Reflections of History

July 12th: The Battle of Fort Stevens

July 12th: The Battle of Fort Stevens

Reflections of History - July 12, 2022 - 04:40

On July 12, 1864, the Battle of Fort Stevens threatens Washington, D.C.

Previous Episode

July 11th: Skylab Disintegrates

July 11, 2022 - 05:38
On July 11, 1979, the American Space Station Skylab Disintegrates.

Next Episode

July 13th: The Northwest Ordinance

July 13, 2022 - 04:37
On July 13th, 1787, the Continental Congress passes the Northwest Ordinance, setting a new policy on slavery.

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.