This Day in history

This Day in History

This Day in History      1648 – Margaret or Margery Jones, of Charlestown was the first woman in Massachusetts to be executed for being a witch. Massachusetts Gov. John Winthrop’s revealing diary indicated she dispensed…


This Day in History

This Day in History   1646– Roger Scott was tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church. 1778 —The Rhode Island General Assembly authorized the enlistment of slaves during the American Revolution. About 200 blacks soon joined…


This Day in History

This Day in History 1519 – After landing on the Yucatan peninsula in April, Spaniard Hernan Cortés and his troops marched into the interior of Mexico to the Aztec capital and took the Aztec emperor…


This day in history

This Day in History 1492 – Believing he had reached the Indies, Christopher Columbus’ expedition arrived in the Bahamas. Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas, having been preceded by the…


This Day in History

This Day in History 1502 – Christopher Columbus landed at Honduras on his 4th and last voyage. He would retire a very wealthy man. 1634 – The first female religious leader in the American colonies…