Today in HisStory – June 11

In the Trojan War, Troy was sacked and burned. (1184 BC)

The Hundred Years’ War started with the Battle of Jargeau. (1429)

England granted Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore and colonize North America. (1578)

Benjamin Franklin invented his Franklin stove. (1742)

Captain James Cooke discovered Great Barrier Reef off Australia. (1770)

American Revolutionary War: Continental Congress created a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence. Including in the committee included Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston. (1776)

Iowa Territory was organized. (1838)

David C. Cook, pioneer developer of Sunday School curriculum, was born. (1850)

Comstock silver load was discovered near Virginia City, Nevada. (1859)

Spanish-American War: First 600 US Marines landed at Guantanamo, Cuba. (1898)

Brazil’s first Pentecostal Church was established. (1918)

Mildred Cable and the Chinese Trio left Hwo Chow to set out for Central Asia, uncertain what and where the Lord is calling them. Years later they would have preached the gospel to hundreds of cities and villages in the Gobi desert. (1923)

Charles Lindbergh was awarded the first Distinguished Flying Cross. (1927)

Presbyterian Church of America was founded at Philadelphia. (1936)

WW2: Heinrich Himmler ordered liquidation of Nazi ghettos in occupied Poland. (1943)

WW2: USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, was commissioned. (1944)

Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escaped from Alcatraz Island prison. They were the only ones to do so. (1962)

US President JFK said, “Segregation is morally wrong.” (1963)

Evangelist Prem Pradhan was released from prison in Nepal where he had been incarcerated for his witness about Christ. He became an educator and accepted hundreds of orphans whom he, his wife, and assistants reared in the Christian faith. (1965)

Six Day War ended with Israel gaining West Bank and Jerusalem. (1967)

John Wayne died. (1979)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, directed by Steven Spielberg, was released. (1982)

US Supreme Court declared illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally. (1984)

Margaret Thatcher was the first British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term. (1987)

US Supreme Court ruled the law prohibiting desecration of the US flag was unconstitutional. (1990)

Timothy McVeigh was executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing. (2001)

Antonio Meucci was acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress. (2002)

Texas mother was hit by lightning while standing in her kitchen in her Texas home. Witnesses said lightning came through a light fixture, struck her chest, and exited her foot. She survived after spending three days in hospital. (2009)


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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