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“It became known today that a rift within the leadership of the Billy Sunday organization is threatened to be revealed with the resignation of Bentley...”

“Ackley Breaks with Billy Sunday.” Lancaster, Ohio: Lancaster Daily Eagle. June15, 1915.


Take Necessary Steps Today (1901)

Today salvation has come to this house — Luke 19:9 (ESV). From this day on I will bless you — Haggai 2:19 (N...



Basil succeeds to the see of Caesarea where he becomes famous for innovations such as hostels, hospitals, and soup kitchens.

Authority for the date: New Catholic Encyclopedia.


Execution at Tabanos of Anastasius, a priest, Felix, a Berber monk who converted from Islam, and Digna, a nun.

Authority for the date: Coope, Jessica A. The Martyrs of Cordoba: Community and Family Conflict in an Age of Mass Conversion. University of Ne


Death in Munich of Dutch vocal composer Orlandus Lassus. Along with the works of Palestrina, his compositions will be considered the pinnacle of the Renaissance. He wrote over 1,200 pieces of music, including 53 masses, but his motets will be regarded as his finest pieces.

Authority for the date: Catholic Encyclopedia.


Death in Paris, France, of Claude Fleury, confessor to Louis XV and author of a highly original, multi-volume ecclesiastical history of France. Although he often moved in circles of power and held offices of great responsibility, he remained a modest and simple man of unimpeachable character.

Authority for the date: Britannica


Death of Aaron of Cuddalore, the first indigenous priest ordained by the Lutheran mission at Tranquebar. He had labored eleven years, even after his health failed, winning hundreds to Christ.

Authority for the date: Oriental Christian Biography.


Death in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, of G. K. Chesterton, an influential Roman Catholic apologist and wit, noted for his use of paradox. Pope Pius XI will later pronounce him a defender of the faith.

Authority for the date: Encyclopedia Americana, 1956.


At the order of Cardinal Josef Mindszenty, Hungarians ring church bells in defiance of the Communist government which has declared most traditional church responsibilities illegal.

Authority for the date: Hutten, Kurt. Iron Curtain Christians. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1967.

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