Today in HisStory – June 5

Titus and his Roman legions breached the middle wall of Jerusalem. (70 AD)

Felix, Bishop of Tibiuca in North Africa, was hauled before the magistrate of his city and ordered to hand over Christian books in compliance with an imperial decree. He refused. (303 AD)

50 Christians, including St. Boniface on his last missionary trip to Frisen, were martyred by pagans. (754 AD)

Russian Prince Vladimir was saved and baptized and established the Russian Orthodox Church. The Russian Orthodox Church was made the official Russian religion, and thousands of Russians chose to convert to Christianity. (988 AD)

Counts Egmont and Hoorn were beheaded at Brussels by Spanish overlords. This caused such a furious resistance, it freed the Netherlands from Spain and embedded Calvinism as the principal form of Christianity. (1568)

US Congress prohibited citizens from serving in foreign armed forces. (1794)

A Turkish tribunal condemned Mark of Smyrna to die by the sword after torturing him. He had previously betrayed his Christian faith but, ashamed of his behavior, renounced Islam and testified to the gospel although it meant sure death. (1801)

Rafaravavy Rasalama was one of the Christians who took part in the first observance of the Lord’s Supper on Madagascar at the Ambatonakanga church. She would also become the island’s first martyr under the persecutions initiated by Queen Ranavalona I. (1831)

The first episode of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published in serial form in National Era Magazine. (1851)

Sultan Bargash closed the slave market of Zanzibar, Tanzania. (1873)

Storm and floods killed over 100,000 in Bombay. (1882)

The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departed Paris. (1883)

William Tecumseh Sherman, general of the Union Army during the Civil War, refused the Republican presidential nomination saying, “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.” (1884)

Chinese revolutionists, known as Boxers, beheaded lay preacher Chen Dayong at Yanqing, and hacked his wife and daughter to death. (1900)

WW1: 10 million US men began registering for the draft. (1917)

Great Depression: Gold standard monetary system was abolished in the US. (1933)

WW2: United States declared war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania. (1942)

WW2: General Eisenhower decided D-Day invasion in Normandy, France was set for June 6. (1945)

WW2: German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel went on leave just before the D-Day landings by the Allies. (1945)

WW2: Allies marched into Rome and took over. (1945)

US Secretary of State George Marshall outlined the Marshall Plan which gave US economic support for the rebuilding of Western Europe after the war. (1947)

State of siege was proclaimed in Iran. Ayatollah Khomeini was arrested. (1963)

The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War began. The Israelis were surrounded on every side by Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, yet won the war in six days with only 1,000 casualties compared to the Arabs 20,000 casualties. Israel took control of the Sinai Desert, the city of Jerusalem, and the west bank of the Jordan River. (1967)

Bobby Kennedy, presidential candidate and brother of US President John Kennedy, was assassinated. (1968)

AIDS Epidemic officially began when US Centers for Disease Control reported on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles. (1981)

Russian orthodox church celebrated its 1,000th anniversary. (1988)

US President Ronald Reagan died. (2004)

The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden were published by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK. (2013)


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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