No, not that Elvis. It's the birthday of Declan Patrick MacManus, one of the most prolific musicians of the late 20th Century. Not too bad a description for an old punk rocker.
The Council of Nicaea ended on August 25, 325, resulting in the Nicene Creed. This established the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, which proved that the Father and Son were not two, but three and therefore one. This controversial creed alienated many math teachers from the church.
Its repercussions eventually caused a Schism, which caused in Infidels, which caused considerable bloodshed and ultimately resulted in more Political Philosophy.
August 25 1835 -
The New York Sun publishes stunning revelations that Sir John Hershel has observed little men living on the surface of the moon.
The stories, now generally believed to be false, brings the paper record circulation.
August 25 1900 -
No, Nietzsche is dead.
God finds this very amusing.
August 25 1925 -
The Sleeping Car Porters' Union was established by A. Phillip Randolph,
a political malcontent who'd been agitating for reform ever since his ejection from the Wide Awake Car Porters' Union.
August 25 1967 –
George Lincoln Rockwell, the leader of the American Nazi Party,
was relieved of his duties by means of the usual Nazi method: he was shot to bloody hell.
August 25 1993 -
Snoop Doggy Dogg arrested on charges of accomplice to murder, manslaughter, in Los Angeles.
He is later aquitted of all charges. His defense, "I was too high to commit any crime."
(maybe more tomorrow)
And So It Goes.