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(probable date) Death of Gildas, thought to have been an abbot, who gave us the earliest history we have of the British Celts. Because of the scarcity and inaccuracy of records from that era, the date and place of both his birth and death will remain uncertain into the twenty-first century.

Authority for the date: A Monk of Rhuys. The Life of Gildas.


(probable date) Death of Andrei Rublev at Andronikov Monastery. He will be considered the greatest medieval Russian painter of icons and Christian frescoes.

Authority for the date: Wikipedia.


Agents of Mary Tudor degrade and condemn the Protestant bishop John Hooper along with John Rogers, Rowland Taylor, and other preachers of the Reformation. Hooper will be executed the following month.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Death of Robert Sanderson, bishop of Lincoln, whose biography was included as one of Izaak Walton’s Lives. Siding with the Royalists, Sanderson had been deprived of his living after the Puritans took power during the Commonwealth.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of National Biography


Death in New York of Sarah Doremus, sometimes called the “Mother of Missions” because of her strenuous efforts in behalf of foreign missions.

Authority for the date: Benson, Mary S. Notable American Women, ed. Edward T. James, et al. Cambridge, MS: Belknap Press, 1971 p.501.


“Cotty” Peabody arrives in Tombstone a few months after the shootout at O.K. Corral where he will establish Arizona territory’s first Protestant church.

Authority for the date: Christian History 66 How the West Was Won (2000).


Death in Chicago of Sarah Dunn Clarke, co-founder of the Pacific Garden Mission and its "mother."

Authority for the date: Henry, Carl F. The Pacific Garden Mission.


The Congregational Holiness Church is formally organized in High Shoals, Georgia, following a split the previous year with the Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Authority for the date: “Discipline of the Congregational Holiness Church, Inc.”


Death in Baxter Springs, Kansas, of Charles Fox Parham, early American Pentecostal innovator and theologian.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.


Bulus Marwa becomes the pastor of Victory Baptist Church, Alamuderi, Maiduguri, Nigeria, where he will serve until December 24, 2010, when members of the militant Muslim group Boko Haram will murder him along with several other Christians.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

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