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Historical Writings

Today in Christian History

Friday, October 1

1555
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina is appointed choir master to St. John Lateran, where he will produce some of the finest music before Bach.
1865
James Bryan invites a revival team to use his circus arena and many people become Christians there.
1877
Daniel Warner's church brings charges against him for preaching holiness.
1883
American churchman A. B. Simpson founded the first school in America to train missionaries, in New York City. Called the Missionary Training Institute in 1894, its name was changed to Nyack College in 1972.
1889
Birth of Ralph W. Sockman, American scholar and devotional writer. His best-remembered poem begins: "I met God in the morning, when my day was at its best...."
1924
Mabel Dean and Hattie Salyer arrive in Egypt to begin a mission work.
1948
The Communist government of Romania announces that one and a half million persons loyal to the Catholic church are being placed under the control of the Orthodox church.
1957
Representatives from 49 churches met in Roseville, MI, to begin organizing the Baptist State Convention of Michigan. The organization officially came into being the following month.
1978
After discussion with the board of OC (Overseas Crusades International), with whom he had worked many years, Luis Palau forms his own evangelistic organization. The Luis Palau Evangelistic Association (LPEA) will conduct large evangelistic events around the world.
2000
Pope John Paul II canonizes Katharine Drexel, American foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, a congregation to serve the African American and Native American people who are oppressed by discrimination and dire poverty.

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