Today in HisStory – July 12

Because of clashes between Christian factions, Roman Emperor Marcian issues a law against brawling in churches and against holding meetings in private houses or in the streets. (451 AD)

Jews were expelled from England by order of King Edward I. (1290)

The Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, was published. (1580)

Britain’s King Charles II ratified the Habeas Corpus Act allowing prisoners the right to be examined. (1679)

Great Awakening Preacher David Brainerd, missionary to Indians, was born again. (1739)

Citizens of Carlisle, Pennsylvania passed a declaration of independence two years before the Continental Congress did. (1774)

French Revolution: The Civil Constitution of the Clergy was adopted, putting the Catholic Church in France under the control of the state. (1790)

Former US Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton died after being shot in a pistol duel by Vice President Aaron Burr the day before. (1804)

Mormon  founder Joseph Smith announced a divine revelation had been given him sanctioning polygamy. (1843)

Three thousand miners met for a revival meeting on Frongoch Hill near Aberystwyth, Wales. It was so hot they prayed for relief, and God sent a mist. This prayer meeting became an annual event. (1859)

US Civil War: Congress authorized the Congressional Medal of Honor. (1862)

Epidemic in New Orleans killed 1,400 people. (1878)

In the French Dreyfus Affair, Alfred Dreyfus was found innocent and exonerated. Dreyfus was a French Jewish artillery officer whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason. became one of the most tense political dramas in modern French history. Many believe the charges were trumped up because Dreyfus was Jewish. (1906)

16th Amendment, income tax amendment, was approved. (1909)

Civil war appeared imminent when 150,000 Ulstermen gathered and resolved to resist Irish Home Rule by force of arms. The British Liberals had promised the Irish nationalists Home Rule. (1913)

Babe Ruth set a record of 137 career home runs. (1921)

Congress passed the first minimum wage law at 33 cents per hour. (1933)

US Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island was abandoned. (1934)

The first church called Jehovah Shammah was established in Madras, India. It soon started more churches across India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, and elsewhere. (1941)

WW2: At the Battle of Prokhorovka, Russians defeated German forces in one of the largest ever tank battles. (1943)

WW2: US government recognized authority of General De Gaulle as the rightful leader of the French. (1944)

Hague Council of Annulment convicted German war criminals W Lages, FH Van de Funten, and F Fischer to death. (1950)

Mob tried to keep black family from moving into all-white Cicero, Illinois. (1951)

Major League Baseball Players Association was founded (1954)

US President Eisenhower put forward a plan for an interstate highway system. (1954)

US Surgeon General Leroy Burney connected smoking with lung cancer. (1957)

US President Dwight Eisenhower became the first US president to fly in helicopter. (1957)


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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