Andrew Kagura of Kenya is martyred for his outspokeness against the Mau Maus.Authority for the date:
Dewar, Diana. All for Christ.
Chen Sulan is shipwrecked and captured by Japan’s secret police while fleeing Japanese invaders. A Methodist, he had fought against his government’s monopolistic sale of opium and established an anti-opium clinic that rehabilitated close to seven thousand addicts. After World War II, he set up a trust that helped the Scripture Union and Methodist groups. He also was a founder of the Chinese YMCA.Authority for the date:
Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity.
Harvard confirms Henry Ware as Hollis Professor of Divinity. Because he is a Unitarian, denying the full divinity of Christ, Congregationalist teachers, loyal to the doctrine of the Trinity, will begin withdrawing from the school.Authority for the date:
Turks martyr the Orthodox monk Damian after days of torture, complaining that his teaching causes sales to drop on Sunday.Authority for the date:
Protestant reformer Archbishop Thomas Cranmer of Canterbury is degraded from his office with humiliating ceremonies following the rise of the Roman Catholic Mary I to power. Cranmer had incurred the enmity of Mary years earlier when he granted King Henry VIII his divorce from Mary’s mother Catherine.Authority for the date:
Calvin acquires the degree of Licentiate (Bachelor) of Laws at Orleans.Authority for the date:
Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge.
Martyrdom of Bruno of Querfert (also known as Boniface) and his associates by Lithuanians.Authority for the date:
Meier, Gabriel. “St. Bruno of Querfurt.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: R. Appleton, 1910.&l
(traditional date) Valentine, a priest in Rome during the reign of Emperor Claudius II, is beheaded along the Flaminian Way.Authority for the date:
Many popular sources.