This Week in History 7/11-7/17

HistoryThis Week in History

July 11:

  • US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress (1798)
  • First air bombing of Jerusalem (1948)
  • Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel (1804)
  • Congress authorizes all US currency to say “In God We Trust” (1955)
  • The Hollywood Bowl opens (1922)
  • Chariot’s of Fire Eric Liddell, who refused to run on Sundays, won the Olympics (1924)
  • Clement VII excommunicated Henry VIII for divorcing Catherine of Aragon and marrying Anne Boleyn (1533)

July 12:

  • Congress authorizes Medal of Honor (1862)
  • 16th Amendment, income tax amendment, approved (1909)
  • Epidemic in New Orleans kills 1400 (1878)
  • Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel by Aaron Burr (1804)
  • Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs (1921)
  • Habeas Corpus Act first enacted in England (1679)
  • David Brainerd, missionary to Indians, was saved (1739)
  • Mormon  founder Joseph Smith announced that a divine revelation had been given him sanctioning polygamy (1843)
  • Jews are expelled from England by order of King Edward I (1290)

July 13:

  • Congress establishes Northwest Territory as a slave free territory (1787)
  • Horace Greeley reputedly advises his readers to “Go west young man” (1865)
  • Adoniram Judson, first American foreign missionary, arrived in Burma (1812)
  • Hank Blood and 5 other missionaries to Vietnam killed by Viet Cong (1968)
  • Frank Sinatra makes recording debut (1939)
  • Hollywood Sign officially dedicated (1923)
  • 112°F in Mio, Michigan sets state record (1936)
  • 114°F in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin sets state record (1936)
  • Rabbi Shelomoh ben Isaac. Rashi, leading Jewish Bible scholar, die (1105)

July 14:

  • Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille starting the French Revolution (1789)
  • Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care by Dr. Spock published (1946)
  • WW2: NSDAP known as Nazis becomes only political party in Germany (1933)
  • The first annual conference of the Methodist Church in America convened at St.George’s Church in Philadelphia, PA (1773)
  • First Methodist convert in China baptized (1857)
  • WW2: Riots against Jews in Amsterdam (1942)
  • Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes & kills many (1845)
  • First direct US federal tax on states-on dwellings, land & slaves (1798)
  • Orthodox Movement to reform Church of England began (1833)

Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops (2014)

July 15:

  • Rosetta Stone is found in Egypt (1799)
  • The head of German propaganda in the US, Dr Heinrich Albert, loses his briefcase on a subway in New York City. An examination of its content reveals an extensive network of German espionage and subversion across the US. (1915)
  • Royal Society, first scientific society in history, founded. It was made up largely by Christians wanting to study God’s creation. (1662)

July 16:

  • Ivan Moiseyev martyred by Soviet Union (1972)
  • Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched (1969)
  • Civil War: First Battle of Bull Run (1861)
  • Civil War: Manassas Campaign begins (1861)
  • Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family executed by firing squad in Siberia (1918)
  • WW2: French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris (1942)
  • WW2: Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp (1942)
  • Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B A Fiske (1912)
  • NY Yacht Club holds first regatta (1845)
  • Muslim Era begins – Muhammad begins flight from Mecca to Medina (622)

July 17:

  • Evangeline Cory Booth, Salvation Army evangelist known as “white angel of the slums” dies (1950)
  • 12 Carthage Christians first to be martyred in North Africa (180 AD)
  • Spanish American War: Spaniards surrender to US at Santiago Cuba (1898)
  • Spain cedes Florida to US (1821)
  • Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia’s Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (1794)
  • First US dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established (1867)
  • First military hospital approved (1775)
  • Israeli army captures Nazareth (1948)
  • Members of the French National Guard open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people (1795)
  • Grand Opening of Disneyland (1955)
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About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.

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