Today in HisStory – June 14

Bishop Bonner had Robert Miles, Stephen Cotton, John Slade, Robert Dynes, William Pikes, and Stephen Wight burned at the stake in Essex for praying and reading the Bible. (1558)

The first annual conference of the Methodist Church in America convened at St.George’s Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1773)

French Revolution: Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops stormed and dismantled the Bastille starting the revolution. In France, this day is commemorated as Bastille Day. (1789)

Native American Evangelist Samson Occom died. (1792)

US Sedition Act prohibited “false, scandalous, and malicious” writing against the government. (1798)

First direct US federal tax on states’ dwellings, land, and slaves was enacted. (1798)

Denmark Vesey and Peter Poyas led a slave revolt in South Carolina. (1822)

Orthodox Movement to reform Church of England began. (1833)

Fire in New York City destroyed 1,000 homes and killed many. (1845)

Ice made by refrigeration was demonstrated publicly for the first time. (1850)

First Methodist convert in China was baptized. (1857)

Gold was discovered in Helena, Montana. (1864)

English mountaineer Edward Whymper led the first expedition to climb the Matterhorn. (1865)

Alvin J Fellows patented the tape measure. (1868)

The United States Congress granted Mary Todd Lincoln, widow of US President Abraham Lincoln, a life pension in the amount of $3,000 a year. (1870)

Henry McCarty, aka Billy the Kid, was shot to death by Sheriff Pat Garret. (1881)

WW1: Quentin Roosevelt, a pilot in the United States Air Service and the fourth son of former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, was shot down and killed by a German Fokker plane over the Marne River in France. (1918)

WW2: NSDAP, known as Nazis, became the only political party in Germany. (1933)

WW2: Germany began mandatory sterilization of those with hereditary illness. (1933)

Babe Ruth hit his 700th career home run. New York Times erroneously declared Ruth’s 700 Home Run record would stand for all time. Hank Aaron hit his 715th career home run breaking the record 40 years later. (1934)

WW2: 6,000 Lithuanian Jews were exterminated at Viszalsyan Camp. (1941)

WW2: Riots against Jews took place in Amsterdam. (1942)

WW2: Battleship USS South Dakota was the first US ship to bombard Japan. (1945)

Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care by Dr. Spock was published. (1946)

The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills were officially withdrawn from circulation. (1969)

Mario Brothers was first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber. (1983)

386BSD was released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz. This started the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release of Linux soon followed. (1992)

MP3 format was first demonstrated. (1995)

Church of England voted in favor of allowing women to become bishops. (2014)

Harper Lee’s second novel, Go Set A Watchman, went on sale in 70 countries. It was an early 1957 version of To Kill A Mocking Bird. (2015)


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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