Today in HisStory – March 5

Christian witness Adrianus was thrown to a lion in Palestine then slain with the sword. (310 AD)

Roman Emperor Julian moved from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire in a campaign which would bring about his own death. (363 AD)

English King Henry VII handed John Cabot a commission to explore for new lands. (1496)

Thomas Von Imbroek was beheaded for being an anabaptist and refusing to convert to Catholicism. (1558)

Smoking tobacco was introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes. (1558)

Astronomical work de Revolutionibus by Nicolaus Copernicus was placed on the Catholic Forbidden index. (1616)

First American temperance law was enacted in Virginia. (1623)

In Boston, editor Thomas Prince published the first issue of The Christian History, the first religious journal published in America. (1743)

Don Antonio de Ulloa took possession of Louisiana Territory from the French. (1766)

American Revolutionary War: Boston Massacre took place when British soldiers killed five men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at them. (1770)

American Revolutionary War: John Hancock delivered the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, a commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and denounced the presence of British troops in Boston. (1776)

Missionary Henry Nott arrived in Tahiti and spent 22 years preaching before seeing his first convert, King Pomare II. (1797)

Franz Anton Mesmer, a German physician who pioneered the medical field of hypnotic therapy, died in obscurity. (1815)

US President Monroe was the first US President inaugurated on March 5th because the 4th was Sunday. (1821)

George Müller and Henry Craik formed The Scripture Knowledge Institution, for Home and Abroad without any money and a resolved not to ask for donations or accept money from the unsaved. (1834)

Samuel Colt manufactured his first pistol, a 34-caliber Texas model. (1836)

First continuous filibuster in US Senate began and lasted until March 11. (1841)

Abolitionists established Crispus Attucks Day in Boston in honor of the first man to die in the Boston Massacre who was an African American. (1858)

US Civil War: Confederate General John C. Breckinridge took command of the Confederate forces in the Appalachian Mountains of western Virginia. (1864)

George Westinghouse Jr. patented a triple air brake for trains. (1872)

Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, described the process of the ball lightning formation. (1904)

WW2: Germany’s Nazi Party won a majority in parliament. (1933)

Mother-in-law’s day was first celebrated in the US. (1934)

Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech in the US popularized the term and drew attention to the rise of Communism in Europe. (1946)

Joseph Stalin died. (1953)

Elvis Presley ended a 2-year hitch in US Army. (1960)

Hula Hoop was patented. (1963)

Dial-a-President radio program, featuring President Jimmy Carter and CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite, aired for the first time. (1977)

Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family were found in St Petersburg. (1995)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met South Korean officials for the first time since taking office, hosting a dinner in Pyongyang. (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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