Category Archives: 03 March

Today in HisStory – March 31

After speaking out against required sacrifices to the Gods, Apphianus, a Christian, was beaten, dragged to prison, and set in the stocks. The next day, he was ordered to sacrifice and, when he would not, was torn until his bones and … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 30

The passage of Halley’s Comet was first recorded. (240 BC) Moses Maimonides, medieval Jewish scholar, was born. (1135) American Revolutionary War: British King George III endorse the New England Restraining Act requiring New England colonies to trade exclusively with Great … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 29

John Winthrop, first governor of Massachusetts Colony, set sail for America. (1630) First Swedish colonists in America established a Lutheran settlement at Fort Christiana. This was the first permanent white settlement in the Colony of Delaware. (1638) Great Awakening evangelist … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 28

Roman Emperor Caligula accepted the titles of the Principate. (37 AD) Roman Emperor Pertinax was assassinated by Praetorian Guards. They then sold the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus. (193 AD) Paris was sacked by Viking raiders. (845 AD) … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 27

Spaniard Juan Ponce de León and his expedition first sighted Florida. (1513) Elizabeth Dirks, one of the first woman preachers of the Reformation, was martyred by drowning. (1549) Nineteen-year-old William Hunter was burned to death in Brentwood, England, for refusing … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 26

John Winthrop, founder of Massachusetts Bay Colony, died. (1649) Territory of Orleans was organized in the Louisiana Purchase. (1804) US Congress ordered the removal of Indians east of the Mississippi to Louisiana. (1804) Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died. (1827) Joseph … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 25

Roman Church historian Dionysius Exiguus determined this date for when the Annunciation took place. (1 AD) First Easter took place on this date according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus (31 AD) Three sisters, Agape, Chioma, and Irene, were seized at Thessalonica … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 24

Scottish King James VI, son of Mary Queen of Scots, became King James I of England joining the English and Scottish crowns after the death of Queen Elizabeth I. (1603) William Leddra became the last Quaker in America to be … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 23

Bishop Gregory, the man who evangelized Armenia and led the king to Christ, died. (332 AD) Zurich leaders executed two Anabaptists by drowning, Heinrich Karpfis and Hans Herzog. These were the last of six such executions at Zurich. (1532) Waltham … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 22

Nicia Council set the date for Easter as the Sunday after the first full moon following the Spring equinox. (325 AD) Gutenberg Bible might have been first published. (1457) John Penry, an independent Welsh pastor, was arrested. Later he was … Continue reading

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