Today in HisStory – June 3

Henry IV of Germany stormed Rome capturing St Peter’s Cathedral. (1083)

Hernando de Soto claimed Florida for Spain. (1539)

Hernando de Soto became the first known European to cross the Appalachian Mountain. (1540)

Dutch West India Company received a charter for The West Indies: The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa. (1621)

American Revolutionary War: Jack Jouett rode to warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack. (1781)

US army was officially established by Congress of the Confederation. (1784)

US President John Adams became the first acting president to take up residence in Washington, D.C. (1800)

Azariah Smith, missionary to Armenia and Turkey, died. He had been well-known for his successful treatment of cholera, and for scientific papers he wrote on Turkey. (1851)

US Civil War: General Robert E. Lee won his last victory at the Battle of Cold Harbor. (1864)

Jesse James and his gang robbed the Obocock Bank in Corydon Iowa. They got away with $15,000. (1871)

32 Christians were burned to death in Namgongo, Uganda. (1886)

Hudson Taylor, English missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission, died. (1905)

Arthur Tappan Pierson, mission authority and revival leader, died. (1911)

US National Defense Act established Reserve Officers Training Corps. (1916)

Goodyear Airship Pilgrim made its first flight. It was the first airship with an enclosed cabin. (1925)

WW2: Paul von Hindenburg disbanded the German Parliament. (1932)

Dr Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, was knighted. (1934)

WW2: After surrendering the British throne, Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor, wedded Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France. He was suspected of making a deal with Hitler to regain the throne after Hitler invaded England. (1937)

WW2: German occupiers stamped “J” on Jewish passports. (1941)

A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic. This started the week-long Zoot Suit Riots. (1943)

Nazis pulled out of Rome. (1944)

WW2: International Military Tribunal opened in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals. (1946)

First bikini bathing suit was displayed in Paris. (1946)

Wesley Anthony Brown became the first African American to graduate from US Naval Academy. (1949)

GN Clark became the first female US treasurer. (1949)

Author Tamera Lynn Kraft was born. (1959)

Last episode of Star Trek aired on NBC.  (1969)

First artificial gene was synthesized. (1970)

Ixtoc I rig in the Gulf of Mexico blew, spilling 3 million barrels of oil. It was one of the worst oil spills in history. (1979)

Chinese troops opened fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing. It was the beginning of the Tienanmen Square Massacre.  (1989)

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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1 Response to Today in HisStory – June 3

  1. Paula Shreckhise says:

    Happy Birthday blessings!


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