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Did This Happen?

Series produced by Grant Baciocco

Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
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Did This Happen? 

Every week (or two), a brand new, family friendly, bite-sized look at history.

DidThisHappen.com is the brainchild of Grant Baciocco, the co-creator and head writer of the popular, family friendly podcast The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd. It was created to open a dialogue between children and their teachers about famous historical figures and moments. Our listeners are encouraged to do their own research into the people and events presented in this show and answer for themselves…Did This Happen?

Did This Happen Theme Music by Kevin MacLeod


55 Pieces

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The Pony Express was a back breaking mail route that got messages across the country in record breaking times around 1861. What important messages...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
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In 1848, gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill in California. Pretty exciting right? Find out in this episode of Did This Happen?

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
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On this episode of Did This Happen?, we are there as the golden spike connecting the transcontinental railroads is driven into the ground!

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:02
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We take a peek back in on the Founding Fathers and see if they’ve gotten any further in their signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is t...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
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The Wright Brothers were adults when their careers started to soar, but what were they like as kids? That’s what we take a look at in this episode ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:02
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There’s some debate as to whether or not Benjamin Franklin actually conducted his famous kite/electricity experiment. We explore one possibility of...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:02
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Hyman Lipman registered the first patent for a pencil with an attached eraser. Well, he did as soon as he found something to write with as we see i...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:02
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There are several theories as to what happened to the people of The Roanoke Colony. We explore one theory in today’s episode of Did This Happen?!

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:02
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Legend has it that during the Napoleonic Wars, the residents of Hartlepool in England once put what they thought was a French spy on trial. We take...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:02
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Legend has it that the sandwich is named after John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. We see exactly how far ahead of his time John Montagu was in...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
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Fourteen year old, Philo T. Farnsworth, continues his work on the electric television. Apparently there was some trouble with some of the early mod...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
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We’re very lucky that Philo T. Farnsworth, as a teenager, didn’t have any distractions like television to keep him from inventing…well…television. ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
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Signed in 1215 in England, The Magna Carta is said to have inspired many constitutional documents including the United States Constitution. Journey...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
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In 1803, Lewis & Clark set out to trek across the Pacific Northwest to find passage to the Pacific Ocean. We are there moments after they started t...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
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Georges Claude is responsible for bringing the first ever neon signs to America when he sold two of them to a Packard Dealership in Los Angeles. We...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
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One of Nikola Tesla’s greatest inventions was The Tesla Coil. However, even from the start, people were confused about what it did and what it was ...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
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Abraham Lincoln has the idea for The Secret Service and he calls William P. Wood to The White House to talk about it in this week’s episode of Did ...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
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Douglas MacArthur was famous for saying, “I shall return!” Did he mean it? Find out all about it in this episode of Did This Happen?!

  • Added: Aug 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:02
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At 63, Annie Edison Taylor decided to make history! What’s even more shocking than what she decided to do is the reason WHY she decided to do it! F...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
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Everyone knows about Paul Revere, but did you know a sixteen year old girl did the same thing he did, except better? We learn about Sybil Ludington...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2012
  • Length: 01:00