Today in HisStory – March 1

Romulus, the first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses. (752 BC)

Scottish reformation preacher George Wishart was martyred by being burned at the stake in England. He preached in churches and, when those doors were closed, fields calling all men to repentance. (1546)

French Protestants called Huguenots were attacked at Vassy while worshiping in a barn. The 2nd Duke of Guise ordered the barn set on fire, killing over sixty of them and wounding one hundred more. (1562)

Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founded the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (1565)

Puritan English parliamentary leader Sir Peter Wentworth was confined in London Tower. (1587)

Georgeana, Maine became the first incorporated American city. (1642)

The Salem Witch Trials in the Massachusetts Colony officially began with the conviction of Reverend Samuel Parris’ West Indian slave, Tituba. (1692)

John Newton, author of the hymn Amazing Grace, was seized by a naval press gang while ashore in England and forced into a brutal regime aboard a ship. (1744)

Pennsylvania became the first US state to abolish slavery – for newborns only. (1780)

Maryland became the 13th US State when it ratified the Articles of Confederation. (1781)

Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation. (1781)

First US census was authorized. (1790)

Johannes Theodorus Vanderkamp, missionary to South Africa, arrived in Capetown. He redeemed many slaves with his own money and broke down European settlers’ resistance to mission work. Following the death of his wife, he married an indigenous African woman by whom he had four children, leading to outrage among Europeans. (1799)

Ohio became the 17th US state. (1803)

Composer Frederic Chopin was born. (1810)

Fidelia Fiske sailed for Persia becoming the first single woman missionary there. (1843)

US President Tyler signed a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas. (1845)

Michigan became the first English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty, except for treason against the state. (1847)

Hudson Taylor, founder of China Inland Mission, arrived in Shanghai, China. (1854)

US Civil War: US President Abraham Lincoln nominated General Ulysses S. Grant for the newly revived rank of lieutenant general, the equivalent of a three star general. At the time, George Washington was the only other man to have held that rank. (1864)

Most of Nebraska became the 37th US state. It expanded later. (1867)

Howard University in Washington, D.C. was chartered. (1867)

US Postage stamps showing scenes were issued for first time. Scenes included a post horse and rider, a locomotive, a shield an eagle, and a ship, and the Adriatic. (1869)

Yellowstone became the world’s first national park. (1872)

Congress passed the Civil Rights Act. It was invalidated by the US Supreme Court in 1883. (1875)

Diplomatic Appropriation Act authorized the US rank of ambassador. (1893)

Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity. (1896)

First US university school of nursing was established at the University of Minnesota. (1909)

118 died when three passenger trains were buried at Steven’s Pass in Cascade Range by the worst snow slide in US history. (1910)

The first issue of The Evening Light and Church of God Evangel was published in Cleveland, Tennessee. (1910)

Isabella Goodwin, first US woman detective, was appointed in New York City. (1912)

U.S. Army Captain Albert Berry performed the first attached-type parachute jump from an airplane. (1912)

US federal income tax took effect. (1913)

WW1: Germany began attacking ships in the Atlantic. (1916)

WW1: The Zimmerman Telegram, which was responsible for America entering the war, was published in newspapers across the US. (1917)

20 month old Charles Lindbergh Jr. was kidnapped. He was found dead May 12. (1932)

Bank holidays were declared in six states to prevent a run on banks. (1933)

The Hoover Dam was completed. (1936)

Captain America first appeared in comic book form. (1941)

First US commercial FM radio station went on the air in Nashville, Tennessee. (1941)

WW2: Bulgaria joined the Axis powers by signing the Tripartite Pact. German troops invade Bulgaria. (1941)

WW2: Three day Battle of Java Sea ended, US suffered a major naval defeat. (1942)

WW2: Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam was raided by Nazis. (1943)

Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin suffered a stroke and collapsed. He died 4 days later. (1953)

Four members of an extremist Puerto Rican nationalist group fired more than 30 shots at the floor of the House of Representatives from a visitors’ gallery, injuring five U.S. representatives. (1954)

US President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corp. (1961)

Country singer June Carter wed Johnny Cash. (1968)

New York Yankees Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball. (1969)

US commercial whale hunting became illegal. (1970)

Watergate grand jury indicted seven presidential aides. (1974)

Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service moved to the United States Department of Homeland Security. (2003)

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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