Today in HisStory – March 16

Babylonians captured Jerusalem and replaced Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king. (597 BC)

Native American chief visited the colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts. (1621)

James Madison, author of the US Constitution and forth president of the United States, was born. (1751)

A law was signed to establish the US Military Academy in West Point, New York. (1802)

Ohio authorized high school night classes. (1829)

Scotland Yard was established. (1830)

New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever was with 31 shares traded. (1830)

Constitution of the Republic of Texas was approved. (1836)

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter was published. (1850)

US Civil War: Edward Clark became the Governor of Texas. He replaced Sam Houston who was evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy. (1861)

US Civil War: Arizona Territory voted to leave the Union. (1861)

US Civil War: Confederate government appointed commissioners to Britain. (1861)

An article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery was published. (1867)

Hiram R. Revels made the first official speech by an African American in the Senate. (1869)

Barnum and Bailey Circus debuted. (1881)

US Senate ratified a treaty establishing the Red Cross. (1882)

The world’s first liquid-fueled rocket was launched at Auburn, Massachusetts. (1926)

Comedian Jerry Lewis was born. (1926)

WW2: Adolf Hitler ordered German rearmament in violation of The Treaty of Versailles. (1935)

US President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war. (1955)

New English Bible was published. (1970)

Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolished slavery and ratified the 13th Amendment. (1995)

Dow-Jones hit a record 4069.15. (1995)


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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