Death of John Mott, whose missions ministry had spanned the globe.Authority for the date:
Josiah Mtekateka is ordained as a deacon. He will overcome racism to become the first black African bishop of the Anglican Church in Malawi.Authority for the date:
Dictionary of African Christian Biography.
Death of Charles Spurgeon, a Baptist minister considered one of the greatest preachers of all time.Authority for the date:
Death of Giovanni “Don” Bosco, Roman Catholic priest, educator, and founder of the Salesian order. He will be canonized in 1934.Authority for the date:
Saxton, Eugene. “St. Giovanni Melchior Bosco.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Com
The profession ceremony for Sister Martha Turpin is held at the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the first American-born woman to become a nun in the Catholic Church.Authority for the date:
Olsen, Kirstin. Chronology of Women’s History.
Death of Menno Simons. This gentle Anabaptist leader will give his name to the Mennonites. Surprisingly, considering the rewards on his head, he dies a natural death.Authority for the date:
Simons, Menno. Complete Writings of Menno Simons.
Edward VI becomes king of England and promotes the Reformation.Authority for the date:
Benton, J.H. The Book of Common Prayer; Its Origin and Growth. Boston, 1910.
Athanasius returns to Alexandria where he spends the last seven years of his life after having been exiled five times for his faith.Authority for the date:
Schaff, Philip. New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge.
Silvester becomes bishop of Rome Silvester (i.e.: pope) after Miltiades, but few genuine records will survive from his years.Authority for the date:
Wace, Henry. A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D.