Today in HisStory – August 25

Council of Nicaea ended with the adoption of the Nicene Creed establishing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. (325 AD)

Children’s crusade under Nicolas age 10 reached Genoa. (1212)

Archbishop Langton met with several barons and the prelates of England who were unhappy with King John’s despotic behavior. Langton read aloud Henry I’s coronation charter, on which certain English rights are based, and swore the barons to uphold it, forcing King John to sign the Magna Carta two years later. (1213)

Galileo demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers. (1609)

New Orleans was founded as hundreds of French poured into Louisiana. (1718)

Moravian missionaries Dober and Leupold left to sell themselves into slavery so they could preach the Gospel to slaves in St. Thomas. (1732)

Alice Meynell became the first woman jockey riding. (1804)

New York Sun newspaper perpetrated the Great Moon Hoax reporting life had been discovered on the moon. (1835)

US Civil War: US Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves (1862)

Matthew Webb became the first man to swim English Channel. (1875)

Little House On The Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder married Almonzo James Wilder. (1885)

Japanese scientist Shibasaburo Kitasato discovered the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and published his findings in The Lancet. (1894)

Theologian and preacher Andrew Murray’s testimony of his life was published in The Christian Magazine. (1895)

Hurricane killed 275 in Galveston, Texas. (1915)

US Department of Interior formed the National Park Service (1916)

First skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain took place. It was a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia. (1921)

WW1: US signed peace treaty with Germany. (1921)

WW2: Paris was liberated from the Nazis. General Charles de Gaulle walked the Champs Elysees in Paris. (1944)

John Birch, an American missionary to China and a captain in the Army during World War 2, was killed by Chinese communists days after the surrender of Japan for no apparent reason. He became the first casualty of the Cold War. (1945)

Momofuku Ando marketed the first package of precooked instant noodles. (1958)

Iraqi War: UN security council authorized military action against Iraq. (1990)

Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, died. (2012)


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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