Today in HisStory – July 30

In Prague, anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, stormed Prague Townhall and threw the judge, mayor, and several city council members out the windows. All of them died in the fall or were killed by the crowd outside. (1419)

Robert Barnes was burned at the stake in Smithfield for heresy without a public hearing for his Reformation views. (1540)

John Knox was captured by the French and was sentenced to the galleys. Eventually he escaped the galleys and became a leader of the Scottish Reformation. (1547)

First legislative assembly in America, House of Burgess, was established in Jamestown, Virginia. (1619)

English Quaker William Penn, founder of the American colony of Pennsylvania with an emphasis on religious freedom, died. (1718)

City of Baltimore was founded. (1729)

500 Marseillaisian men sang France’s national anthem for first time. (1792)

Author Emily Bronte was born. (1818)

Johann Gossner, a German evangelical, preached his first Russian sermon to a jammed church in St. Petersburg. Many Russians were converted through his influence. (1820)

James Varick became the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion church. (1822)

Automobile Industry Giant Henry Ford was born. (1863)

US Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signed the Treaty of Box Elder promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah. (1863)

US Civil War: US President Lincoln issued the “eye-for-eye” order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot. (1863)

New Orleans’s Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting. 40 people were killed, and  150 people were injured. (1866)

The Charles, considered the world’s first oil tanker, departed from the United States heading for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil. (1869)

Mahlon Loomis patented wireless telegraphy. (1872)

WW2: German anti-semitism began during the Reichstag election. (1878)

Will Kellogg invented Corn Flakes. (1898)

Anti-Jewish rioters attacked the funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph in New York City. (1902)

First Around the World Automobile Race ended in Paris. (1908)

Wright Brothers delivered the first military plane to the army. (1909)

WW1: After initial reluctance, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was persuaded to decree a general mobilization in response to Austria. He said, ‘Think of the thousands and thousands of men who will be sent to their deaths!” (1914)

George Eastman showed his first color motion pictures to guests in his home. Thomas Edison attended. (1928)

First Penguin book was published. It started the paperback revolution. (1935)

An era ended when the last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie was released. The movie was Girl Crazy. (1943)

In God We Trust became the official U.S. motto. (1956)

Wu Weizun, a staunch Christian of Tianjin, China, was summoned by the police and his house was searched. He was sent to a detention center where he was treated with great harshness. However, he  determined to follow Christ at any cost. (1964)

US President Johnson signed the Medicare Bill. (1965)

Vietnam War: US airplanes bombed the demilitarized zone in Vietnam. (1966)


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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