Hear the stories that propelled us to the present day through insights that lend perspective to our world with a nod to our own humanity. Britannica media editor Kurt Heintz, together with Emily Goldstein and Meg Matthias, is on a mission to spotlight poignant and noteworthy events for every day of the year.
In this special holiday episode of On This Day, Kurt Heintz of Encyclopaedia Britannica explores the origins, purpose, and controversies of the Easter holiday. Plus—doesn't Easter have something to do with eggs?
Kurt Heintz of Encyclop?dia Britannica describes what led to impeachment hearings against U.S. President Richard Nixon, which began on May 9, 1974, and how Christopher Columbus fared on his fourth and final voyage, which launched on May 9, 1502.
Kurt Heintz of Encyclop?dia Britannica explores the nursing career and social activism of Florence Nightingale, whose nightly wanderings through medical wards earned her the nickname “Lady with the Lamp.”