Today in HisStory – July 16

The Muslim Era began when Muhammad began his flight from Mecca to Medina. (622 AD)

Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian churches by placing invalid Papal Bull of Excommunication on altar of Hagia Sophia during liturgy. (1054)

Kissing was banned in England to stop germs from spreading. (1439)

Martin Luther and theologist John Eck publicly debated at Pleissenburg Castle in Liepzig. Luther denied the divine right of the Pope. (1519)

Anne Askew, a staunch Protestant, was burned for denying the doctrine of transubstantiation after weeks of being questioned and racked. (1546)

First banknotes in Europe were issued by Bank of Stockholm. (1661)

Patriot and future US President John Adams graduated Harvard. (1755)

Father Junipero Serra founded Mission San Diego. It was the first mission in California. (1769)

US Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia is the permanent capital of the United States. (1790)

US Public Health Service formed, and the US Marine Hospital was authorized. (1798)

La Paz, Bolivia declared its independence from the Spanish Crown. It was first independent government in Spanish America. (1809)

New York Yacht Club held its first regatta. (1845)

US Civil War: First Battle of Bull Run took place. It was the first major battle of the war and was also called the Manassas Campaign. (1861)

US Civil War: David Farragut was promoted as the first Rear Admiral in the US Navy. (1862)

Boxer Rebellion: A report appeared in London that all foreigners in Peking, China had been massacred. Although soon exposed as false, the report helped mobilize support for relief for foreigners. (1900)

Naval torpedo launched from an airplane was patented by B A Fiske. (1912)

Russian Revolution: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family were executed by a firing squad in Siberia. (1918)

WW2: French police arrested 13,152 Jews in Paris. (1942)

WW2: Jews were transported from Holland to an extermination camp. (1942)

WW2: The first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico. (1945)

WW2: US court martial sentenced 46 members of the SS to death for Battle of Bulge war crimes in Dachau. (1946)

Apollo 11 launched, carrying the first men to land on Moon. (1969)

Ivan Moiseyev, age 20, was martyred by Soviet Union. He was a Russian soldier and was killed for openly professing Christ and leading other soldiers to Christ. (1972)

John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and his sister-in-law Lauren Bessette were killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy. (1999)

A Islamic terrorist shot up a US military recruitment centre and a naval reserve training center in Chattanooga. He killed five and injured others. (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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