After trying unsuccessfully for many years to stifle Christianity, the government of Bulgaria passes a law acknowledging that the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is the traditional church of Bulgaria and inseparably united with its history.Authority for the date:
Hutten, Kurt. Iron Curtain Christians. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1967.
- Death of pastor Charles Monroe Sheldon, author of the popular Christian novel In His Steps, from which we get the phrase “What Would Jesus Do?” Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.
Internationally-known evangelist and Bible expositor, Harry A. Ironside, is issued a unanimous call (which he will accept) to pastor the Moody Memorial Bible Church in Chicago.Authority for the date:
Death of Amanda Smith, an African-American evangelist known for her powerful singing. Her autobiography will be frequently referenced in women’s studies.Authority for the date:
Death of Samuel Wolcott, a Congregational clergyman and author of numerous hymns, among them “Christ for the World We Sing.”Authority for the date:
A longstanding edict against Christianity is revoked in Japan.Authority for the date:
Kitchin, W. C. "Christianity as a factor in Japanese Politics." The Chatauquan (June 1891) 346.
Viscount Dungannon moves a resolution condemning prayer meetings in the theatres of Southern England where revival services are booming.Authority for the date:
Orr, J. Edwin. The Second Evangelical Awakening. London: Marshall, Morgan and Scott, 1949.
Pope Gregory XIII issues his famous bull Inter gravissimas which decrees our present Gregorian calendar.Authority for the date: