“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.”
Aldous Huxley, Collected Essays
"History maketh a young man to be old, without either wrinkles or gray hairs; privileging him with the experience of age, without either the infirmities or inconveniences thereof. "
It all started as an emailed subscription but is now a syndicated radio program heard on radio stations across the country, as well as in more than 120 countries around the world via the Armed Forces Radio Network. (Coming soon: our 3,000th episode!)
Each program features a few bits of history with soundbites and music; some events historic, others trivial, all entertaining. Besides notable events like the attack on Pearl Harbor or the signing of the Declaration of Independence, you will also hear about events not covered in history books like the origination of Buffalo Wings, the issue of the first American social security check or when beer first became available in cans,
If you would like to find out where you can hear Ward's Daily Almanac, listen to some sample episodes and even look up events that happened on your birthday, click here. (This opens a new site.)
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Daily Almanac, audiobooks and more!
Each book is illustrated and is designed for each month of the year. Twelve books in all, each offer a unique look into our past and is a must for the bookshelf for anyone interested in history, trivia or entertaining light reading.
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