Today-in-History

American Jew Lynched

August 17, 1915: Leo Max Frank, an American Jew was lynched in Marietta, Georgia. Many historians believe he was innocent of the murder he was lynched for. The lynching was conducted by many influential people including a former governor of Georgia, the son of a Congress member, lawyers, physicians, mayors, sheriffs and others. As a result, about half of Georgia's Jews migrated from the state.

Henry VIII Orders English Bibles in Every Church

May 6, 1536: Henry VIII, King of England, orders a Bible in English be placed in every church in England. Readers were provided for the illiterate so they could hear the Scriptures read to them in English. The decree's purpose was to enable the English to read from the Bible that the Pope was not the head of the church but the English monarch was.