Today in HisStory – September 7

Roman army under General Titus occupied and plundered Jerusalem. (70 AD)

The city of Boston, Massachusetts was founded. (1630)

Treaty of Baden between Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and France ended the War of Spanish Succession. French retained Alsace. Austria got bank of Rhine. (1714)

The first American congregation of Dunkards, known as German Baptists, gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1724)

American Revolutionary War: The first submarine attack happened when the American submersible craft Turtle attempted to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe’s flagship Eagle. (1776)

William Fox organized the first Sunday School Society in England. (1785)

Zion AME Church was dedicated in New York City. (1800)

English missionary Robert Morrison landed in China. He was the first Protestant missionary to China. (1807)

Uncle Sam was first used to refer to US, United States. (1813)

First Hebrew synagogue was built in the Mississippi Valley in St. Louis. (1845)

Frank James and his gang were involved in a disastrous raid in Northfield, Minnesota, Many gang members were killed or captured. Brothers Cole, Bob, and Jim Younger were arrested. (1876)

Edith Eleanor McLean was the first baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York. (1888)

Boxer Rebellion in China ended. (1901)

In Australia, the whole nation observed a “day of humiliation” and prayed for rain during a terrible drought that killed livestock and threatened crops. It began to rain three days later. (1902)

Eugene Lefebvre became the first pilot to die in an airplane craft while test piloting new French-built Wright biplane at Juvisy. (1909)

Johnny Gruelle patented his Raggedy Ann doll. (1915)

First Miss America pageant was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A 16-year-old teenager from Washington DC won. (1921)

Interpol formed in Vienna. (1923)

Boulder Dam, now Hoover Dam, began operation. (1936)

Tasmania Tiger became extinct. (1936)

WW2: The Blitz began when the German Luftwaffe bombed London for 57 consecutive nights. Luftwaffe lost 41 bombers above England on the first day of bombing. (1940)

Synthetic rubber in asphalt concrete was first used in Akron, Ohio. (1948)

American Bandstand moved to California and aired once a week on Saturdays. (1963)

US President Jimmy Carter and Panama’s General Omar Torrijos signed the Panama Canal treaties, guaranteeing Panama control of the Panama Canal after 1999. (1977)

The US Government took control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, after the housing market crash of 08. (2008)

Asteroid 2014 RC made a close approach to the Earth. (2014)

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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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