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Today in Christian History
Beheading in Toledo of Fandila, a priest of Tabanos, who had reviled Muhammed.
Death in Padua, Italy, of Anthony of Padua, who had been a notable Franciscan preacher and wonder worker.
English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in his journal: 'Oh, let none think his labor is lost because the fruit does not immediately appear.'
In Germany, John Henry Schramm ordains Philip William Otterbein, who will become a notable evangelist and leader of the United Brethren movement in America.
Death in Wethersfield, Connecticut, of Elizabeth Scott, a hymnwriter whose most notable hymn was based on Psalm 3:5 and titled "Morning Hymn."
Birth of Edward F. Rimbault, the English church organist who composed the hymn tune to which is sung 'O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice.'
David E. Campbell, missionary to India, with his wife and two children are put to death by Nana Sahib, a rebel chief.
The Presbyterian Church in England merged with the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland, in creating a more uniform representation of the Reformed faith in the British Isles.
Birth of Reuben Larson, missionary pioneer who in 1931 (along with Clarence W. Jones) co-founded the World Radio Missionary Fellowship. Since 1969, WRMF has been headquartered in Opa Locka, Florida.
A World Missionary Conference is called to order this evening at the Assembly Hall of the United Free Church of Scotland. Lord Balfour of Burleigh reads greetings from world leaders and the delegates arise spontaneously to sing "God Save the King." The conference will run for ten days.
© 1987-2020, William D. Blake. Portions used by permission of the author, from "Almanac of the Christian Church"