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Today in Christian History
Archbishop John Chrysostom leaves Constantinople under arrest, never to return.
Clement VII and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V signed the Peace of Barcelona, which ended attacks on Rome by the Lutheran armies.
The Schwenkfelders leave Rotterdam on what will prove to be a hard voyage to America.
Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'A Christian is not of hasty growth...but rather like the oak, the progress of which is hardly perceptible, but in time becomes a deep-rooted tree.'
Birth of Dorothy Ann Thrupp, English devotional writer and author of the hymn, 'Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us.'
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord Chamberlain awaken eighteen-year-old Princess Victoria, a Christian, at five in the morning, to inform her she is now the Queen of England and Empress of its far-flung empire.
Five Moravian missionaries arrive at the location in Alaska where they will found Bethel mission. The Moravian leader, Rev. Henry Kilbuck will learn the Yup'ik language of the local Eskimos.
America's Presbyterian General Assembly opens dialogue with Baptists and Methodists for organizing Protestant mission work in the Philippines, which have recently been ceded to the United States following the Spanish-American War.
Robert A. Torrey receives his DD from Wheaton. He will become a prominent evangelical leader and write the popular What the Bible Teaches.
Death of Georges Lema
© 1987-2020, William D. Blake. Portions used by permission of the author, from "Almanac of the Christian Church"