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Today in Christian History

July 31

1773
Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'Duty is ourpart; the care is His.'
1776
Francis Salvador, a plantation owner from South Carolina, became the first Jewto die for American independence, when he was killed in a skirmish with the British.
1874
Patrick Francis Healy was inaugurated president of Georgetown University, theoldest Catholic university in America. Healy at the same time became the first African-American to head a predominantly white university.
1889
Death of Horatius Bonar, 81, Scottish preacher and author of the hymn, 'I Heardthe Voice of Jesus Say.'
1970
The complete New American Standard Version of the Bible (NASB) was firstpublished. (The completed NASB New Testament had been released earlier, in 1963.)

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (pilgrimwb@aol.com)

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© 1987-2010, William D. Blake. Used by permission of the author, from Almanac of the Christian Church

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