Today in HisStory August 21

Minamoto Yoritomo became Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (1192)

160 Jews of Chincon France were burned at stake. (1321)

Count von Zinzendorf laid his hands on the heads of Leonard Dober and David Nitschmann, commending them to God as the first Moravian missionaries. (1732)

Nat Turner, Baptist preacher and former slave, led an unsuccessful slave revolt in Virginia, killing 55 people. (1831)

African-American clergyman Henry Highland Garnet called on African Americans to rebel against slavery as a moral duty, pointing out that slaveowners forbid them to read the Bible, to rear their children in godliness, and oblige their women to behave as whores. He said, “neither God, nor angels, or just men” can require such servitude. (1843)

First Lincoln-Douglas debate happened in Illinois. (1858)

American Bar Association organized. (1858)

US Civil War: Lawrence, Kansas raid by William Quantrill and his raiders killed over 200 unarmed men and boys. (1863)

US Civil War: Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia ended after 2,500 casualties. (1864)

American inventor William Seward Burroughs patented the adding machine. (1888)

Oldsmobile began operation as a General Motors Corp division. (1897)

Theft of Mona Lisa was discovered. (1911)

WW1: Italy declared war on Turkey. (1915)

Orthodox priest Sergius Frolovich Dmitrievsky, serving in a Cossack parish in Omsk, was arrested by Communists. He was convicted of “counter-revolutionary activity,” sentenced to death, and shot a couple of months later. (1920)

Hawaii became the 50th US state. (1959)

Democratic Convention opened in Chicago. (1968)

Volcanic eruption Cameroon released poison gas, killing 2,000. (1986)

Oldest “message in a bottle” was found on a beach in Amrum, Germany. It was more than 108 years and was put in sea by UK Marine Biological Association. (2015)

Total solar eclipse was visible from North America. (2017)


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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