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Month: January 2018

The Canadian Ironman

The Canadian Ironman

Hello folks! Today we tell the story of a French-Canadian soldier who willingly faced death again and again in World War II and in Korea, singlehandedly accomplishing feats you’d expect from entire platoons of soldiers. And when he was badly injured and about to be sent home, he refused, taking off to continue to fight. It’s the story of Canadian ironman Leo Major. We appreciate you listening to our stories and sharing them with your friends. https://media.blubrry.com/theuntoldhistory/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/theuntoldhistory.podbean.com/mf/web/wmbt37/The_Untold_History_podcast_23_Leo_Major.mp3Podcast: Play in new…

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The First Woman Convicted of Bank Robbery in Kentucky

The First Woman Convicted of Bank Robbery in Kentucky

Lillian Grace Browder and her husband, Carl, were involved in a daring bank robbery in West Louisville, Kentucky, in 1929, leading to Grace’s arrest and conviction of the crime, the first woman thus convicted in the state. Today we tell her story. You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or on your favorite podcast app. We can also be found on the web at theuntoldhistory.com or on Twitter @UHPodcast. Thanks for listening! https://media.blubrry.com/theuntoldhistory/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/theuntoldhistory.podbean.com/mf/web/cawt3i/The_Untold_History_podcast_22_Grace_Browder.mp3Podcast: Play in new…

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George Washington, Landlord in Chief

George Washington, Landlord in Chief

We’ve all heard of George Washington’s story: Virginia plantation owner, British officer in the French and Indian War, commander of American forces in the Revolution, and the first President of the United States. Did you know that he was a major western landowner? Today we tell the story of George Washington and some squatters on his Appalachian land. You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Feedburner, or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on the web…

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The Prophetess

The Prophetess

In 1814, 64 year old religious prophetess Joanna Southcott declared that she was pregnant with the second coming of Jesus Christ. Today on the Untold History we tell you her story. You can subscribe to The Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast. We appreciate you listening and sharing our podcast with your friends. Thanks! (Picture of Joanna Southcott by Wm. Sharp – http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/Devonshire_Characters_and_Strange_Events.djvu/page467-791px-Devonshire_Characters_and_Strange_Events.djvu.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11449631) https://media.blubrry.com/theuntoldhistory/p/dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/theuntoldhistory.podbean.com/mf/web/sh3p68/The_Untold_History_podcast_Joanna_Southcott.mp3Podcast: Play…

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The Straw Hat Riots of 1922

The Straw Hat Riots of 1922

Men used to wear straw hats during the summer. It was a fashion faux pas not to replace those hats with felt ones after the 15th of September, at the risk of humiliation or worse. And worse arrived in 1922 with the Straw Hat Riots in New York City. Today we tell you that story. You can subscribe to the Untold History on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast. Thanks for…

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