Today in HisStory July 22

The second English colony formed off Roanoke Island. (1587)

The Pilgrims, a small congregation of English Separatists led by John Robinson, set sail to the New World. (1620)

US Revolutionary War: George Washington took command of US troops. (1775)

Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada. (1793)

Cleveland, Ohio was founded by General Moses Cleveland. (1796)

US Civil War: Battle of Atlanta took place. (1864)

WW2: 300,000 Warsaw Ghetto Jews were sent to Treblinka Extermination Camp. (1943)

O.J. Simpson pled “Absolutely 100% Not Guilty” of murder. (1974)

US Civil War: US House of Representives voted to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee. (1975)

Jeffrey Dahmer confessed to killing 17 men in 1978. (1991)

Norway was the victim of twin terror attacks. The first was a bomb blast targeting government buildings in central Oslo. The second was a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya. (2011)

Japan’s Funai Electric announced they would manufacture the world’s last videocassette this month. (2016)

 

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About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.
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