TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In 325, the first Chris­tian ec­u­meni­cal coun­cil opened at Nicea in Asia Mi­nor. The doc­trine of Je­sus Christ’s di­vin­ity was for­mally af­firmed for the first time by the coun­cil. It was also the first time the en­tire church had gath­ered to de­ter­mine pol­icy and doc­trine. In 1506, ex­plorer Christo­pher Colum­bus died in poverty in Val­ladolid, in north­west Spain. He was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy, the son of a wool mer­chant and weaver. He had just com­pleted his book of bib­li­cal com­men­tary, “The Prophe­cies,” when he died. In 1536, Henry VIII and Jane Sey­mour were be­trothed. She later be­came his third wife. Al­though Henry had six wives, only Sey­mour gave him a son, the fu­ture Ed­ward VI. She died in Oc­to­ber 1537, just days af­ter giv­ing birth to Ed­ward. In 1859, Ge­orge Barstow was elected mayor of Nanaimo, B.C. Only one vote was cast in the elec­tion. In 1902, the United States ended its oc­cu­pa­tion of Cuba. In 1903, the first truck race was held in New York City. The race, spon­sored by the Au­to­mo­bile Club of Amer­ica, at­tracted seven heavy trucks and six de­liv­ery wag­ons.

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