Flashback episode: Civil rights leader Dorothy Height is born - March 24th, 1912 / Exxon Valdez oil spill - March 24, 1989
Hey there, history fans! We're off for today, but please enjoy these flashback episodes from the TDIHC vault, and be sure to tune in Monday for a brand new episode.
On this day in 1912, civil rights leader Dorothy Height was born in Richmond, Virginia.
On this day in 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez dumped 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Elisha Otis installs the first commercial elevator - March 23rd, 1857
On this day in 1857, the first commercial elevator began operation inside a New York City department store.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hugo Grotius escapes prison by hiding in a book chest - March 22nd, 1621
On this day in 1621, Dutch legal scholar Hugo Grotius escaped his imprisonment by hiding inside a book chest.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The U.S. Air Force ejects a black bear from a bomber plane - March 21st, 1962
On this day in 1962, a black bear named Yogi was ejected from a supersonic bomber during a test of the plane’s escape capsule. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A planetary alignment allegedly creates the Black Death - March 20th, 1345
On this day in 1345, the alignment of three planets supposedly caused the Black Death pandemic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.