Today in HisStory – May 5

Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. (1260)

During British Civil War, King Charles I surrendered in Scotland. (1646)

Napoleon Bonapart died in exile. (1821)

US Civil War: Battle between Confederate and Union ships took place at mouth of Roanoke. (1864)

First US train robbery took place in North Bend, Ohio. (1865)

The Bay View Tragedy occurred as National guardsmen fired upon a crowd of unarmed mill worker protestors on strike in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing seven. (1886)

Music Hall, later named Carnegie Hall, opened in New York. Tchaikovsky was the guest conductor. (1891)

High school biology teacher John T. Scopes  was arrested for teaching the theory of evolution in his Dayton, Tennessee classroom. (1925)

Haile Selassie, missionary to Ethiopia, who was forced to leave the church of 48 converts, returned exactly 5 years later to find 10,000 converts. (1936, 1941)

First modern perfume, Chanel No. 5, was released (1941)

Gandhi was freed from prison. (1944)

WW2: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler’s death, ordered all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases. (1945)

WW2: Six were killed in Oregon by a Japanese bomb. (1945)

West Germany was granted full sovereignty by its three occupying powers. (1955)

Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. became the first American in Space. (1961)

West Side Story soundtrack album went #1 and stayed #1 for 54 weeks, which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album. (1962)

Vietnam War: First large-scale US Army ground units arrived in South Vietnam. (1965)

Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ended as British SAS and police stormed the building. (1980)

Eugene Antonio Marino became the first black Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S. (1988)

Scientists announced the discovery of the oldest and most distant galaxy known to man, EGS-zs8-1. (2015)


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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