Today in HisStory – May 22

The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeated Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. (334 BC)

Constantine, first Roman emperor to consider himself a Christian, died. (337 AD)

Nicean Creed establishing Christ’s divinity was established. (359 AD)

First atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Theatre of the World, was published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp. It had with 70 maps. (1570)

Johann Schutz, a lawyer who spearheaded the Lutheran renewal movement that became known as Pietism, died. Schutz authored the hymn Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above. (1690)

Napoleon supported re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews. (1799)

Reverend Joseph Bullen met with Chickasaw leader Levi Colbert to propose a mission to the Chickasaw Indians. The proposal was well received. (1799)

US first First Lady Martha Washington died. (1802)

First public library opened in Connecticut. (1803)

Former Vice President Aaron Burr, grandson of Jonathan Edwards, was tried for treason and acquitted. (1807)

Townsend Speakman first sold fruit-flavored carbonated drinks. (1807)

The Great Immigration, a massive wagon train made up of 1,000 settlers and 1,000 head of cattle, set off down the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri.  (1843)

Abraham Lincoln received a patent for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions. He was the only US president to have a patent. (1849)

US Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant began the siege on Vicksburg. (1863)

Dr. Jonas King, missionary to Greece, died. (1869)

US Civil War: Amnesty Act restored civil rights to Southerners except 500. (1872)

World Evangelist Lionel Bale Fletcher was born. (1877)

US President Roosevelt signed a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague. (1902)

Wright Brothers patented the aeroplane. (1906)

Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnaped Robert Franks, a fourteen year old who they later kill. They confessed they did it for fun and to create the perfect crime. (1924)

WW2: Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed the Pact of Steel. (1939)

WW2: Dutch Premier De Geer began working with the Nazis. (1940)

First US rocket to reach the edge of space was fired from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. (1946)

Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashed after bombs exploded on board. (1962)

US President Lyndon B. Johnson presented the Great Society creating the welfare state in the US. (1964)

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted.  (1967)

US President Nixon confessed his role in the Watergate cover-up. (1973)

US sailor Michael L Walker was arrested for spying for USSR. (1985)

In the Lewinsky scandal, a federal judge ruled that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury about President Bill Clinton. (1998)

A jury in Birmingham, Alabama convicted former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. (2002)

The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska was wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wide. It only killed one local resident. (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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