Category Archives: AD 1950

Today in HisStory – August 19

Roman General Andrew and 2,593 Romans soldiers he’d led to Christ were tortured and executed for their faith. None recanted. (302 AD) King James I of Aragon censored Hebrew writing. (1263) Father Thomas Bilney was burned at the stake for … 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 8

Mount Etna, on the island of Sicily in modern-day Italy, erupted. It killed 20,000 people and left thousands more homeless over the next few weeks. (1669) The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge had their first meeting. (1698) In The Spectator, English essayist … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – March 6

Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti was born. (1475) Magellan discovered Guam. (1521) In Germany, the Edict of Restitution ordered all church property secularized since 1552 be restored to the Roman Catholic Church. (1629) Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born. (1806) Illinois passed … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – February 15

Philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth. (399 BC) According to traditional Christian calendar, Jesus was presented and circumcised at the temple. (1 AD) Khosrau II, the last great … 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 3

Anskar, an early English or Irish missionary who had tried repeatedly to evangelize Scandinavia, died. (865 AD) Mongols surrounded the city of Vladimir, whose citizens, including Orthodox Christians, vowed to resist to the last man to defend God’s churches. (1238) … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – February 1

Brigit, one of the most beloved Irish saints, died. (523 AD) Teenager Edward III was crowned King of England, but the country was ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer. (1327) Queen Elizabeth I of England signed the … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 31

Athanasius returned to Alexandria where he spent the last seven years of his life after having been exiled five times for his faith. (366 AD) Guy Fawkes, a chief conspirator in the plot to blow up the British Parliament building, … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 25

English King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn, his second wife. (1533) Muslims in Constantinople beheaded Auxentius who had refused to convert to Islam despite being beaten with an iron bar. (1720) American Revolutionary War: Americans dragged a cannon up hill to fight … Continue reading

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