Today in HisStory – August 10

Nineveh was destroyed. (612 BC)

The second Jewish Temple, Herod’s Temple, was set on fire by the Romans. (70 AD)

St. Lawrence was martyred by being slowly roasted on a large grill. The order was given by Roman Emperor Valerian. During his ordeal, he reportedly suggested his killers flip him over, remarking that he was “done” on one side. (258 AD)

At the Battle of Maldon, the English, led by Bryhtnoth, confronted a band of inland-raiding Vikings in Essex. The English were defeated. The story was immortalised in a well-known poem. (991 AD)

Earliest recorded prize fighting rules were formulated. (1743)

American Revolutionary War: Word of the United States Declaration of Independence reached London. (1776)

French Revolution: Mobs in Paris attacked the palace of Louis XVI. (1792)

Louvre Museum opened in Paris. (1793)

Ecuador declared independence from Spain. (1809)

Missouri was admitted as 24th US state after the Missouri Compromise. (1821)

Former slave Nat Turner led an uprising against slavery. The rebels went from plantation to plantation, gathering horses and guns, freeing other slaves along the way, and recruiting other blacks who wanted to join their revolt. Turner was captured and hung a couple of months later. (1831)

Chicago incorporated as a village of about 200. (1833)

US Act of Congress passed establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world’s largest museum and research complex. (1846)

Amanda McFarland, missionary to Alaska, became the first white woman to settle at Fort Wrangell, Alaska. (1877)

Orthodox priest Nicholas Vasilyevich Biryukov was arrested by the Cheka and would eventually be executed because of his opposition to the Communists whom he had described as enemies of the church. (1919)

Future US President Franklin D. Roosevelt was struck with polio. (1921)

First-ever electric guitar patent awarded to the Electro String Corporation. (1937)

WW2: US General George Patton called an injured soldier cowardly. (1943)

WW2: Hitler watched the lynching of captured allied pilots. (1943)

WW2: Japan decided to accept Postdam terms and unconditionally surrendered after two atomic bombings. (1945)

Daylight meteor was seen from Utah to Canada. It was the only known case of a meteor entering Earth’s atmosphere and leaving it again. (1966)

A federal judge handed down a ruling for Jerry Falwell’s ministry that says  “As far as this court can determine there is no evidence of intentional wrongdoing by the Thomas Road Baptist Church.” The Securities and Exchange Commission had accused the church of fraud and claimed it could never repay its bonds.  (1973)

Postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, New York and was accused of being Son of Sam 44 caliber serial killer. (1977)

Six year old Adam Walsh was found dead. (1981)

Red Dawn became the first PG13 movie released. (1984)


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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