Today in HisStory – June 8

Jews revolted against Rome by capturing the fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem. (65 AD)

Islam’s prophet Mohammed died and is still dead. (632 AD)

Vikings attacked the church on Lindisfarne Island. This was the first recorded Viking attack in England and began the Viking Age. (793 AD)

John Yukinoura Jirocmon was martyred on the remote Japanese island of Nakai no shima. He died saying, “From here it is not far to Paradise.” (1621)

Commercially made ice cream was first advertised. (1786)

James Madison introduced a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives. (1789)

Washing machine was patented by Noah Cushing. (1824)

US President Andrew Jackson died at age 78. (1845)

US Civil War: US Sanitary Commission, a private relief agencies to support sick and wounded soldiers, was given executive approval. (1861)

US Civil War: Tennessee voted to secede from the Union. (1861)

Ives W McGaffey patented the first vacuum cleaner. (1869)

Congress endorsed the penny post card. (1872)

During the The Russo-Japanese War, US President Theodore Roosevelt sent identical notes to Japan and Russia urging them to negotiate and end hostilities. He offered his personal services as a negotiator. (1909)

Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler’s nova of 1604, was discovered. (1918)

World’s largest flower bloomed in New York Botanical Garden. It was a twelve foot calla lily. (1937)

Discovery of element 93, neptunium, was announced. (1940)

Bing Crosby recorded Silent Night. (1942)

WW2: Dutch Resistance fighter Frans Duwaer was arrested. (1944)

John Rudder became the first black commissioned officer in US marines. (1948)

Siam changed its name to Thailand. (1949)

Film stars Frederic March, John Garfield, Paul Muni, and Edward G. Robinson were named as Communist Party members in a FBI report. (1949)

Topeka, Kansas was devastated by an F5 tornado on the Fujita Scale. It was the first time tornado damage exceeded $100 million in damages. Sixteen people were killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed. (1966)

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, exile of Communist Soviet Union and author, spoke at Harvard decrying lack of moral courage in the West. (1978)

Mormon Church reversed a 148-year- long policy of spiritual discrimination against African-American leadership within the denomination. (1978)

US President Ronald Reagan addressed the British Parliament in his ash heap of history speech where he said freedom and democracy would leave Communism and Marxism on the “ash heap of history.” (1982)

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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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