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Elizabeth of the Palatine

It Happened Today: Witty and Tolerant Princess Elizabeth of the Palatine (1680)

She befriended and protected Protestants of all stripes.

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In the Hour of Silence

Devotional (2016 church year): He Desired a Healing Touch (1899)

They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover , Mark 16:18.

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Death of Guiquita Waewae, one of the killers of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian. He had become a Christian and led his people to leave their violent lifestyle.

Authority for the date:

The Family Journal.


Repose (death) of Archbishop Simon of Shanghai and Beijing. Under his leadership, the Orthodox mission in China had experienced significant growth.

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Luther’s books are burned at St. Paul’s, London; and Thomas Bilney is forced to abjure his mildly reformist views.

Authority for the date:

Daniell, David. William Tyndale. Yale University Press, 2001.


Tomas de Torquemada, whose name will go down in infamy, is appointed Grand Inquisitor of all Spain.

Authority for the date:

Kamen, Henry. The Spanish Inquisition.


Philip IV “the Fair” of France publically burns Pope Boniface VIII’s bull Ausculta Fili which calls on him to mend his ways. The pope and king have been bitter foes.

Authority for the date:

Durant, Will and Ariel. The Age of Faith. (The Story of Civilization.)