Today in HisStory – July 25

Constantine I was proclaimed Roman Emperor by his troops. (306 AD)

First Council of Nicea ended after drafting the formula for Easter dates and Nicene Creed. (325 AD)

James VI of Scotland was crowned James I of Great Britain uniting kingdoms of England and Scotland. (1603)

The Three Years War began along the Maine and Massachusetts border. (1722)

North Carolina became a royal colony. (1729)

English engineer George Stephenson introduced the first steam locomotive. (1814)

War of 1812: Americans defeated British at the Battle of Niagara Falls. (1814)

The first recorded railroad accident in U.S. history occurred when four people were thrown off a vacant car on the Granite Railway near Quincy, Massachusetts. (1832)

US Civil War: The Crittenden Resolution was passed stating that the war was being fought to preserve Union and uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery. (1861)

US Congress formed the Wyoming Territory taking land out of Dakota, Utah, and Idaho. (1868)

Author Jack London sailed to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he would write his first successful stories. (1897)

Spanish American War: First US troops landed and occupied Puerto Rice at Guanica Bay. (1898)

Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovered a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock was monosodium glutamate, MSG, and patented a process for manufacturing it. (1908)

There was an explosion at the Lake Erie and Cleveland Waterworks. (1916)

WW1: Mata Hari was sentenced to death by a French court for spying on Germany’s behalf. (1917)

WW2: Benito Mussolini was dismissed as Italian Premier and arrested on the authority of King Victor Emmanuel III. (1943)

WW2: Operation Spring became one of Canada’s bloodiest days. There were 18,444 casualties and 5,021 killed. (1944)

At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis staged their first show as a comedy team. (1946)

In a speech, US President John F. Kennedy emphasized any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO. (1961)

Edward Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed his pregnant mistress, Mary Jo Kopechne. (1969)

Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announced that henceforth the United States will expect its Asian allies to tend to their own military defense. This was known as the Nixon Doctrine and led to policies ending US involvement in the war. (1969)

US health officials conceded African American were used as guinea pigs in a 40 year syphilis experiment. (1972)

Louise Brown, the world’s first test tube baby, was born at Oldham General Hospital in England. (1978)

The US Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd, conspirator in the Lincoln assassination. (1992)


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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