Today in HisStory – May 4

Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury was the final battle between Lancaster and York. The Prince of Wales, Edward of Westminster, was killed. King Edward IV was restored to his crown. (1471)

The Moravians in Pennsylvania established the Moravian Women’s Seminary at Bethlehem, the first educational institution of its kind established in colonial America. (1746)

American Revolutionary War: Rhode Island declared independence from England. (1776)

American Academy of Arts and Science was founded in Boston. (1778)

Michigan ended the death penalty. (1846)

During Haymarket Square Riot in Chicago, Illinois, a bomb was thrown at a squad of policemen attempting to break up a labor rally. (1886)

Construction began on the Panama Canal. (1904)

Al Capone entered Atlanta Penitentiary after being convicted of income tax evasion. (1932)

Pulitzer Prize for Literature was awarded to Ernest Hemingway for The Old Man & The Sea. (1953)

First Grammy Awards were held. Perry Como and Ella Fitzgerald won. (1959)

After an unknown shot was fired, and the National Guard opened fire killing four rioters at Kent State University in Ohio. (1970)

US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a New York statute exempting church-owned property from taxation. (1970)

The Don’t Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to Greenpeace Foundation. (1972)

Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. (1979)

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski was sentenced to four life sentences plus 30 years. (1998)


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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