Today in HisStory – September 14

Bishop Cyprian said, “I am a Christian and cannot sacrifice to the gods. I heartily thank Almighty God who is pleased to set me free from the chains of this body.” Then he was beheaded. (258 AD)

John Chrysostom, considered the greatest preacher of his era, died after being forced to march into remote exile despite severe illness. (407 AD)

Dante Alighieri died. He was the author of the greatest epic of medieval Christianity, The Divine Comedy. (1321)

German composer George Frederick Handel finished composing The Messiah after only 21 days. (1741)

Britain and American colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar. The was no September 3rd through September 13th that year. (1752)

Aaron Burr was acquitted of a misdemeanor charge after the charge of treason was thrown out. (1807)

War of 1812: Francis Scott Key watched as the American flag remains waving in the Battle of Baltimore. He penned a poem about it which was later set to music and became America’s national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner. The poem was originally entitled The Defense of Fort McHenry. (1814)

Former Vice-President Aaron Burr died of natural causes. In his life of controversy, he shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel, challenged the election of Thomas Jefferson as president in a Constitutional crisis that led to the 12th amendment, and was charged with treason for trying to establish Texas as a separate nation. He was Great Awakening Pastor Jonathan Edwards’ grandson. (1836)

Newly escaped slave Frederick Douglass married free woman Anne Murray in New York. (1838)

US Civil War: Federal troops escaped from beleaguered Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. (1862)

Henry Bliss became the first automobile fatality in the US. (1899)

US President McKinley died of infection from gunshot wounds from his assassination by an anarchist a week earlier. (1901)

Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the youngest man to serve as US President after President William McKinley finally died after an anarchist shot him in Buffalo. (1901)

WW I: Austria-Hungary sent a note to the Allies requesting peace discussions, but the Allies rejected the offer. (1918)

WW2: Nazis gained 107 seats in German elections. (1930)

World’s first practical helicopter, the VS-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky. took flight in Stratford, Connecticut. (1939)

US Congress passed the first peace-time conscription bill – draft law. (1940)

Hurricane hit New England. 389 died. (1944)

Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters took place. (1948)

First prefrontal lobotomy was performed in Washington, D.C. (1956)

Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia, and Venezuela formed the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC. (1960)

Walt Disney was awarded Medal of Freedom at the White House. (1964)

Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as the first US-born saint by Pope Paul VI. (1975)

Historic National Prayer Service was held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. (2001)

14 yr old Texan Ahmed Mohamed was arrested at school when home-made clock assumed to be a bomb. Mark Zuckerberg and US President Barack Obama sent supportive tweets. (2015)

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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