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Episode List


Season 1

1 Feb. 1953
The Landing of the Hindenberg (May 5, 1937)
The German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg catches fire while attempting to dock in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36 people in the process.
8 Feb. 1953
The Capture of Jesse James
On April 3, 1882, Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford, a member of his own gang.
15 Feb. 1953
The Boston Tea Party (December 12, 1773)
The Sons of Liberty destroy a shipment of tea sent by the East India Company in defiance of the Tea Act, setting the stage for the American Revolutionary War.
22 Feb. 1953
The Capture of John Dillinger (January 25, 1934)
Public Enemy Number One John Dillinger is captured by the Indiana state police after a bank robbery in Chicago.
1 Mar. 1953
The Final Hours of Joan of Arc (May 30, 1431)
Joan of Arc prepares for her imminent execution.
8 Mar. 1953
The Assassination of Julius Caesar (March 15, 44 B.C.)
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
15 Mar. 1953
The Hamilton-Burr Duel (July 11, 1804)
Alexander Hamilton is killed in a duel with US Vice President Aaron Burr.
22 Mar. 1953
The Discovery of Anesthesia (October 16, 1846)
The Boston dentist William Thomas Green Morton publicly demonstrates the use of anesthesia for the first time.
29 Mar. 1953
The Witch Trial at Salem, Massachusetts (August 1692)
In Salem, Massachusetts, accused witches are sentenced to death.
5 Apr. 1953
The Conquest of Mexico (1519)
Hernán Cortés and his conquistadors land in Mexico.
12 Apr. 1953
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
On February 24, 1868, US President Andrew Johnson is impeached by the House of Representatives for removing Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton from office.
19 Apr. 1953
The Ordeal of Galileo
Galileo Galilei is tried by the Inquisition and forced to recant his assertion that the Earth orbits the sun.
26 Apr. 1953
The Signing of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776)
The task of drafting a declaration of independence that will express the prevailing sentiment of a politically diversified population faces the Continental Congress.
3 May 1953
The Death of Socrates (399 B.C.)
After Socrates is found guilty of corrupting his students, he is forced to commit suicide by ingesting the poison hemlock.
10 May 1953
The Rise of Adolph Hitler (September 9, 1938)
Adolf Hitler consolidates his power in Germany.
17 May 1953
The Conquest of Yellow Fever
Dr. Walter Reed's research indicates that mosquitoes are carriers of yellow fever.
24 May 1953
The Defense of the Alamo
On February 23, 1836, the arrival of General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Army surprised the Texians and Tejanos and as the defenders saw it, the Alamo was the key to the defense of Texas.
31 May 1953
The Dreyfus Case
The French artillery officer Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of communicating French military secrets to the German Embassy in Paris, initiating a political scandal that rocks the Third Republic.
7 Jun. 1953
The Signing of the Magna Carta
On June 15, 1215, King John of England is forced by rebellious barons to sign the Magna Carta..
14 Jun. 1953
The Escape of Rudolf Hess
Rudolf Hess escapes from Germany on May 10, 1941 and parachuted to safety in Scotland. He is convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials and imprisoned in Spandau Prison in West Berlin.
21 Jun. 1953
The Treason of Benedict Arnold
In 1780, Benedict Arnold was accused of the treasonous act of giving the plans of West Point, one of America's strongest forts to the British.
28 Jun. 1953
The Burning of the Alamo
On March 6, 1836, Mexican troops attack and burn the Alamo Mission at San Antonio, Texas.

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