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Henrietta Mears biographies

It Happened Today: Henrietta Mears’ Last Evening (1963)

Mears was a dynamic and flamboyant leader with a seemingly limitless ability to find time for other people. 

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Joy and Strength

Devotional (2016 church year): Make others Happy (1901)

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be...

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Death of Catherine Marshall in Boynton Beach, Florida. She was a Christian writer of talent and influence, author of A Man Called Peter, the biography of her first husband, Peter Marshall.

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Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals.


Muslim students at the University of Alexandria threaten Mr. Edmonds, a Christian student, demanding he denounce his faith or die. When he refuses, they beat him unconscious and leave him with a broken arm.

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Bistawros, Baheg T. Coptic Christians of Egypt Today: Under Threat of Annihilation.


Death of Charles Edward Fuller, founder of Fuller Theological Seminary and well-known as the voice of the radio program The Old Fashioned Revival Hour

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Death of Seeta-Ram, who, despite ill health, and all that it cost him in social ostracism, had shared the gospel publicly and privately for about twelve years with his Hindu compatriots.

Authority for the date:

Oriental Christian Biography.


Bartholomew Legate becomes the last person burned to death in England for heterodox religious opinions.

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Standard encyclopedias.


In Antwerp, Juan de Jáuregui attempts to assassinate William of Orange, the Protestant leader of the Netherlands.

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Stevenson, William. Story of the Reformation. Richmond: John Knox Press, 1959.

Philip the Fair of France burns thirty-nine Knights Templars at the stake in Paris on charges which appear trumped up. He wishes to seize their wealth. Authority for the date: Catholic Encyclopedia.

The First Lateran Council opens in Rome. Convoked by Pope Callistus II, it mainly repeats and confirms earlier decrees but is the first “ecumenical” council held in the West.

Authority for the date:

Catholic Fact Book.


Youthful Edward “the Martyr” is assassinated at the instigation of Queen Elfrida who wants to place his half-brother Ethelred on the throne. Although this is a political assassination, Edward’s piety and defense of the church has been such that the priests and common people consider him a martyr. Rome will include him in its roll of those who died for the faith.

Authority for the date:

Standard encyclopedias.


Death of Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, notable for lectures and writings that influenced the development of Lent and Passion Week observances throughout the entire church.

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Church of England. Holy Women, Holy Men.