Today in HisStory – March 27

Spaniard Juan Ponce de León and his expedition first sighted Florida. (1513)

Elizabeth Dirks, one of the first woman preachers of the reformation, was martyred by drowning. (1549)

Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascended to the English throne. (1625)

American Revolutionary War: Thomas Jefferson was elected to the Continental Congress. (1775)

The modern shoelace, string, and shoe holes were invented in England. (1790)

The United States Government established a permanent navy and authorized the building of six frigates. (1794)

First Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio. (1836)

Abraham Gesner patented kerosene. (1855)

US Civil War: American Confederate President Jefferson Davis called for this to be a day of fasting & prayer. (1863)

US President Andrew Johnson vetoed the civil rights bill which later becomes 14th amendment. (1866)

Andrew Rankin patented the urinal. (1866)

First long-distance telephone call was made from Boston to New York. (1884)

First Japanese cherry blossom trees were planted in Washington, D.C. (1912)

First successful blood transfusion took place in Brussels. (1914)

Typhoid Mary, Mary Mallon, was arrested and returned to quarantine on North Brother Island, New York after spending five years evading health authorities and causing several further outbreaks of typhoid. (1915)

Lillian Trasher, missionary to Egypt known as Mother of the Nile, left Egypt by order of the British government. She returned 10 years later. (1919)

First US radio broadcast was transmitted from a ship at sea. (1930)

WW2: Japan left the League of Nations. (1933)

WW2: In the Aktion against children, Nazis collected all the Jewish children of Lovno. (1944)

WW2: General Eisenhower declared German defenses on Western Front were broken. (1945)

Steve McQueen made his network TV debut in Goodyear Playhouse. (1955)

Nikita Khrushchev became the Soviet Premier and First Secretary of the Communist Party. (1958)

Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel ordered all Roman Catholic schools in the New Orleans diocese to end segregation. (1962)

Great Alaska Earthquake 9.2 magnitude and resulting tsunami killed 139. It was the largest US earthquake and the second largest ever recorded. (1964)

583 died in aviation’s worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collided at Tenerife Airport in the Canary Islands. (1977)

US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 cops can’t randomly stop cars. (1979)

Mount St Helens became active after 123 years. (1980)

32nd perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet is predicted to happen. (2134)


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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