Today in HisStory – April 5

Saint Patrick returned to Ireland as a missionary bishop. (456 AD)

Scottish King James I returned to Scotland after 18 years of detention at the English court. (1424)

Pocahontas married John Rolf in Colonial Jamestown. (1614)

The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth on a return trip to England. (1621)

Jacob Roggeveen discovered Easter Island. (1722)

American Revolutionary War: British Parliament passed the Sugar Tax on the American colonies. (1764)

US President George Washington cast the first presidential veto. (1792)

Hans Nielsen Hauge, founder of Norwegian Pietism, experienced a spiritual renewal where he was “filled with divine joy” and instructed to preach the Gospel throughout Norway. He was jailed often for preaching the power of the Holy Spirit and spiritual renewal. (1796)

Robert Raikes, English philanthropist regarded as the founder of the modern Sunday School movement, died. (1811)

Matthew Simpson, powerful evangelist and abolitionist, saddled his horse and rode out on his first circuit. (1834)

Booker T. Washington, educator and leader in the African American community, was born a slave. (1854)

Anne Sullivan taught the word “water” to Helen Keller. (1887)

Firestone Company started producing inflatable tires. (1923)

WW2: Membership in Hitler Youth, which included Sunday meetings, became obligatory. Children and youth were no longer able to attend church because they would miss the meetings. (1939)

WW2: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura were executed by the Germans. (1944)

Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, Soviet spies, were sentenced to death. (1951)

US President Dwight Eisenhower was inaugurated during the Presidential Prayer Breakfast. (1953)

Elvis Presley recorded his debut single, That’s All Right. (1854)

Winston Churchill resigned as British Prime Minister. (1955)

Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occurred in many U.S. cities. (1969)

World Trade Center, then the world’s tallest building, opened in New York. (1974)

Earth’s first contact with the extra-terrestrial Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe happened. (2063)


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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