Today in HisStory – September 8

Jerusalem surrendered after a six month siege to the 60,000 troops of Titus’ Roman army. (70 AD)

The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, was enacted by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland. (1264)

Michelangelo’s David was unveiled in Florence. (1504)

First Catholic parish and first permanent settlement in US was founded in St. Augustine, Florida. (1565)

Harvard College, first school of higher learning in North America, was founded in Massachusetts to train missionaries. (1636)

Dutch surrendered colony of New Netherlands including New York City to 300 English soldiers. (1664)

French and Indian War: During the Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York, British army beat French. (1755)

French and Indian War: French army surrendered Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst. (1760)

Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers, died at age 48. (1784)

Abaham Lincoln said in a speech, “You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time.” (1858)

Business magnate John D. Rockefeller married abolitionist Laura Spelman. (1864)

Pledge of Allegiance first appeared in Youth’s Companion Magazine. (1892)

6,000 were killed when a hurricane and tidal wave struck Galveston, Texas. (1900)

Association of Negro Life & History was founded. (1915)

US President Woodrow Wilson signed the Emergency Revenue Act, doubling the rate of income tax and adding inheritance and munitions profits tax. (1916)

US Air Mail service began. (1920)

WW2: US President Franklin D Roosevelt declared “limited national emergency” due to war in Europe. (1939)

WW2: Blockade of Leningrad, St Petersburg, by Germany began. (1941)

WW2: Entire Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania was exterminated. (1941)

WW2: Italy surrendered to Allies. (1943)

WW2: Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of the war, attempted suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal. The attempt failed. Later he was hanged. (1945)

Author and theologian C. S. Lewis appeared on the cover of Time magazine. (1947)

Japan signed peace treaties with 48 countries. (1951)

Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man & the Sea was published. (1952)

Shanghai’s Bishop Ignatius Kung, forty priests, and three hundred lay leaders in the Chinese church were arrested over the course of two days. (1955)

German Democratic Republic limited access to East-Berlin for West Berliners. (1960)

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh was released nationwide. (1960)

Star Trek premiered on NBC. (1966)

Palestinians hijacked three airliners to Jordan. They later destroyed them. The events to follow would later be known as Black September. (1970)

Hank Aaron set the record for the most home runs in one league. (1973)

US President Gerald Ford pardoned former President Richard Nixon. (1974)

Boston began court-ordered bussing of public schools. (1975)

US Attorney General Janet Reno named former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas. This was in response to revelations in the film Waco The Rules of Engagement. (1999)

Giraffe DNA study published in Current Biology revealed there are four species, not just one as previously assumed. (2016)


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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