Reflections of History

April 13th: Thomas Jefferson Is Born

April 13th: Thomas Jefferson Is Born

Reflections of History - April 13, 2022 - 06:55

On April 13th, 1743, in Albermale County, Virginia, Thomas Jefferson was born.

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April 12, 2022 - 05:53
On April 12th, 1955, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Jonas Salk’s vaccine for polio was approved.

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On April 14th, 1912, in the North Atlantic Ocean, the mighty ship Titanic sank.

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.