The World and Everything in It is WORLD News Group's daily half-hour audio news magazine, produced Monday-Friday. Play our programs and segments online below, or subscribe to the podcast by clicking the iTunes icon or RSS icon in the right column.
Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 202-709-9595.
A longer week-in-review TW&E program airs weekends on many radio stations. (If you wish to receive both the daily TW&E podcast plus the podcast version of the weekend program, you must subscribe to each separately.)
You are viewing a program segment.
Click here to view the full program.
Hour B, Segment 5
The TW&E History Book
Feb. 5, 1597 — Seen as threat to Japanese society, a group of 20 Japanese Christians and six European missionaries are killed by the government of Japan.
Feb. 2, 1887—Punxsutawney, Pa., holds its first Groundhog Day festival, coinciding with the Christian religious observance of Candlemas.
Feb. 4, 2004—Massachusetts becomes the first state to legalize homosexual marriage. Four members of the state's seven-member Supreme Judicial Court rule that a man should be allowed marry a man and a woman marry a woman. The state legislature blocked attempts to allow Massachusetts voters to decide if the ruling should be overturned by constitutional amendment.