Category: Today in Religion

  • Marie Curie and Radioactive Radium Salts

    Marie Curie and Radioactive Radium Salts

    On April 20, 1902, Marie Curie isolated radioactive radium salts that earned her the Nobel Peace Prize with her husband and another scientist for their radioactive work. Born in Warsaw in 1867, Marie grew up with the desire to learn. Her parents, as teachers, helped her to have a good education. Though she wanted to […]

  • “The Shot Heard Round the World”

    “The Shot Heard Round the World”

    On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution started with a shot at Concord. Yet, no one knows who truly fired the first shot in “the shot heard round the world.” By 1775, tensions had grown between Britain and the American Colonies. The colonies felt that Britain taxed them unfairly and allowed them no representation. As […]

  • Harriet Quimby Flies Across the Channel

    Harriet Quimby Flies Across the Channel

    On April 16, 1912, Harriet Quimby flew across the English Channel as the first woman to complete this flight. Harriet Quimby inspired many people with her strength of will. Born in 1875, she grew up poised and ready for action. She started with a journalist career but seemed to enjoy the excitement of technology. She […]

  • Abraham Lincoln Dies From Gunshot

    Abraham Lincoln Dies From Gunshot

    On April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln died from a gunshot would to the head while he watched a play. As president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln lead the country through the civil war. As part of the civil war, he released all people from slavery. He also made slavery illegal in the United States […]

  • The Titanic Meets The Iceberg

    The Titanic Meets The Iceberg

    Late on April 14, 1912, The practically unsinkable Titanic scraped against an iceberg and sank, causing the death of thousands. In 1912 newspapers heralded the Titanic as a practically unsinkable ship. The company designed it to be a luxury cruise liner to go between the United Kingdom and the United States. Grand rooms, delicious food, […]

  • Girolamo Cardano Loses Favorite Son

    Girolamo Cardano Loses Favorite Son

    On April 13, 1560, Girolamo Cardano lost his favorite son, Giovanni, to execution after Giovanni poisoned his wife. Born to a great mathematician, Girolamo Cardano followed in his footsteps. Before he became known for math, Cardano struggled to make a living. His father and mother had not married before his birth and so marked him […]

  • Birth of a Modern Leader

    Birth of a Modern Leader

    On April 12, 1986 saw the birth of someone who changed my life, my husband Cree. Cree encapsulates the reasoning to support adoption over abortion. Not ready to raise a baby, Cree’s biological mother decided to put her newborn up for adoption. She decided on a not quite young couple that had no children after […]

  • What Happened To King Edward V?

    What Happened To King Edward V?

    On April 9, 1483, 12 year old Edward V ascended the throne after the death of his father King Edward IV. Born in a sanctuary, Edward V was the oldest son of Edward V and after the sudden death of his father, Edward ascended the throne. Still too young to rule, people appointed his uncle […]

  • Is God Dead Question Posed

    Is God Dead Question Posed

    On April 8, 1966, Time posed the controversial question “Is God Dead?” on the cover with no picture for the first time. In a bold move, Time Magazine printed a a controversial question, in a time where 97% of Americans believed in God. Using a black background the cover consisted of only the words, “Is […]

  • Happy Symbolic Birthday, Internet

    Happy Symbolic Birthday, Internet

    April 7, 1969 gave birth to the internet, symbolically, so happy symbolic birthday, internet. Some people argue that the true internet birthday occurred on January 1, 1983. Others say that the internet started symbolically in 1969 when RFC started. RFC means a request for comments. This consists of memos that state ideas, statistics, research, and […]