On This Day In History—September 5

Today in 1880, Edward Saunders and John Gore started The Salvation Army in Australia from the back of a greengrocer’s cart in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. When Gore said, “If there’s a man here who hasn’t had a square meal today, let him come home to tea with me,” little did he realize that within a century, The Salvation Army would feed hundreds of thousands of Australians each year.