Today in HisStory – February 26

Robert Drury, a Catholic priest, was hanged, drawn, and quartered in England for refusing to condemn his faith. (1607)

Spanish Inquisition delivered an injunction to Galileo demanding he give up his belief in heliocentrism. (1616)

Author Victor Hugo was born. (1802)

American Patriot and founding father Robert R. Livingston died. (1813)

Napoleon Bonaparte and his supporters left Elba to start a 100-day re-conquest of France. (1815)

Ranavalona I, Queen of Madagascar, forbad the newly established Christian faith. In spite of severe persecution she unleashed, the church thrived. (1835)

Marx and Engels published the Communist Manifesto. (1848)

15th Amendment guaranteeing right to vote, regardless of race, color, or former servitude, was sent to US states to ratify. (1869)

Gandhi supported the African People’s Organizations resolution to declare the day of arrival of the Prince of Wales in South Africa as a day of mourning in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloreds, and Africans in the upcoming Union of South Africa. (1910)

First jazz records were recorded. (1917)

During the Russian February Revolution, Tsar Nicolas II ordered the army to quell civil unrest in Petrograd. The army mutinied. (1917)

Congress formed Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. (1919)

Acadia National Park formed in Maine. (1919)

WW2: Italian nationalist and fascists merged into blue-shirts and black-shirts. (1919)

WW2: Trial against Hitler in Munich began. (1924)

Grand Tetons National Park was established. (1929)

First red and green traffic lights were installed in Manhattan. (1930)

Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony was held at Crissy Field. (1933)

Russian Orthodox theologian and scientist Pavel Aleksandrovich Florensky was arrested and held in concentration camps. He later died a martyr, shot by agents of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs. (1933)

RADAR, Radio Detection and Ranging, was first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt. (1935)

WW2: German Luftwaffe was re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering. (1935)

WW2: First female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of the nurse corps, was appointed. (1945)

Vietnam War: Allied troops discovered mass graves in Hue, North Vietnam. (1968)

A dam collapsed in West Virginia, flooding a valley and killing 118 people. Another 4,000 people were left homeless. (1972)

Last total eclipse of the Sun in 20th century for continental US took place. (1979)

Second tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center, was bombed. (1993)

Mahfouz Rashid Bacilious was murdered. He was one of several Christians targeted for killing over a period of a few months in the Egyptian city of Malawy. (1995)

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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