10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America

10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America is a ten-hour, ten-part television series that aired on the History Channel from April 9 through April 13, 2006. It was later became a published book with the same title.


The ten days featured in the series, in chronological order:


May 26, 1637

The Mystic Massacre of the Pequot War
January 25, 1787

Shays Rebellion in Western Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays
January 24, 1848

The beginning of the California Gold Rush
September 17, 1862

The Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War
July 6, 1892

The Homestead Strike in Homestead, Pennsylvania
September 6, 1901

The assassination of President William McKinley
July 21, 1925

The infamous Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tennessee
July 16, 1939

Albert Einstein sends his letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt urging him to explore nuclear weaponry
September 9, 1956

Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show
June 21, 1964

Civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner being murdered in Philadelphia, Mississippi

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