Today in HisStory – February 5

In Japan, General Toyotomi Hideyoshi crucified 26 Christians. The martyrs sang hymns on their crosses. One was a boy of only ten. Thirty-three-year-old Paul Miki preached salvation from his cross.  (1597)

Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island and champion of religious freedom, arrived in America. (1631)

Great Awakening preachers John and Charles Wesley first arrived in America. (1736)

Georgia became the first US state to abolish both entail and primogeniture which required entire estates to go completely to first born male heir. (1777)

Articles of Confederation were ratified by the first state, South Carolina. (1778)

US Revolutionary War: Sweden recognized US independence. (1783)

Twelve American Congregationalist missionaries first saw Africa from the deck of a ship through a mist. Among them was Daniel Lindley, renown educating Africans and pleading with the Dutch-descended Boers to ease their inflexible racism. (1835)

Evangelist Dwight L. Moody was born during a blizzard. (1837)

Phoenix, Arizona incorporated. (1881)

Chicago Evangelization Society, forerunner of Moody Bible Institute, was founded on Moody’s 50th birthday. (1887)

The United States and the United Kingdom signed a treaty for the Panama Canal. (1900)

Pandit Kharah Singh died. He had wandered India preaching Christ. (1900)

Loop-the-loop centrifugal roller coaster was patented by Ed Prescot. (1901)

American occupation of Cuba ended. (1904)

Russia’s Communists issued a Decree on the Separation of Church and State that striped the church of legal rights and the power to hold property. (1918)

Reader’s Digest magazine was first published. (1922)

National Wildlife Federation formed. (1936)

Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn were lined up within 16 degrees. (1962)

US population reached 200 million. (1969)

US airlines began mandatory inspection of passengers and baggage. (1972)

A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States left at least 58 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88. (2008)

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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