Monthly Archives: July 2018

Today in HisStory – July 31

Battle of Alexandria resulted in Marc Anthony committing suicide. (33 BC) The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji in Japan took place. (781 AD) Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage, discovered the Island of Trinidad. (1498) Pilgrims departed Leiden, Holland … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 30

In Prague, anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, stormed Prague Townhall and threw the judge, mayor, and several city council members out the windows. All of them died in the fall or were killed by the crowd outside. … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 29

During the Battle of Gravelines, the Spanish Armada was damaged and scattered by the English fleet. (1588) Samuel de Champlain shot and killed two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York. This led to French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years. (1609) … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 28

Protestant reformer Thomas Cromwell, for many years the chief advisor to King Henry VIII, was executed after refusing to support Henry’s divorce against Anne of Cleves. The charge was betraying the crown. (1540) Sir Thomas Harriot introduced potatoes to Europe … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 27

Jesuit priest Francis Xavier’s ship reached Japan where he became the first Christian missionary in Japan. (1549) Sir Walter Raleigh brought the first tobacco to England from Virginia. (1589) Scottish preacher Donald Cargill was executed for leading Christians in Scotland to … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 26

Japanese Christians John Mat Suzuki and Paul Tsukamoto were decapitated for their faith. (1622) United States Post Office was established under Benjamin Franklin. (1775) New York became the eleventh state to ratify the US constitution. (1788) US passed the Assumption … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 25

Constantine I was proclaimed Roman Emperor by his troops. (306 AD) First Council of Nicea ended after drafting the formula for Easter dates and Nicene Creed. (325 AD) James VI of Scotland was crowned James I of Great Britain uniting kingdoms … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 24

Jacques Cartier landed in Canada and claimed it for France. (1534) Mary Queen of Scots was forced to abdicate. Her one-year-old son became King James VI of Scots. (1567) Anthony Johnson, a free African American, received a grant of 250 … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 23

Apollinaris, bishop of Ravenna, was martyred. He had been a disciple of Apostle Peter. (75 AD) Arabs gained control of most of Palestine from the Byzantine Empire. (636 AD) During the Rindfleisch Beef Persecutions, an entire Jewish community in Wurzburg … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 22

Dionysius is elected bishop of Rome. His commentaries had won many to faith, and his labors helped restore a church decimated by severe persecution. (259 AD) Don Fr. Francisco de Cisneros, archbishop of Toledo and general inquisitor of Spain, issued … Continue reading

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