Today in HisStory – May 25

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V pronounced Martin Luther an outlaw and heretic for refusing to recant his teachings while at the Diet of Worms. (1521)

The Ship Le Grand St Antoine reached Marseille, bringing Europe’s last major plague outbreak. The plague killed around 100,000. (1720)

A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ended the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary disputes and exchange of prisoners. (1738)

Constitutional convention opened at Philadelphia. George Washington presided. (1787)

William Paley died. He had developed an influential apologetic based on natural history. He was closely associated with the argument from design, using the analogy of a clockmaker and watch. (1805)

American Sunday School Union was founded. (1830)

Christian Doppler presented his theory of changes in frequency, now called the Doppler Effect, to the Royal Bohemian Society, Prague. (1842)

Billy Bray, evangelist to coal miners in England, died. (1868)

Babe Ruth was suspended one day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an umpire. (1922)

Henry Ford announced he was ending the production of the Model T Ford. (1927)

Babe Ruth hits the last home run of his career. (1935)

Track and field athlete and Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is remembered as “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport”. (1935)

US President John F. Kennedy announces the United States will put a man on Moon before the end of decade. The goal was reached in 1969. (1961)

The first Star Wars movie opens. (1977)

American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago killing 273 including two on the ground. (1979)

Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union (1989)

17 children are killed by a gas cylinder explosion on a school bus in Gujrat, Pakistan. (2013)

Yuichiro Miura of Japan becomes the oldest person to climb Mount Everest at 80 years old. (2013)

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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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