Today in HisStory – June 25

Irish missionary Moluag died. He had introduced Christianity to the Island of Lismore and parts of northeastern Scotland. (592 AD)

Five Canterbury monks reported something exploding on Moon. (1178)

The Augsburg Confession, the primary confession of faith for the Lutheran Church, was presented by Germany’s Protestant princes to Holy Roman emperor Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg. (1530)

The German Book of Concord was published. It contained all the official confessions of the Lutheran Church. (1580)

The fork was introduced to Americans by Governor Winthrop in Plymouth. (1630)

Lunar eclipse was the first astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies. (1638)

First blood transfusion was performed by French Doctor Jean-Baptiste Denys. (1667)

First recorded monthly Quaker meeting was held in US at Sandwich, Massachusetts. (1672)

Elena Cornaro Piscopia, a Venetian, was awarded a doctorate of philosophy. She was the first woman to receive a university doctoral decree. (1678)

John and Charles Wesley and four other clergymen held the first Methodist Conference in London. (1744)

US Civil War: US General George Meade replaced General Hooker as commander of the Army of the Potomac.  (1863)

English pioneer missionary J. Hudson Taylor prayed for twenty-four willing and skillful workers and founded the China Inland Mission. It later known as OMF—the Overseas Missionary Fellowship International. (1865)

First barbed wire was patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio. (1867)

US Civil War: Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina were readmitted to the US. (1868)

In the Battle of the Little Bighorn, US 7th Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. It became known as “Custer’s Last Stand”. (1876)

Mann Act was passed stating no man can take a women across state lines for immoral purposes. (1910)

US Civil War: Veterans began arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913. (1913)

Myrtle Wilson and a group of women who wanted to be missionaries in Africa prayed for funds. Within a month, they receive enough money to sail for their destination. (1917)

US President Hoover authorized building of Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam. (1929)

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination in the National Defense Industry. (1941)

WW2: Major General Dwight Eisenhower was appointed commander of US forces in Europe. (1945)

Anne Frank’s diary was published in Netherlands. (1947)

Korean War: The war began when North Korea invaded South Korea. (1950)

US Supreme Court ruled school prayer is unconstitutional. (1962)

US Supreme Court upheld male-only draft registration and declared it constitutional. (1981)

US Supreme Court ruled family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known. (1990)

Independence Day, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum, premiered (1996)

The US Supreme Court ruled police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order. (2014)

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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