Today in HisStory – September 15

First non-aristocratic free public school in Europe opened in Frascati, Italy. (1616)

Mayflower Ship departed from Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims. (1620)

Father Camillo Constanzo was martyred by being burned alive at Hirado, Japan as thousands witnessed by it. (1622)

US Department of Foreign Affairs was established. Later it was renamed Department of State. (1789)

In the Act of Independence, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua declared their independence from the Spanish Empire. (1821)

The locomotive John Bull, the oldest US locomotive, operated for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad. (1831)

Antoinette L. Brown became the first woman formally ordained to a pastorate in the United States. (1853)

Timothy Alder of New York patented a typesetting machine. (1857)

US Civil War: Confederates conquered Union-weapon arsenal at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. (1862)

Colonel George and Sarah Clarke opened the first mission in the slums of Chicago on South Clark Street. (1877)

Philadelphia celebrated the 100th anniversary of US Constitution. (1887)

Governor Walton of Oklahoma declared a state of siege because of Ku Klux Klan terror. (1923)

Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin while studying influenza. (1928)

WW2: British Prime Minister Chamberlain visited Hitler at Berchtesgarden. (1938)

WW2: At the climax of the Battle of Britain, the tide turned as the Luftwaffe lost 56 aircraft, and RAF lost 28. (1940)

WW2; Benito Mussolini formed a rival fascist government in Italy. (1943)

First four-engined jet-propelled fighter plane was tested in Columbus, Ohio. (1947)

Lone Ranger premiered on ABC-TV. (1949)

16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed during Sunday morning service killing four girls in a racially motivated act of terrorism. (1963)

Lost in Space premiered. (1965)

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, wrote a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation. (1966)

Google.com was registered as a domain name. (1998)

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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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