Today in HisStory – July 29

During the Battle of Gravelines, the Spanish Armada was damaged and scattered by the English fleet. (1588)

Samuel de Champlain shot and killed two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York. This led to French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years. (1609)

Nathaniel Bacon was declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians. (1676)

10 Spanish treasure galleons sank off the Florida coast because of a hurricane. (1715)

First schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mountains was completed by Moravian missionaries in Schoenbrunn, Ohio and allowed boys, girls, and Native Americans to attend. (1773)

U.S. Army Chaplaincy was founded. (1775)

William Wilberforce, the man who fought to end slavery in England, died one day after hearing about the vote to end slavery. (1835)

Arc de Triomphe in Paris was inaugerrated. (1836)

During the Irish Potato Famine, the Tipperary Revolt took place. It was an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule put down by police. (1848)

US Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd was arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC. (1864)

US Secretary of State William Howard Taft made a secret agreement with the Japanese Prime Minister Katsura. Japanese had free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines. (1905)

WW1: In response to Austria’s declaration of war on Serbia, Russian diplomats and generals urged general mobilization, but the Tsar called for partial mobilization. (1914)

First transcontinental airmail flight took place from New York to San Francisco. (1920)

Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrendered. (1920)

WW2: Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party. (1921)

WW2: Albert Einstein spoke on pacifism in Berlin. (1923)

Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie debuting Mickey Mouse was released. (1928)

Comic strip Dennis the Menace first appeared. (1938)

RCA showed the first real TV program. (1939)

WW2: One million inhabitants fled Hamburg, Germany. (1943)

WW2: After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine. (1945)

WW2: Robert A. Jaffray, missionary to southeast Asia, died in a Japanese prison camp. At the start of the war, he refused to return to native Canada and safety to continue preaching in Asia. (1945)

Airlift in West-Germany to West-Berlin ended when Moscow ended the blockade of West Berlin. (1949)

Fellowship of the Ring, first volume of Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien was first published. (1954)

US President Eisenhower signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 creating NASA. (1958)

First eleven women priests in the Episcopal Church were ordained. (1974)

His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. (1981)

200,000 Muslims demanded the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh. (1994)

The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act was struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court. (1996)

Astronomers announced their discovery of dwarf planet Eris. (2005)

Zion Harvey became the first paediatric patient to receive a double hand transplant at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (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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