Category Archives: AD 1939

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 … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – September 1

North African bishops voted unanimously that Christians who lapsed under persecution must be rebaptized upon reentering the church. The vote led to a war of words between the North Africans and Rome, where Bishop Stephen disagreed. In behalf of the … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 15

Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March. (44 BC) St. Nicholas was born. (270 AD) Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 14

In the Battle of Ivry, French King Henry IV beat the Catholic League during French Wars of Religion. (1590) Roger Williams was granted a British charter for Rhode Island. He later became the founder of the first baptist church in … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory March 3

Congress established the US Mint. (1791) First US internal revenue act was enacted. It taxed distilled spirits and carriages. (1791) Richard Allen founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (1794) First impeachment trial of a US federal judge, John Pickering, began. … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 2

Louis V became King of the Franks. (986 AD) English King Charles I dissolved the Parliament, imprisoned nine members. (1629) American Revolutionary War: Americans began shelling British troops in Boston. (1776) Pennsylvania ended prohibition of theatrical performances. (1789) Evangelist John … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – February 28

Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han took place. This initiated four centuries of the Han Dynasty’s rule over China. (203 BC) George Wishart, a Scottish reformer, was arrested by Roman Catholic authorities, and would be burned … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – February 27

Constantine the Great was born. He was the first Roman emperor to be converted to the Christian faith. (280 AD) Saxony and Hesse formed the League of Gotha, league of Protestant princes. (1526) The First Helvetic Confession, also known as … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 30

Bathilde died. She was a Christian slave who rose to become queen and regent of France and worked to end slavery in France. (680 AD) Jews at Freilsburg, Germany were massacred. (1349) Gunther of Schwarzburg was chosen at the German … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 16

St. Fursey, who had founded monasteries in England and Gaul, died. Many years earlier, Fursey, while seriously ill, had fallen into a trance in which he saw visions of heaven and hell that he recorded. These were among the sources … Continue reading

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