Category Archives: AD 1979

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 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 4

Nero was given the title princeps iuventutis, head of the youth. Later, he would become Roman Emperor and great persecutor of Christians, including the one who killed Peter, Paul, and other apostles, (51 AD) Saint Adrian of Nicomedia was martyred … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – February 26

Robert Drury, a Catholic priest, was hanged, drawn, and quartered in England for refusing to condemn his faith. (1607) Spanish Inquisition delivered an injunction to Galileo demanding he give up his belief in heliocentrism. (1616) Author Victor Hugo was born. … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – February 13

Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for his trial before an Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun. (1633) Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departed to Congo. (1651) British Parliament adopted the Bill of Rights which … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – February 11

According to the traditional date, Emperor Jimmu founded Japan. (660 BC) Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, died under mysterious circumstances in Rome. That cleared the way for Nero to become Emperor. (55 AD) Henry VIII was … 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 4

Rhabanus Maurus died. He was the author of first accurate and complete set of encyclopedias. (856 AD) John Rogers was burned at the stake becoming the first martyr of Bloody Mary’s reign. He had printed the first complete authorized English … 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 14

Mark Antony was born. (83 BC) Joan of Arc was born. (1412) Charles V and Francis I signed the Treaty of Madrid. Francis gave up claims to Burgundy, Italy and Flanders. (1526) Anabaptist preacher Leonhard Schiemer wa beheaded and burned … Continue reading

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