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“We need some reformer of the nation s morals, who should raise his voice in the high places of the land and do within the church and nearer the Britis...”

Hancock, Christopher D. “The Shrimp Who Stopped Slavery.” Christian History 53 (1997).


Don’t cower because of a failure (1873)

If a ruler’s anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest—Eccles...



Death of Arsenije I Sremac, second archbishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church. A pulpil of St. Sava, he succeeded him and also built the monastery at Pec.

Authority for the date: Wikipedia.


Harvard College (not yet named Harvard) is founded by vote of General Court of Massachusetts Bay with the primary purpose of preparing ministers and religious educators.

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Missionary John Eliot preaches the first worship service for Native Americans in their native language—in a wigwam at Nonantum, Massachusetts.

Authority for the date: Winslow, Ola Elizabeth. John Eliot; Apostle to the Indians. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968.


Edith Warner arrives at Lagos, Nigeria, and is transferred to shore by hoists and derricks as if she were a bale of cotton. She will serve as a missionary in Nigeria for decades, often venturing where no white person had gone before.

Authority for the date: Basden, G. T.  Edith Warner of the Niger. Seely Service and Co, 1927.


Pope Pius XI consecrates six indigenous Chinese priests as bishops in St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome, part of a new policy to make the Chinese church more nationalistic.

Authority for the date: History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450–1990, edited by Klaus Koschorke, Frueder Ludwig, a


Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, the Roman Catholic patriarch of Venice, becomes Pope John XXIII. He will convene the Second Vatican Council in 1962.

Authority for the date: Clifton, Daniel, ed. Chronicle of the Twentieth Century. Dorling Kindersley Pub, 1995.


 Fifteen hundred people attend a Pentecostal evangelistic meeting in Puerto Rico. Raimundo Jimenez preaches while his brother Eugenio prays for the sick, resulting in six thousand inquirers.

Authority for the date: Orr, Evangelical Awakenings in Latin America

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