Today in HisStory – July 27

Jesuit priest Francis Xavier’s ship reached Japan where he became the first Christian missionary in Japan. (1549)

Sir Walter Raleigh brought the first tobacco to England from Virginia. (1589)

Scottish preacher Donald Cargill was executed for leading Christians in Scotland to make a covenant with God. (1681)

US Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs. It is now known as the State Department. (1789)

French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre, the architect of the Reign of Terror, was overthrown and arrested by the National Convention. The next day, after being responsible for sending thousands to their deaths, he was guillotined. (1794)

US troops destroyed Fort Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves. (1816)

US Civil War: Union General George McClellan took command of the Potamic Army from General McDowell. (1861)

Atlantic telegraph cable was successfully laid. It was 1,686 miles long. (1866)

Orville Wright tested the first US Army airplane. (1909)

Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolated insulin at the University of Toronto. (1921)

Bugs Bunny debuted in Wild Hare. The cartoon character was based on actor Clark Gable. (1940)

WW2: Stalin issued Order 227 outlawing cowards. (1943)

US Communist Party formed. (1945)

Korean War ended with an armistice. (1953)

Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed in Albany Georgia. (1962)

US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking. (1965)

US House began the impeachment of President Nixon. (1974)

8.2 Tangshan earthquake killed an estimated 240,000 Chinese. (1976)

Adam John Walsh was abducted at the age of six leading his father to begin lifelong campaign to protect children and champion victim’s rights. (1981)

Radio Shack announced Tandy 1000 SL computer. (1988)

Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. (1995)

During an air show in Ukraine, a fighter jet crashed into a crowd of spectators, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds more. (2002)

Bob Hope died at 100 years old. (2003)


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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