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Today in Christian History
The remains of Saint Michael, Prince of Tver (Russia), martyred by a Khan, are placed in a church he had built in honor of the Transfiguration.
The Mayflower sails from Plymouth, England, with Pilgrims aboard.
Death at Bath, England, of Bishop Edmund Gibson, who had produced a definitive and scholarly work on English ecclesiastical law, Corpus Juris Ecclesiastici Anglicani.
Baptism of Pran Krishna, a recent convert from Hinduism. About this time, he writes a hymn that begins, "Being in great fear, I came and sat at your feet." He will eventually be driven from his village and he, his wife, and children will have cow dung hurled in their faces. He becomes a successful evangelist throughout India.
Colonial American missionary Adoniram Judson, 24, en route to the mission field, converted from Congregationalism to become a Baptist. He later translated the Bible into Burmese and authored a Burmese dictionary (1849).
Death in Combaconum, India, of Pastor Visoowasanaden, whose integrity, meekness, and knowledge of Scripture won many of his countrymen to follow Christ.
Three preachers collapse from fatigue, unable to cope with the overwhelming number of inquirers in a Glasgow revival.
Muslims in Instanbul riot against Christians and Greeks, gutting or sacking sixty of the city's eighty Christian churches.
Latin American bishops gathered in Medell
American Presbyterian missionary Francis Schaeffer wrote in a letter: 'Only the one who has been hurt can bring healing. The other person cannot. It is the one who has been hurt who has to be willing to be hurt again to show love, if there is to be hope that healing will come.'
© 1987-2020, William D. Blake. Portions used by permission of the author, from "Almanac of the Christian Church"