Past Access: DID YOU KNOW?

Past Access: DID YOU KNOW?

By Pete Collman
Past Access DYK covers everything from travel and society to history and pop culture and everything in between.
The Executioner of Prague
Executioner of Prague, Jan Mydlar, was a well known 17th-century man of the sword. His duty to his craft of torture and execution came in direct conflict with his personal sentiments with the condemned noblemen of the uprising known as the Battle of White Mountain. In 1621, the 27 noblemen that organized the protestant uprising we led from the gallows to the execution site in Prague's Old Town Square. Waiting for them, with sword in hand, Jan Mydlar......the Executioner of Prague.
14:23
April 19, 2020
Titanic Figure - Molly Brown
Many know of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. The list of those that were lost and those that survived is a mixture of rich and poor. One such woman of wealth proved to not only be a surviver of this disaster but also an ally to the poor and forgotten.  The "unsinkable" Molly Brown was a larger than life figure that was ahead of her time.  Tonight, Pete Collman takes us back to the cold April night in 1912 to describe Margaret Browns' crucible moment and her subsequent tenacity for justice for the survivors of the RMS Titanic disaster.
19:35
March 19, 2020
The 1970 Marshall University Plane Crash
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Marshall University plane crash that took the lives of the 75 member football team, coaching staff, and boosters.  Join Pete Collman as DYK looks back at the crash and the rebirth of this proud collegiate football program that rose from the ashes of tragedy to the joy of gridiron triumph.
13:28
March 19, 2020