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A World Missionary Conference is called to order this evening at the Assembly Hall of the United Free Church of Scotland. Lord Balfour of Burleigh reads greetings from world leaders and the delegates arise spontaneously to sing “God Save the King.” The conference will run for ten days.

Authority for the date:

Christian History 87 (2008).

David E. Campbell, missionary to India, with his wife and two children are put to death by Nana Sahib, a rebel chief. Authority for the date:

William Carey and his family sail for India, accompanied by John Thomas. They will do notable mission work there.

Authority for the date:

Walsh, W. Parkenham. "William Carey: India, 1793-1834."


Death of Elizabeth Scott, a hymnwriter whose most notable hymn was based on Psalm 3:5 and titled “Morning Hymn.”

Authority for the date:

Hatfield, Edwin. The Poets of the Church. New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Company, 1884.


In Germany, John Henry Schramm ordains Philip William Otterbein, who will become a notable evangelist and leader of the United Brethren movement in America.

Authority for the date:

Drury's History of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Dayton, OH: United Brethren, 1931.


German reformer, Martin Luther, formerly a monk, marries Katherine von Bora, formerly a nun, who had escaped from her convent in a fish barrel.

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Death of Anthony of Padua, who had been a notable Franciscan preacher and wonder worker.

Authority for the date:

Schaff, Philip. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge.


Beheading in Toledo of Fandila, a priest of Tabanos, who had reviled Muhammed.

Authority for the date:

Haines, Charles Reginald. Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031).


Edict of Milan is proclaimed by Licinius when he enters Nicomedia.

Authority for the date:

William Smith, Henry Wace. A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines… Boston: Lit