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“Concerning my beloved wife, Mary Bradbury, this is what I have to say We have been married fifty five years, and she hath been a loving and faithful w...”

Upham, Charles. Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II: With an Account of Salem Village and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Subjects. 1867.


Learn reverence (1878)

When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”...



Death of Theodosius II, killed by a fall from his horse while hunting, an event which brings about the accession of his sister Pulcheria, who has long been an advocate of orthodox Christianity.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


John Allen, Archbishop of Dublin, is murdered at Artaine, near Dublin, during the rebellion of Lord Thomas Fitzgerald.

Authority for the date: Shahan, Thomas. "John Allen." The Catholic Encyclopedia.New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907.


Protestant reformer Thomas Cromwell, for many years the chief advisor to King Henry VIII, is executed at Tower Hill after refusing to support Henry’s divorce against Anne of Cleves. The charge is “betraying the crown.”

Authority for the date: Christian History 48 (1995).


Death of Bulstrode Whitelocke, an influential Christian lawyer during the Commonwealth of Oliver Cromwell. Among Whitelocke’s last words: “There has been one true religion in the world; and that is the work of the Spirit of God in the hearts and souls of men.”

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the greatest Christian composers of all time, succumbs to apoplexy and fever.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Clergy from many Protestant denominations gather at Kidderminster, England, for the unveiling and dedication of a statue in commemoration of influential Puritan preacher and writer Richard Baxter (1615-1691).

Authority for the date: Christian History 89 (2006).


Francis Pfanner lands at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where he will do a notable missionary work.

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


Forty-five Serbs are tortured by Germans in an Orthodox church in Serbia.

Authority for the date: Serbian Orthdox Eastern Church. Martyrdom of the Serbs.


Chinese troops massacre Christians of the A-Hmao ethnic group who are worshiping secretly in a cave at Xinglongchang. Their leaders had defied the Chinese by saying if forbidden to worship openly they would worship secretly and if attacked on Sunday they would multiply their meetings to every day of the week.

Authority for the date: Paul Hattaway, China’s Christian Martyrs. p. 427


Martyrdom of Ethiopian theologian Gudina Tumsa at the hands of rebel Derg soldiers.

Authority for the date: Wikipedia.


Death of Wang Ming Dao, an influential Chinese evangelist who spent many years in a Communist prison for his faith.

Authority for the date: Christian History 98 (2008).

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