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On This Day – 11th August

Posted on: Tue 11 Aug 2020

On this day in history;

In 480BC – Death of Leonidas King of Sparta at the hands of the Persians led by Xerxes, a battle was made famous by the film 300 which was based on a comic by the same name

1924 – Newsreel pictures were taken of U.S. presidential candidates for the first time. The footage showed images of Calvin Coolidge, John W. Davis, and Robert La Follette during their campaigns.

2008 was the day American vacation rental online marketplace company, Airbnb, was founded and can now be used in 191 countries

Producer Caitlin Ellen More joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to speak on these events in history

Produced by Caitlin Ellen Moore
Image sourced from Flickr


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