Today in HisStory – June 7

First Crusaders arrived in Jerusalem. (1099)

Rotterdam, Netherlands was founded. (1340)

England declared war on France. (1557)

English King Charles I ratified the Petition of Rights stating civil liberties his constitutes had. (1628)

The Concord sets sail carrying the first German settlers, Quakers and Mennonites fleeing persecution, toward their new home in Pennsylvania. (1683)

Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica killed 3,000. (1692)

Daniel Boone began exploring Kentucky. (1769)

American Revolutionary War: Richard Lee from Virginia moved for a Declaration of Independence in the Continental Congress. (1776)

Asian cholera killed 6,000 people in Canada. (1832)

The United States and Great Britain agreed to suppress the slave trade. (1862)

US Civil War: In the Battle of Milliken’s Bend, Louisiana, Jefferson Davis’ home was burnt down. (1863)

Theologian Charles Haddon Spurgeon, English Baptist preacher known as the Prince of Preachers, preached his last sermon at the Tabernacle in London. (1891)

Evangelist George Bennard introduced his new hymn, The Old Rugged Cross, during a revival he was conducting at Pokagon, Michigan. Later Billy Graham used the hymn during altar calls at his evangelistic crusades. (1913)

Vatican City became a sovereign state. (1929)

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth became the first English king and queen to visit the United States. (1939)

WW2: USS Yorktown sank near Midway Island during the Battle of Midway. (1942)

WW2: As the Battle of Midway ended, Admiral Nimitz won the first naval defeat of Japan. (1942)

US Supreme Court banned discrimination in interstate travel. (1946)

US Supreme Court decided on Griswold v. Connecticut, legalizing the use of contraception by married couples. (1965)

Sony introduced the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public. (1975)

American missionary Martin Burnham and Filipino nurse Ediborah Yap were killed when the Philippine military launched a raid to rescue them from Islamic radicals who have held them captive in the jungle for more than a year. Burnham’s wife Gracie was freed but suffered a gunshot wound. (2002)

16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare’s plays were first performed, were found under a pub in London. (2012)


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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