The First Episode of The History Guy podcast

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In the first ever History Guy podcast, we remember two stories of forgotten history about Aviation Accidents. First, in 1966, an SR-71 “Blackbird” disintegrated at 78,000 feet. The pilot’s first thought was, “No one could live through what just happened. Therefore, I must be dead.” Second is about a photo op in June 1966, involving an XB-70A No. 2, an F-4 Phantom, an F-5, a T-38 Talon, and an F-104 Starfighter, which went terribly wrong.

It is history that deserves to be remembered.

Horsepower: James Watt and the Transition from Horse to Steam

How much power is there in a horsepower, where does the term come from, and how did it become the most common way of talking about the power of a car engine? In fact the history of horsepower begins in the 18th century, and with a man whose name has become synonymous with a measurement of power – James Watt. It is history that deserves to be remembered.

The Great Paris Moustache Strike of 1907

In 1907, class friction in France was coming to a boil. In defiance of the strict rules being placed on them from their employers and high-class Parisians, men across Paris were walking off the job, determined not to be humiliated any longer. A great strike had begun, and the working class men who embodied it weren’t going to go back to work until they got what they deserved – moustaches.