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Today in HisStory – July 19

After setting Rome on fire, Nero blamed Christians and enacted the first state sponsored persecution. Many were martyred during this time including Apostles Peter and Paul. (64 AD) Circus Maximus in Rome caught fire during the Great Fire of Rome. (64 AD) … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 18

Great Fire of Rome began under the Emperor Nero. Historians believe Nero started the fire. Nero blamed the Christians and used it to launch a great persecution. (64 AD) Pope’s authority was declared void in England by King Henry VIII. … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 17

12 Carthage Christians were the first to be martyred in North Africa. This was also the first recorded incident of Christians in Africa. (180 AD) Charles VII of France was crowned at Rheims, largely as a result of the inspiring … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 16

The Muslim Era began when Muhammad began his flight from Mecca to Medina. (622 AD) Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian churches by placing invalid Papal Bull of Excommunication on altar of Hagia Sophia during liturgy. … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 15

Vladimir, Grand Prince of Rus, died. His conversion to Christianity established the Russian Orthodox Church. (1015) City of Jerusalem was captured and plundered by Christian forces during the First Crusade. (1099) John Ball, a leader in the Peasants’ Revolt, was … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 14

Bishop Bonner had Robert Miles, Stephen Cotton, John Slade, Robert Dynes, William Pikes, and Stephen Wight burned at the stake in Essex for praying and reading the Bible. (1558) The first annual conference of the Methodist Church in America convened … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 13

Julius Caesar was born. (100 BC) Rabbi Shelomoh ben Isaac Rashi, leading Jewish Bible scholar, died. (1105) William I of Scotland, key rebel in Revolt of 1173-1174, was captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England. (1174) … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 12

Because of clashes between Christian factions, Roman Emperor Marcian issues a law against brawling in churches and against holding meetings in private houses or in the streets. (451 AD) Jews were expelled from England by order of King Edward I. … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 11

Clement VII excommunicated Henry VIII for divorcing Catherine of Aragon and marrying Anne Boleyn. (1533) Ann Austin and Mary Fisher became the first Quakers to immigrate to the American colonies. (1656) Mathematical calculations suggested it was on this day that … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – July 10

First Dutch settlers arrived from New Jersey to colonize Manhattan Island. (1610) First American log cabin was built at Fort Christina at Wilmington, Delaware. (1639) Bridget Bishop became the first person hanged for witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts. … Continue reading

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