Today in HisStory – September 13

The temple of Jupiter on Rome’s Capitoline Hill was dedicated on the ides of September. (1509 BC)

Building began on Hadrian’s Wall, Northern England. (122 AD)

Church of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated in Jerusalem. (335 AD)

Francis of Assisi was afflicted with stigmata after a vision praying on Mount Verna. (1224)

Calvin received an uproarious welcome on his return to Geneva, whose authorities had banished him three years earlier. (1541)

Massachusetts General Court banished Separatist preacher Roger Williams for criticizing the Massachusetts Bay Company charter and for perpetually advocating a separation of church and state. (1635)

New York City became the first capital of United States. (1788)

War of 1812: Francis Scott Key watched the Battle of Baltimore from a British ship which inspired him to write The Star-Spangled Banner. (1814)

Robert Moffat was ordained and set apart with eight other missionaries to work in South Africa. He became a notable translator and the father-in-law of David Livingstone. (1816)

American-Mexican War: US General Winfield Scott captured Mexico City. (1847)

Robert Thomas became the first protestant missionary to Korea. (1865)

IBM introduced the first computer disk storage unit. (1956)

11 guards and 31 prisoners died in a take over at Attica State Prison. (1971)

United Negro College Fund was founded. (1980)

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell named Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States. (2001)

Civilian aircraft traffic resumed in the U.S. after the September 11 attacks. (2001)


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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