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Joan of Arc

It Happened Today: Joan of Arc Entered Orleans (1429)

Despite adverse winds, she ordered a convoy loaded onto boats, promising the wind would change. 

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F. D. Maurice

Devotional (2016 church year): Face the Danger of Temptation (1887)

To be incapable of temptation is the privilege of involuntary creatures; a...

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1882
Death of John Nelson Darby, a biblical scholar and founder of the Plymouth Brethren. Authority for the date: Dictionary of National Biography.
1866
Imad-ud-din converts from Islam to Christianity and becomes a famed preacher, author, and translator. Authority for the date: Neill, Stephen. A History of Christian Missions. (Pelican History of the Church.)
1849

Major Thomas Jackson confesses Christ by public baptism at St. John’s Protestant Episcopal Church Fort Hamilton, New York, officiated by the Rev. Mr. Parks. As a general in the American Civil war, Jackson will exhibit great courage, earning the nickname “Stonewall” and showing deep concern for the spiritual condition of each man under his command.

Authority for the date:

Ancestry.com http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.jackson/13525/mb.ashx

1764

John Newton is ordained a deacon in the Church of England. He had been a slaver at the time of his conversion to Christ.

Authority for the date:

Duffield, Samuel Willoughby. English Hymns: Their Authors and History. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1886.

1749

Death of John Philip Boehm, founder of the German Reformed Church in the United States.

Authority for the date:

www.findagrave.com

1529
Reformers outlaw the mass in Basel, Switzerland. Authority for the date: Bainton, Roland H. Hunted Heretic; The Life and Death of Michael Servetus, 1511-1553. Blackstone Editions, 2005.
1380

Death in Rome of Catherine of Siena, Dominican tertiary and mystic. She had exerted a strong influence on world events through her correspondence with the notables of her day.

Authority for the date:

New Catholic Encyclopedia.