Death of Wycliffe Bible Translators missionary Henry F. Blood from pneumonia and malnutrition while a captive in Vietnamese hands. He had been captured in the Tet offensive six months earlier. His character won a fellow captive, Mike Benge, to become a Christian.Authority for the date:
Hefly, James and Marti. No Time for Tombstones. Wheaton, Il: Tyndale, 1975.
Death in Oxford of Joy Davidman Lewis, wife of C.S. Lewis.Authority for the date:
Christian History 7 (1985).
Three children in Fatima, Portugal, report seeing visions of the Virgin Mary. The appartion gives them letters to take to the Pope.Authority for the date:
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Orthodox archbishop, Abune Mateos, tries the evangelical preacher Onesimus Nesib and finds him guilty on trumped up charges, calling down the curse of heaven on him. Onesimus is sentenced to lose all his property. However the emperor’s agent investigates and clears Nesib of all charges except refusal to accept a belief in the mediating role of Mary and the saints.Authority for the date:
Dictionary of African Christian Biography.
Death in Reading, Pennsylvania, of Conrad Weiser, a Lutheran peacemaker and negotiator, who had learned the Mohawk language and customs in order to communicate and make treaties with them. He was the father-in-law of notable Lutheran pastor Henry Melchior Muhlenberg and will be remembered in the Episcopal Church calendar on the date of his death.Authority for the date:
- Death of Pope John III. During his lifetime, the Lombards repeatedly ravaged Italy. Authority for the date: Brusher, Joseph. Popes Through the Ages, Third Edition. Neff-Kane, 1980.