In South Africa, the parents of teenager Manche Masemola kill her and bury her by a granite rock. Masemola had refused to abandon Christianity, worshiping in the Anglican Church at every opportunity. Decades later, she will be honored with a statue at Westminster Abbey.Authority for the date:
Dictionary of African Christian Biography.
Presbyterian ministers Finis Ewing, Samuel King, and Samuel McAdowhe reorganize the Cumberland Presbytery of Kentucky and Tennessee as an independent presbytery.Authority for the date:
Elizabeth Fry, reared a Quaker, has a conversion experience. She will become a notable prison reformer.Authority for the date:
Kent, John. Elizabeth Fry. B. T. Batsford, 1962.
Muslims execute Joseph of Aleppo, claiming he had promised to become a Muslim but reneged. He seals his fate by testifying against Islamic beliefs at his hearing.Authority for the date:
English reformer John Rogers is burned at the stake at Smithfield, the first of many martyrs in the reign of Mary Tudor.Authority for the date:
Death of Christian educator, encyclopedist, and archbishop Rabanus Maurus.Authority for the date: