Today in HisStory – September 12

Explorer Henry Hudson was born. (1575)

First submarine was publicly tested in London on the Thames before King James I. (1624)

Oliver Cromwell had the doors of the British House of Parliament locked and surrounded by soldiers, and directed its members to meet him in the Painted Chamber where he required them to sign an engagement “to be true and faithful to the Lord Protector and the Commonwealth.” Those who refused, nearly one hundred, were excluded from the House. (1654)

Giacomo Casanova was sentenced to five years imprisonment in Venice without trial for an affront to religion and common decency. (1755)

American Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale left Harlem Heights Camp, now 127th St, for a spy mission. (1776)

By resolution, the U.S. Congress officially endorsed Robert Aitken’s publication of an English-language Bible, the first in America. (1782)

American statesman George Mason suggested the addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution modeled on previous state declarations, but the motion was defeated. (1787)

War of 1812: Battle of North Point was fought near Baltimore. (1814)

Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning eloped. (1846)

Switzerland became a nation. (1848)

Christians in Bicester, England, commenced a daily prayer meeting that resulted in revival. (1859)

US Civil War: Battle of Harpers Ferry, Virginia began. (1862)

A. B. Simpson, founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, was ordained. (1865)

Annie Londonderry completed the first round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle. It took her 15 months and she collected a $10,000 prize. (1895)

World’s first patent for synthetic rubber was granted to German chemist Fritz Hofmann. (1909)

United States’ first known female cop was hired. Alice Stebbins Wells joined the LAPD. (1910)

WW I: US forces launched an attack on German-occupied St Mihiel. (1918)

Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceived the idea of a nuclear chain reaction. (1933)

WW2: US Army troops entered Germany for first time. (1944)

Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy, future US president, married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier. (1950)

US Supreme Court ordered Little Rock Ark High School to integrate. (1958)

Bonanza premiered on NBC. (1959)

Luna 2 was launched by the USSR. It was the first spacecraft to impact on the Moon. (1959)

The Monkees premieres on NBC. (1966)

Palestinian terrorists blew up three hijacked airliners in Jordan and continued to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman. (1970)

Representatives from the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union signed an agreement to give up all occupation rights in Germany, allowing two Germanys to merge. (1990)

Mae Jemison was the first African American woman to go into space. (1992)

Unknown assailants behead Christian pastor Yesu Dasu in Karimnagar, India. (2000)

US President George W. Bush called September 11th terrorist attacks “acts of war” against the United States and announced a war against terrorism, vowing to “find those responsible and bring them to justice” and told the nation that a search for those responsible was already underway. (2001)

Relatives of Jeremy Glick, a passenger on the plane that crashed in rural Pennsylvania, said he related during a cell phone call that men on board voted to try to overpower the three hijackers. Shortly after that call, the plane went down. Officials told CNN they believed the plane was headed for Washington. (2001)

Article V of the NATO agreement was invoked for the first and only time in response to the September 11 attacks against the United States of America. (2001)

Singer Johnnie Cash died. (2003)

One US official was killed and another was injured after Islamic terrorists stormed the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. (2012)

Excavators announced they may have found the remains of King Richard III of England under a carpark in Leicester. (2012)


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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