May 13th: Pope John Paul II Is Shot
On May 13, 1981, in the Vatican City, Pope John Paul II was shot by a would-be assassin.
May 12th: The USSR Lifts Its Blockade Of Berlin
May 16th: President Andrew Johnson Faces Removal
About The Show
C13Originals and Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Jon Meacham, co-creators of the Webby Award-winning Best Podcast Series It Was Said and the acclaimed podcast Hope,Through History, join together again on a daily series that guides listeners through critical moments in our history. Every Monday through Friday, Meacham travels back to impactful events that occurred on that date in history—the birth of a visionary filmmaker, the debut of an iconic athlete, the discovery of a lifesaving cure, a triumphant legal victory. You’ll learn how that event shaped politics, art, culture, sports and science, and why it’s still relevant today.