Today in HisStory – July 15

Vladimir, Grand Prince of Rus, died. His conversion to Christianity established the Russian Orthodox Church. (1015)

City of Jerusalem was captured and plundered by Christian forces during the First Crusade. (1099)

John Ball, a leader in the Peasants’ Revolt, was hung, drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II of England. (1381)

Artist Rembrandt van Rijn was born. (1606)

Royal Society, first scientific society in history, was founded. It was made up largely by Christians wanting to study God’s creation. (1662)

French Revolution: Marseillaise became the French national anthem. (1795)

Rosetta Stone was found in Egypt. (1799)

The first Hawaiian missionaries set sail for the Caroline Islands with a letter of greeting from King Kamehameha III to all the chiefs of the islands of the Pacific urging them to receive the missionaries kindly, renounce idols, and worship the true and living God. Revival had come to Hawaii and its people were eager to share the gospel. (1852)

US Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis ordered service duty for the Confederate Army. (1863)

US Civil War: Troop train loaded with Confederate prisoners collided with a coal train killing 65 and injuring 109. (1864)

Margarine was patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy. (1869)

US Civil War: Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to US. (1870)

The Bandai volcano erupted on the Japanese island of Honshu, killing hundreds and burying many nearby villages in ash. (1888)

WW1: The head of German propaganda in the US, Dr Heinrich Albert, lost his briefcase on a subway in New York City. An examination of its content revealed an extensive network of German espionage and subversion across the US. (1915)

WW1: Germans began the Second Battle of the Marne, their final offensive push of the war before their defeat. (1918)

During the Massacre in Vienna, 89 protesters were killed by the Austrian police. (1927)

Physicist Donald Kerst became the first person to accelerate electrons using electromagnetic induction. They reached energies of 2.3 MeV when his betatron device for particle acceleration became operational. (1940)

18 Nobel laureates signed the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons. It was later co-signed by 34 more laureates. (1955)


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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