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“Whereas, Anna Heyndricks daughter, alias, Anna de Vlaster, formerly a citizeness of this city, at present a prisoner here, unmindful of her soul s sal...”

Wenger, John Christian. Even unto Death: the Heroic Witness of the Sixteenth-Century Anabaptists.


The soul finds its life in God (1893)

It is not a strange thing, then, for the soul to find its life in God. This is its native air. God as the environment of...



Bishop Donatus of North Africa stands firm against an edict by Emperor Constantine dispossessing the Donatists of their church buildings. The result will be five years of bloodshed and persecution that will not quell the Donatists.

Authority for the date: Grant, Michael. Constantine the Great. Scribners, 1993. p166.


Death of Pope Leo I, who negotiated peace with invaders of Italy and rebuilt Rome after it was laid in ruins by Vandals. Future generations will consider him the founder of the medieval papacy.

Authority for the date: Frend, W. H. C. The Early Church. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1965.


Caliph Ja’far al Mutawakkil executes Constantine, King of Georgia, because he refuses to embrace Islam. The Turks hang his body from a high pillar to intimidate other Christian believers.

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New Jersey’s governor, William Franklin, signs the charter for Queen’s College, New Brunswick, which will later be renamed Rutgers University.

Authority for the date: “Founding of Queen’s College (1755-1771).”


Henry Stanley finds David Livingstone at Ujiji, Lake Tanganyika, one of the most famous moments in missionary history, supposedly greeting him with the words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume.”

Authority for the date: Carey, John. Eyewitness to History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988.


Mok Lai Chi, interpreter to a Pentecostal missionary, is baptized in the Holy Spirit. He will be a founder of China’s first independent Pentecostal church and of its first Pentecostal newspaper, Pentecostal Truths, as well as an active leader in work to ameliorate the condition of the poor and needy.

Authority for the date: Fenggang, Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Chri


The Gideons place their first Bible ten years after Samuel Hill and John Nicholson began the organization.

Authority for the date: Gideons, the. Twenty-two Years' History of the Gideons; the Christian Commercial Travelers' Association of America. Ch


Death of hymnwriter James Rowe, whose songs include “I Would Be Like Jesus” and “I Was Sinking Deep in Sin.”

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