August 23rd: Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact Is Signed
On August 23, 1939, the Nazi-Soviet nonaggression pact is signed, clearing the way to World War II.
August 22nd: Fannie Lou Hamer Speaks Out For Civil Rights
August 24th: England Adopts the Book of Common Prayer
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.