Today in HisStory – January 12

Gustav I, known as father of the nation of Sweden, was crowned King of Sweden. (1528)

Bayinnaung was crowned King of Burma. He would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia. (1554)

Governor John Winthrop, leader of the Puritans and first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was born. (1588)

Fifty-three lay Christians were beheaded for their faith at Yonezawa, Japan. (1629)

John Wesley was able to escape a stone throwing mob breaking into his house by walking out the door. The mob didn’t see him or his companions. (1748)

First public museum of the North American colonies was established in Charlestown, South Carolina. (1773)

US Senate approved US President Thomas Jefferson’s nomination of James Monroe and Robert Livingstone to negotiate purchase of New Orleans from France. (1803)

Young George Müller was released after thirty-six days in jail at Wolfenbüttel Castle for theft. He later became a leader in British faith ministries. (1822)

US Civil War: Florida state troops demanded the surrender of Union troops at Fort Pickens. (1861)

US Civil War:  US President Davis delivered his State of Confederacy address. (1863)

Yohannes IV was crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years. (1872)

Schoolchildren’s Blizzard killed 235 people, many of whom were children on their way home from school, across the Northwest Plains region of the United States. (1888)

Author Agatha Christie was born. (1890)

Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin, man of steel, in a letter to the newspaper, Social Democrat. (1913)

US House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women right to vote. (1915)

Dr. Victor Rambo, medical missionary to India who cured the eyesight of thousands, sailed for India. (1924)

US Congress recognized the independence of the Philippines. (1933)

WW2: German forces in Belgium retreated in the Battle of the Bulge. (1945)

Mahatma Gandhi began his final fast. (1948)

FBI arrested six members of the Great Brink’s robbery gang, 6 days before statute of limitations ran out. (1956)

Batman, starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuted on ABC. (1966)

Dr. James Bedford became the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation and remains preserved at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. (1967)

All in the Family premiered on CBS featuring first toilet flush on TV. (1971)

US Federal grand jury indicted Reverend Philip Berrigan and 5 others, including a nun and two priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. (1971)

Record blizzard struck Midwest killing over 100, (1979)

Romania banned the Communist party. They were first Warsaw Pact member to do so. (1990)

US Congress gave US President George H. W. Bush authority to wage war against Iraq. (1991)

Earthquake in Haiti killed 230,000 and destroyed the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince. (2010)

First drone rescue of swimmers was by lifeguards in New South Wales, Australia. (2018)

Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira rode the largest-ever wave by a female surfer at 20.72 m, 68 ft, at Praia do Norte in Nazaréin, Portugal. (2018)

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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