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“And now comrades and friends I must say good bye. I am going into dry dock for repairs, but The Army will not be allowed to suffer, either financially...”

Railton, George Scott. The Authoritative Life of General William Booth. George H. Doran, Co., 1912.


God’s Spirit Witnesses with Ours (1858)

The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God—Romans 8:16. Three important thin...



Death in a French prison of Cardinal de Bourbon, whom the Catholic League and the Paris parliament had considered the rightful king of France following the death of Henry III (the king who had imprisoned him) in 1589. The cardinal had renounced the throne, however, in favor of his nephew Henry of Navarre, who abjured Protestantism to become King Henry IV

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Death in Lübeck of church organist Dietrich Buxtehude, whose composition and playing were so good that Johann Sebastian Bach had once walked two-hundred-and-fifty miles one way to hear him and to watch him play.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Death of Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf in Herrnhut. He had founded the Moravian Brethren and was a pioneer in ecumenism and Protestant mission work.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Pran Krishna, a zealous evangelist in India, shows symptoms of cholera and will die the following morning.

Authority for the date: Oriental Christian Biography.


Andrew Murray is ordained on his 20th birthday. He will become a notable educator of Christians in South Africa and the author of beloved books on Christian living such as The True Vine and Abide in Me.

Authority for the date: Davies, Horton. Great South African Christians. Cape Town, New York, Oxford University Press, 1951.


Orthodox mystic and author Theophan the Recluse is consecrated Bishop of Tambov, where he will demonstrate his forward thinking by establishing a school for girls.

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Death in London of Arabella Katherine Hankey, author of the hymns “I Love to Tell the Story” and “Tell Me the Old, Old Story.”

Authority for the date: Cyberhymnal.

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