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It Happened Today: Athanasius Listed the New Testament as We Know it (367)

His Easter letter listed the books of the New Testament as we know them.

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Title page of Sturm’s book

Devotional (2016 church year): Show me the track (1830)

This new day is a new incitement to me to select the path of holiness. I am...

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Baptism of Elija Titus Latunde at twelve years of age. He will become the third president of the Christ Apostolic Churches in Nigeria, which will experience phenomenal growth under his leadership. He will also spearhead secular development projects and serve as a peacemaker with Muslims.

Authority for the date:

Dictionary of African Christian Biography


Isabella Thoburn arrives in India where she becomes a great missionary-educator.

Authority for the date:

Thoburn, J. M. Life of Isabella Thoburn. New York: Garland, 1987.


Death of William B. Bradbury, composer of the tunes to which we sing many well-loved hymns, including “Jesus Loves Me,” “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Me,” “Take My Life and Let it Be,” “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” “Just as I Am,” and others. He had published fifty-nine collections of sacred and secular music.

Authority for the date:

Standard encyclopedias.


Death of Francois Fenelon, archbishop of Cambrai, who had written on Christian love and perfection.

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Standard encyclopedias.


Pope Nicholas V issues a papal bull acceding to a request from King James II to establish a university in Glasgow.

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Lucian, Presbyter of Antioch, is tried and executed for his faith in Nicomedia.

Authority for the date:

Frend, W. H. C. The Early Church. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1965.