Today in HisStory – August 27

During the Greco-Persian Wars, at the Battle of Plataea, Persian forces led by Mardonius were routed by Greek army under Pausanias. This halted the Persian invasion of Greece. (479 BC)

Books by poet John Milton were ordered burned because of his attacks on the monarchy. (1606)

Earliest recorded hurricane in North America hit land in Jamestown, Virginia. (1667)

American Revolutionary War: British defeated Americans in Battle of Long Island. (1776)

Joseph Tarkington, Methodist circuit rider and the grandfather of the novelist Booth Tarkington, was converted to Christianity. (1820)

Black Hawk, leader of Sauk-indians, surrendered to Indian agent Joseph Street. (1832)

Missionary Ludwig I. Nommensen baptized the first four families of the Batak tribe in North Sumatra, now known as Indonesia, to be converted to the Christian faith. (1865)

Hurricane hit Florida and the Carolinas. Around 700 died. (1881)

Krakatoa became the most powerful volcanic eruption, destroy the island, and affected the weather and sea levels around the world. It was heard 3,000 miles away and created 120-foot tsunamis that killed 36,000 people. (1883)

Britain defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war. It was the shortest recorded war in history. (1896)

Edgar Rice Burroughs published Tarzan of the Apes. (1912)

Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken applied to patent an all-purpose zipper. (1913)

WW2: Prince Fumimaro Konoye, prime minister of Japan, announced that he would like to enter into direct negotiations with US President Roosevelt in order to prevent the Japanese conflict with China from expanding into world war. (1941)

WW2: US troops landed in Japan after Japanese surrender. (1945)

Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, was released. (1953)

Guinness Book of World Records was first published. (1955)

Worst fire in New York in 80 years ended after 4 days. (1995)

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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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