Today in HisStory – July 3

Apostle Thomas was martyred by a pagan priest in India according to tradition. (35 AD)

Hans Egede, Lutheran missionary, landed in Greenland with a party of forty-six people. (1721)

French and Indian War: George Washington surrendered to the French at Fort Necessity. (1754)

American Revolutionary War: General Washington took command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts. (1775)

American Revolutionary War: British forces massacred 360 men, women, and children in Wyoming, Pennsylvania. (1778)

War of 1812: Americans captured Fort Erie, Canada. (1818)

Pony Express completed its first run from New York to San Francisco. (1861)

US Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg was won by the Union Army, its first major victory of the war. It was the largest battle ever fought on the American continent. (1863)

US Civil War: Battle of Chattahoochee River took place. (1864)

Prussia, now known as Germany, declared clergy are subordinate to the state. (1880)

Dow Jones published it’s first stock average. (1884)

In Germany, Karl Benz drove the first automobile for the first time. (1886)

Idaho was admitted as 43rd US state. (1890)

US Civil War: Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenacted Pickett’s charge. Upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy, they were met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors. (1913)

US Veterans Administration was created. (1930)

US Civil War: US President FDR dedicated the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lit the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield. (1938)

252,288 people set a record passing through Grand Central Station, New York City. (1947)

Korean War: For the first time, US and North Korean forces clashed. (1950)

Back to the Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, was released. (1985)

This was the deadliest day in Texas traffic history according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes. (1994)


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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