Today in HisStory – March 29

John Winthrop, first governor of Massachusetts Colony, set sail for America. (1630)

First Swedish colonists in America established a Lutheran settlement at Fort Christiana. This was the first permanent white settlement in the Colony of Delaware. (1638)

Beethoven debuted as a pianist in Vienna. (1795)

Republic of Switzerland was formed. (1798)

Thousands of Whites were massacred in Haiti by their former slaves. (1804)

Construction was authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway. (1806)

20,000 attend Ludwig Von Beethoven’s burial in Vienna. (1827)

Winfield Scott Weeden, hymn writer and author of I Surrender All, was born. He also led music and singing schools for the YMCA and Christian Endeavor. (1847)

Niagara Falls stopped flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam. (1848)

Ohio made it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day. (1852)

US Congress first approved building the Lincoln Memorial. (1867)

Captain Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near the South Pole, made last entry in his diary, “the end cannot be far.” (1912)

Jack Benny debuted on radio on Ed Sullivan’s New York interview program. (1932)

WW2: Movie star Jimmy Stewart was promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years. (1945)

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of spying for the Russians. (1951)

23rd Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified. It allowed Washington, D.C. residents to vote in presidential elections. (1961)

Vietnam War: US troops withdrew from Vietnam. (1974)

Eight Ohio National Guardsmen were indicted for shooting four Kent State students. (1976)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 10006.78. It was above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever. (1999)

The Republic of Ireland became the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants. (2004)

Man’s body was found inside a 7m long reticulated python in Sulawesi, Indonesia. (2017)

UK Prime Minister Teresa May sent a letter to the EU invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and formally triggering Brexit. (2017)


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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