Today in HisStory – June 30

Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés took gold from Aztecs. (1520)

Augsburg Interim issued by Charles V became the law.  It ordered Lutherans to return to Catholic practices . (1548)

William Prynne, an outspoken and dogmatic Puritan, was tortured. His ears were cropped, and he was branded with the letters S.L, standing for Seditious Libeler. On his way back to prison, he claimed the S.L. stood for stigmata laudis, a pun meaning sign of praise. (1637)

James Stephen, the man who helped Wilberforce end slavery in England, was born. (1758)

Benjamin Randall organized a fellowship of churches known as Free Will Baptists. (1780)

Congress created Indian Territory. It is now known as Oklahoma. (1834)

Bishop Samuel Wilberforce and biologist Thomas Huxley engaged in a famous exchange regarding evolution. Before the debate, Wilberforce was coached by biologist Richard Owen. (1860)

Eight alleged conspirators in the assassination of President Lincoln were found guilty. (1865)

Winton Motor Carriage Company published the first known automobile ad in Scientific American. The headline was “dispense with a horse.” (1898)

Revival broke out in Pandita Ramabai’s community at Mukti, India. (1905)

US Congress passed the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act. (1906)

WW2: Night of Long Knives where Hitler staged a bloody purge of the Nazi party took place. (1934)

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was published. (1936)

40 hour work week law was approved for US federal employees. (1936)

The first Superman comic was published. (1938)

Last British troops left Israel. (1948)

Johnny Carson Show debuted. (1955)

Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. was named the first black astronaut. (1967)

Ohio became 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment. (1971)

Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. and a church deacon were slain by a crazed gunman in Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where her son, the assassinated civil rights leader, once preached. (1974)

Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected to the west. (1974)


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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