History, Large and Small

1815 Eruption of Mount Tambora
The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
May 6, 2020 – 15:43
In 1815, the volcano Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa in the Dutch East Indies erupted in the most explosive volcanic eruption in human history. The explosion affected the world’s climate, changing history in surprising ways. The History Guy recalls the forgotten history of the year without a summer.

 


Peanuts and Forgotten History
The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
May 8, 2020 – 12:30
Peanuts are a billion dollar a year industry in the United States. From a South American herb to a product that 90% of Americans eat on a regular basis, the story of how peanuts have pleased palates throughout history deserves to be remembered.

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