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“And, we do of our further grace give and grant to the said governor and company, and their successors, that it shall and may be lawful, to and for the...”

“The Charter of Massachusetts Bay: 1629.” Yale Law School. Avalon Project. <> (Accessed December 15, 2014).


Endure Hardship (1873)

Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus—2 Timothy 2:3 (NASB). If you are a disciple of Christ,...



Death of Daniel, Grand Prince of Moscow, the youngest son of Alexander Nevsky. He had received as his inheritance a lowly domain centered on Moscow, which he ruled peacefully. Through wise alliances and a timely defeat of the Tatars, he had raised Moscow to preeminence. According to tradition, he founded two monasteries. He became a monk himself shortly before his death. Three and a half centuries later the Russian Orthodox Church will declare him a saint.

Authority for the date: Wikipedia.


Death of Ana de Jesús, a discalced (shoeless) nun who had founded several branches of the Carmelites. She had been a close associate of Teresa of Avila. The church will soon declare her “Venerable.”

Authority for the date: Zimmerman, Benedict. Introduction to A Spiritual Canticle... 


President Thomas Jefferson in his second inaugural address requests prayer and recalls divine blessings.

Authority for the date: Raines, Zander Dell. “One Nation Under God: A Layman’s Look at American History.”


Death of Sheikh Salih, a notable Indian Christian. At his baptism he had taken the name Abdul Masih, meaning “servant of the Messiah.”

Authority for the date: Andrews, C.F. North India. London: A. R. Mowbray, 1908.


Newly-elected president of the United States Zachary Taylor refuses inauguration on Sunday out of respect for the Lord’s day but is inaugurated on Monday.

Authority for the date: “Swearing-In Ceremony for President Zachary Taylor.”


Death in Bethany, West Virginia, of Alexander Campbell, co-founder of the Stone-Campbell movement that later will diverge into Disciples of Christ and various Churches of Christ.

Authority for the date: Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals.


Death of Franz Delitzsch, German Lutheran Old Testament scholar and theologian, a Christian Hebraist. His greatest contribution to biblical scholarship was an Old Testament commentary he published in collaboration with J. F. K. Keil.

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Death of American evangelist Daniel W. Whittle, author of several popular hymns including “There Shall Be Showers of Blessing,” “Have You Any Room for Jesus?” “I Know Whom I Have Believed,” and “Moment by Moment.”

Authority for the date: Cyberhymnal.


William Seymour, having preached that tongues is the Bible evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit, is padlocked out of the Los Angeles church at which he had been invited to preach. This will force him to continue his ministry in a private home and soon prompt him to rent space on Azusa Street where revival will break out.

Authority for the date: McGee, Gary B. “William J. Seymour and the Azusa Street Revival.” Enrichment Journal, 2013.


Gaspar Makil, a Filipino missionary to Vietnam, his young daughter Janie Makil and Elwood Jacobson, a missionary from the United States, are killed by the Vietcong while travelling to the Makil home.

Authority for the date: Arizona Republic. (Wednesday, March 6, 1963)

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