Today in HisStory – March 28

Roman Emperor Caligula accepted the titles of the Principate. (37 AD)

Roman Emperor Pertinax was assassinated by Praetorian Guards. They then sold the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus. (193 AD)

Paris was sacked by Viking raiders. (845 AD)

Scottish Parliament passed the Rescissory Act to overthrow Presbyterianism and restore the Anglican episcopacy to Scotland. (1661)

American Revolutionary War: British Parliament passed the Coercive Acts. The Coercive Acts were a series of four acts aiming to restore order in Massachusetts and punish Bostonians for their Tea Party. (1775)

Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia became the first African church in the US. (1796)

Nathaniel Briggs patented a washing machine. (1797)

New York State abolished slavery. (1799)

Senate censured US President Andrew Jackson for taking federal deposits from Bank of US. (1834)

Mexican American War: Mexico dropped diplomatic relations with US. (1845)

First ambulance went into service. (1866)

Greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum and James A Bailey. (1881)

US Salvation Army was officially organized. (1885)

WW1: The first American citizen was killed in the war. (1915)

Jews were expelled from Tel Aviv and Jaffa by Turkish authorities. (1917)

Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affected the Great Lakes region and Deep South states. (1920)

WW2: German Reichstag conferred dictatorial powers on Hitler. (1933)

Bill Gaither, contemporary Gospel songwriter and vocal artist, was born. (1936)

The United States State Department released the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power. (1946)

Worst accident in the history of the U.S. nuclear power industry began when a pressure valve in the Unit-2 reactor at Three Mile Island failed to close. (1979)

US President George H. W. Bush awarded Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal. (1990)


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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