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“The words chosen for this purpose will lead me to speak, first, of the objects of a pastor s solicitude secondly the officiating character thirdly the...”

Bishop, J.P. Memoir of Rev. Seymour W. Adams, D.D. Late Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, Ohio: Fairbanks, Benedict & Co., 1866.


Learn to recover lost strength (1914)

Read 1 Kings 8:22-36. In this portion of [Solomon’s] great prayer I discern the unalterable mode in which nations...



The Ark and the Dove, small ships, sail from the Isle of Man. Outfitted by Cecil Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore, their purpose is to settle Maryland, giving English Roman Catholics a refuge from persecution.

Authority for the date: Mark, John T. “The Founding of Maryland.”


Death of Horatio Spafford’s four daughters in a shipping accident when the French ship Ville du Havre sinks. In response, he will pen the hymn “It Is Well with My Soul.”

Authority for the date: Morgan, Robert J. On This Day. Nelson, 1997.


Because of his success as a Protestant evangelist in Petrograd, Basil Malof is sentenced to prison in Siberia, a sentence commuted a few days later to banishment from Russia.

Authority for the date: Oswald A. Blumit. Sentenced to Siberia


Nurse Dorothy Davis is appointed as a Nazarene missionary to Swaziland. Because of her role in training Swazi nurses, she will become known as “the Mother of Swazi Nurses.” She will be honored with the Member of the British Empire award.

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Death of Paul William Fleming in a plane crash. He had been a co-founder of New Tribes Mission.

Authority for the date: Johnston, Ken. The Story of New Tribes Mission. New Tribes Mission, 1985.


Death of C. S. Lewis, beloved apologist, scholar and author.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

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