Today in HisStory – May 13

Mary Queen of Scots was defeated at the Battle of Langside. (1568)

Jamestown settlers arrived and established the first permanent English colony in America. (1607)

Cardinal Richelieu of France reputedly created the table knife. (1637)

A statute enacted in Rhode Island offered freemanship with no specifically Christian requirements which enfranchised Jews. (1665)

Arthur Phillip set sail with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay, Australia. (1787)

Republic of Ecuador was founded. (1830)

Mexican War: US President Polk declared war on Mexico. (1846)

US Civil War: Queen Victoria announced Britain’s position of neutrality. (1861)

US Civil War: Private John Jefferson Williams of B Company, 34th Regiment Indiana Infantry, was the last man killed in the war. (1865)

Women’s suffrage march organized by Alice Paul and led by Inez Milholland marched through Washington. (1913)

WW1: US Secretary of State Bryan sent a note to Germany demanding that Germany disavow the attacks on the Lusitania and make immediate reparations. (1915)

Near Fatima, Portugal, three shepherd children reported that Mary, the mother of Jesus, had appeared to them. (1917)

In Tallahassee, Florida, the State legislature passed a bill requiring daily Bible readings in all public schools. (1925)

Great Dustbowl Storm swept across US prairies. (1934)

WW2: Winston Churchill said, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. (1940)

WW2: US sentenced 58 camp guards of Nazi Mauthausen Concentration Camp to death. (1946)

US Federal education funding was denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. (1966)

Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca shot and seriously wounded Pope John Paul II in an assassination attempt. (1981)

Approximately 2,000 students began a hunger strike in Tienanmen Square, China. (1989)

Three astronauts simultaneous walked in space for the first time. (1992)

Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa María, was discovered off the northern coast of Haiti. (2014)

22 year old UK blogger halted the spread of global ransomware cyber-attack by accidentally identifying kill switch. (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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