On March 27, 1976—42 years ago today—the first five stations of Washington, D.C.'s Metro opened to the public, and 50,000 lucky passengers got to experience a new masterpiece of infrastructural design.

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B020 - Is There a Letter in Your Bag For Me? - February 20, 2018

February 20, 2018

On this date in 1792, President Washington signed the Postal Service Act into law, establishing the USPS as a government entity and securing it as a staple in American communication.

Music for this episode is by Borrtex and Podington Bear.

B015 - 55 - January 2, 2018

January 2, 2018

On this date in 1974, President Nixon asked the country to drive slower in order to reduce oil consumption.

Music for this episode was provided by Ian Shepherd, Saxon Shore, and Precious Kindred.