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Today in HisStory – June 30

Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés took gold from Aztecs. (1520) Augsburg Interim issued by Charles V became the law.  It ordered Lutherans to return to Catholic practices . (1548) William Prynne, an outspoken and dogmatic Puritan, was tortured. His ears … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – June 29

Apostle Paul was beheaded with a sword near Rome according to The People’s Chronology. Some scholars disagree on the date placing it between 62 and 67 AD. Nero ordered the execution. (67 AD) Missionary Raymond Lull was stoned to death in Bougie, North … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – June 28

Argimirus, an old monk, was executed by Muslims in Cordova, Spain after someone betrayed him to the authorities. (856 AD) A proclamation in Scotland allowed all to serve God in their own way. (1687) First counterfeiting attempt ever was reported … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – June 27

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claimed California for Spain. (1542) Sultan Murad IV has Patriarch Cyril of Constantinople strangled and his body thrown into the Bosporus. Cyril was the foremost Orthodox leader of the seventeenth century. (1638) First woman’s magazine Ladies’ Mercury … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – June 26

Pied Piper lured 130 children of Hamelin away. This actually happened. (1284) Toothbrush was invented in China. (1498) The Diet of Ilanz proclaimed the right of all persons in the Grisons, a region of Switzerland to choose between the Catholic … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – June 25

Irish missionary Moluag died. He had introduced Christianity to the Island of Lismore and parts of northeastern Scotland. (592 AD) Five Canterbury monks reported something exploding on Moon. (1178) The Augsburg Confession, the primary confession of faith for the Lutheran … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – June 24

Nero began the first imperial persecution of Christians. He was responsible for Apostle Peter, Apostle Paul, and thousands of other being martyred. (64 AD) Vikings destroyed Nantes in Western France. (843 AD) A sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance caused … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – June 23

World’s oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi, was established. (930 AD) English Quaker William Penn signed his famous treaty with the Lenape Indians of Pennsylvania that was never sworn to or broken. (1683) US Revolutionary War: Final draft of … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – June 22

A Roman soldier, Alban, became the first martyr in England after harboring a priest and taking his place. Alban was tortured and given a chance to renounce Christ but wouldn’t. The soldier who was to behead Alban was so awed that … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – June 21

Jews were expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian. (1498) Francis Fletcher, chaplain to Sir Francis Drake, read from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer somewhere in California. This was the first known Protestant church service in the New World. … Continue reading

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