show Notes: Jamaica's Maroon Wars
Atlanta folks: The Alliance Theater is debuting a new play about the bombing at The Temple that we talked about on Monday's show. It runs from today through March 12!

The Temple Bombing
Happy birthday to Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Here's yesterday's podcast on the 1958 bombing of The Temple in Atlanta.

Podcast: Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple
This is the fantastic puzzle listener Erin sent us that we talked about in yesterday's episode! I can't wait to get to work on it! #ourlistenersarethebest #puzzle #history #podcast
ICYMI, here's our recent show on Edmonia Lewis, also a recent Google doodle.

Edmonia Lewis
NASCAR was founded on this day in 1948, an event tied right to the history of moonshine.

Podcast: A Brief History of Moonshine
In case you missed it, one of our recent podcasts is on Ira Frederick Aldridge, the first black man to earn fame on the Shakespearean stage.

Ira Frederick Aldridge, Famous Unknown Shakespearean
Most people associate the 1936 Berlin Olympics with African-American sprinter Jesse Owens. Yet the games were successful in terms of Nazi propaganda: More nations than ever participated, and the Olympic torch was used for the first time.

Podcast: The Nazi Games and Jesse Owens
Today is the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which set the stage for the mass removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans from the West Coast. This our two-parter on it from last week. Part 2 is here >>> [ Link ]

Podcast: Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1
Aaron Burr was arrested for treason on this day in 1807. This podcast on it is from our archive.

Podcast: A Conspiracy Starring Aaron Burr