Today in HisStory – June 14

Basil succeeded to the Sea of Caesarea where he became famous for innovations such as hostels, hospitals, and soup kitchens. (370 AD)

Anastasius, a priest, Felix, a Berber monk who converted from Islam, and Digna, a nun, were executed in Tabanos of Anastasius. (853 AD)

Richard II in England met leaders of the Peasants’ Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London was stormed by rebels who entered without resistance. (1381)

First compulsory education law in America was passed by Massachusetts. (1642)

In Boston, the King’s Chapel, first Anglican church in New England, was organized. (1686)

Robert Norden became a licensed pastor of the Baptist congregation in Prince George County. This was the first Baptist church organized within the American colony of Virginia. (1715)

American Revolutionary War: US Army was founded. (1775)

American Revolutionary War: Continental Congress adopted Stars and Stripes as the national flag replacing the Grand Union flag. (1777)

Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, was born. (1811)

Fire destroyed part of San Francisco. (1850)

WW2: Auschwitz, largest of the Nazi concentration camps, was first opened near Krakow, Poland. (1940)

WW2: German Army entered Paris. (1940)

WW2: Estonia lost 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia. (1941)

WW2: Anne Frank began her diary. (1942)

Walt Disney’s Bambi was released. (1942)

At the order of Cardinal Josef Mindszenty, Hungarians rang church bells in defiance of the Communist government which has declared most traditional church responsibilities illegal. (1948)

First commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, entered service at the Census Bureau. (1951)

US President Eisenhower signed a congressional resolution which added the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance. (1956)

The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution opposing the ordination of women for ministry in the Baptist Church. (1984)

A Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington D.C., injuring 4. (2017)

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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