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“I have received your letter, and with most melancholy anxiety was it expected, for the sad news reached us last night, but without any particulars. It...”

Austen-Leigh, William and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh. Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters: a Family Record. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1913.


Sinful nature must be destroyed (1897)

The carnal mind is enmity against God—Romans 8:7 (KJV). The flesh is incurably bad. “It is not subject to th...



A vial of “Christ’s blood,” stamped with official seals, is imported into England to shouts of acclaim from the king and crowds.

Authority for the date: Vincent, Nicholas. The Holy Blood; King Henry III and the Westminster Blood. Cambridge University Press, 2001.


Philip IV the Fair arrests all Templars of France without warning and has them tortured. He hopes to force them to incriminate themselves so that he can confiscate their wealth.

Authority for the date: Numerous popular websites, including Wikipedia.


Death of Theodore Beza, a French-born theologian, who had been widely recognized as Calvin’s successor.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Murder of the Coptic king Iyasu I of Ethiopia. He had been a successful warrior, a conciliator of religious differences, and a great builder of churches.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.


Theodore Fliedner opens his first deaconess training center, at Kaiserswerth. Among those who will be trained there is Florence Nightingale, the “Lady with a Lamp.”

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English hymnwriter Frances Havergal writes the words to the hymn “Who Is on the Lord’s Side?”

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The Church of the Nazarene organizes in Texas.

Authority for the date: Southern Nazarene University. “History of the Church: Dr. Phineas F. Bresee.”

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