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Historical Writings

Today in Christian History

Thursday, June 26

684
Benedict II is consecrated Pope. A humble, charitable man, he will be successful in freeing papal elections from the requirement of imperial confirmation.
847
Consecration of the scholar Rabanus Maurus as Archbishop of Mainz.
1080
A council of about thirty German and Italian bishops meets at Brixen in the Tyrol and deposes Pope Gregory VII on trumped up charges, including avarice, simony, sorcery, and the Berengarian heresy.
1097
The armies of the First Crusade (1096-99) occupied the ancient Byzantine city of Nicea.
1886
Isaac Barton Kimbrough tells the Texas legislature how he was held up by highwaymen in Tennessee while raising funds for a Christian college and how he persuaded the young robbers to donate to the worthy cause instead.
1892
Birth of Pearl S. Buck, American Presbyterian missionary to China and author of the 1931 best-seller, 'The Good Earth.'
1903
Death of Mary Anne Sanderson Gibson Deck. A hymnwriter, she had written "There Is a City Bright."
1946
Death of Alma Bridwell White, the first female bishop in the United States (for the Pillar of Fire denomination - formerly known as the Methodist Pentecostal Union Church). A supporter of the Ku Klux Klan, she was anti-Semitic and, despite the original name of her denomination, strongly opposed to Pentecostal manifestations such as tongues-speaking.
1968
Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria, President Abdel Nasser, and Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia inaugurate the new Cathedral of Saint Mark in Cairo, Egypt, a prominent Coptic church building.
1984
Noble Alexander, a Seventh Day Adventist pastor, steps off a plane in Washington D.C. after spending twenty-two years in Castro's prisons because of his faith.

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