Today in HisStory – March 6

Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti was born. (1475)

Magellan discovered Guam. (1521)

In Germany, the Edict of Restitution ordered all church property secularized since 1552 be restored to the Roman Catholic Church. (1629)

Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born. (1806)

Illinois passed the first state vaccination legislation in the US. (1810)

The New York Evangelist was founded with the assistance of Charles G. Finney for the express purpose of representing revival interests. It became very popular. (1830)

Edgar Allen Poe was removed from West Point Military Academy. (1831)

Toronto incorporated with William Lyon Mackenzie as its first mayor. (1834)

Battle of Alamo ended when 1,500-3,000 Mexicans overwhelmed the Texans at the Alamo, killing 182-257 Texans including William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett. (1836)

US Supreme Court ruled Africans in America, whether free or slave, cannot be US citizens in the Dred Scott Decision. As a result of this ruling, slave owners could take slaves into free territories, and slaves could not expect legal protection to become free, basically allowing slavery in free states. (1857)

Dmitri Mendeleev presented the first periodic table of the elements to the Russian Chemical Society. (1869)

First US alternating current power plant started in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (1886)

Author Louisa May Alcott died of a stroke. (1888)

Acetylsalicylic acid, known as Aspirin, was patented by Felix Hoffmann at the German company Bayer. (1899)

After a meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, a group formed the Social Democratic Party, later becoming the Socialist Party. (1900)

Missionary Amy Carmichael committed her first of many kidnappings by sheltering a young girl dedicated to the Hindu gods and forced into prostitution in India. (1901)

American Composer John Phillip Sousa died. (1932)

WW2: Members of the Dutch Resistance who were attempting to hijack a truck in Apeldoorn, Holland, ambushed an SS officer. The German SS executed 263 Dutch in retaliation. (1945)

George Nissen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received a patent for the first modern trampoline. (1945)

Silly Putty was invented. (1950)

The trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, alleged Soviet spies, began. (1951)

Cassius Clay joined the Nation of Islam and was renamed Muhammad Ali. (1964)

Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Allilujeva, asked for political asylum in US. (1967)

Martin Niemoller, a founder of Germany’s Confessing Church and an opponent of the Nazis, died. (1984)

Yul Brynner appeared in his 4,500th performance of The King and I. (1985)

The Michelangelo computer virus began to take affect. (1992)

World’s oldest message in a bottle was found in Western Australia. It was thrown from German ship Paula 132 years ago. (2018)

“Highest overdose death rates ever recorded in the US”, 142,000 overdoses in 2016-17 period, was reported by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018)

Forbes named Amazon founder Jeff Bezos the world’s richest person for the first time at $112 billion. Bill Gates was number 2. (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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