Scott praises WCHL, and we discuss great inventions in history – and the famous quotes that often go with them.
The ACC is created, the 27th Amendment is ratified, Roger Bannister runs the four-minute mile, and the most expensive building in North Carolina is built. (It’s Morehead Planetarium!)
The Freedom Riders begin their journey into the South; Rhode Island declares its independence; and two individuals in Raleigh take a stand for civil rights.
Scott and Aaron celebrate Voice Day! Also, Paul Revere rides through Boston, two Civil War generals meet at Bennett Place, and Connecticut finally ratifies the Bill of Rights…in 1939.
On how major fires can shift a community’s history – often for worse, but sometimes for better.
In which Scott and Aaron reflect on the crazy names of history – and wonder if future humans will think of our names as crazy too.
Dave Thomas finally graduates; the corkscrew and the wetsuit are invented; the US buys Alaska; Jonas Salk unveils his polio vaccine; and the author of “Happy Birthday” is born.
Remembering events in North Carolina history that highlight both inspiring heroes…and disturbing trends.
Babe Ruth gets his start in Fayetteville, FDR is inaugurated, the telephone is patented, and a popular early PC is introduced. (Also, Scott and Aaron discuss the March of Dimes.)
Lamenting how long it takes to see needed change – and celebrating the activists who pushed for it anyway.