Category Archives: AD 1940

Today in HisStory – September 15

First non-aristocratic free public school in Europe opened in Frascati, Italy. (1616) Mayflower Ship departed from Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims. (1620) Father Camillo Constanzo was martyred by being burned alive at Hirado, Japan as thousands witnessed by it. (1622) … Continue reading

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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 – 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 – February 25

Anabaptist leader Jacob Hutter was hunted down and burned to death in Austria after being tortured, whipped, and immersed in freezing water to mock baptismal practices. (1536) Queen Elizabeth I of England was excommunicated by Pope Pius V for her … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – February 23

Polycarp, the last church leader personally taught by the apostles whose mentor was John the Apostle, was burned at the stake. (155 AD) The Great Persecution by Roman Emperor Diocletian began when Christians were dragged off and tortured to death, employing … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – February 10

Apostle Paul may have been shipwrecked at Malta on this date. (60 AD) The St. Scholastica’s Day riot broke out in Oxford, England. In two days, it left 62 scholars and 30 locals dead. (1355) American Indians captured Mary Rowlandson … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – February 8

According to The Handbook of Biblical Chronology, Apostle Paul left Malta to sail to Rome. (58 AD) As Roman troops surrounded the church in Alexandria, Egypt, Bishop Athanasius escaped for the third time. (356 AD) Revolution broke out in Basel, … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – February 7

Edward of Caernarion, later Edward II, became the first English Prince of Wales. (1307) Solomon Stoddard accepted a call as pastor of Northampton Church, Massachusetts. He ministered there for fifty-five years. He also was the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards who … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – February 2

Giovanni da Plano Carpini set out for the heart of Mongol Asia to deliver the Gospel to Genghis Khan. (1246) Jordan of Trebizond was beheaded in Constantinople by Muslims. Accused of mocking their prophet, he refused to convert to Islam … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 27

Rashidun Caliphate, then the largest empire in history, ended with death of Ali. (661 AD) Dante became a Florentine political exile. (1302) Scottish schoolmaster Dr. John Fian was burned for witchcraft at Castle Hill, Edinburgh by order King James VI. … Continue reading

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