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Quote of the day

“May Heaven inspire you with this glorious resolution of exerting your strength, at this crisis, and immortalizing yourself as friend and guardian to y...”

Correspondence Of The American Revolution; Being Letters Of Eminent Men To George Washington, From The Time Of His Taking Command Of The Army To The End Of His Presidency. Edited from the original manuscripts by Jared Sparks, Volume I, Boston, Little Brown, and Company. (1853) pp 448-458.

Devotional

Don’t sleep in face of eternity (1875)

But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep—Jonah 1:5 (NIV). Learn how soundly men...

Events

451

The Council of Chalcedon opens to deal with the Eutychians, who believe Christ’s divinity swallowed up his humanity “like a drop of wine in the sea.”

Authority for the date: Catholic Fact Book.

1664

Benjamin Keach is hauled before a magistrate and accused of scandalous behavior for printing a Baptist primer for children.

Authority for the date: Andrews, William. Bygone Punishments. London: William Andrews & Co., 1899.

1708

Burial of John Blow at Westminster Abbey, where he had been organist. He had composed many lovely religious works such as “Salvador Mundi.”

Authority for the date: http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-history/people/john-blow

1744

Lawyer Elisha Paine, imprisoned in Windham, Connecticut, for preaching illegally, writes his wife to say he preached on the prison grounds, with the result many people came under spiritual conviction.

Authority for the date: Backus, History of the Baptists in New England

1871

Ex-con Jerry McAuley opens the Water Street Mission of New York, one of the first rescue missions in the world.

Authority for the date: Offord, R. M., editor. Jerry McAuley: An Apostle to the Lost. New York: American Tract Society, 1907, 1885.

1932

Joseph Nakabaale Kiwanuka arrives in Algiers to make his novitiate with the Missionaries of Africa. He will go on to become the first native African to be ordained a Catholic bishop in the twentieth century.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

2008

Death of Mrs. Yukiko Sugihara, who had helped her husband, Chiune Sugihara, rescue thousands of Jews from Lithuania during World War II.

Authority for the date: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/sugihara.html

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