Hear the stories that propelled us to the present day through insights that lend perspective to our world with a nod to our own humanity. Britannica media editor Kurt Heintz, together with Emily Goldstein and Meg Matthias, is on a mission to spotlight poignant and noteworthy events for every day of the year.
Kurt Heintz of Encyclopædia Britannica describes what led to impeachment hearings against U.S. President Richard Nixon, which began on May 9, 1974, and how Christopher Columbus fared on his fourth and final voyage, which launched on May 9, 1502.
Kurt Heintz of Encyclopædia Britannica explores the nursing career and social activism of Florence Nightingale, whose nightly wanderings through medical wards earned her the nickname “Lady with the Lamp.”
Kurt Heintz of Encyclopædia Britannica tells the story of the first Latino rock and roller: Ritchie Valens. Plus, the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II and a psychologist with a talent for winning game shows.