Today in HisStory – April 29

Joan of Arc liberated Orleans for French. (1429)

Flemish woman introduced the practice of starching linen into England. (1553)

First Anglican worship service took place in America at Jamestown. (1607)

First US Rubber patent was granted to Jacob F Hummel. (1813)

First edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published. (1852)

US Civil War: Maryland’s House of Delegates voted against seceding from Union. (1861)

US Civil War: New Orleans fell to Union forces. (1862)

Irish republicans abandoned the post office in Dublin and surrendered unconditionally, marking the end of the Easter Rising, (1916)

The Navigators began when founder Dawson Trotman began the work in San Pedro, California. (1933)

WW2: US troops liberated the oldest Nazi concentration camp, Dachau in Bavaria, West Germany. (1945)

WW2: Hitler married Eva Braun as troops surrounded Berlin. (1945)

Vietnam War: 50,000 US and South Vietnamese troops invaded Cambodia. (1970)

Vietnam War: In Operation Frequent Wind, U.S. began to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover, ending all US involvement in the war. (1975)

Vietnam War: Charles McMahon and Darwin Judge were the last two United States servicemen killed in Vietnam during the war. (1975)

The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 came into force, outlawing production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons among its signatories. (1997)

World War II monument opened in Washington D.C. (2004)


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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