Today in Christian History

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 10 of 10

0001-01-01 - Origin of Christian Era
0180-07-17 - 6 inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians. Earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.
0311-04-30 - Emperor Galerius legally recognizes Christianity in the Roman Empire
0451-05-26 - The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but are guaranteed freedom to openly practice Christianity.
0920-07-26 - Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona.
0966-04-14 - Christianisation of Poland
1248-11-23 - Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
1593-06-22 - Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks.
1793-10-05 - French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
1894-08-16 - Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 8 of 8

0272-02-27 - Constantine I, Roman emperor (306-337), adopted Christianity (d. 337)
0354-11-13 - [Christian] Aurelius Augustine, bp of Hippo in Roman Africa
1700-02-23 - Wilhelmus Schortinghuis, Dutch theologist (Profound Christianity)
Philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph SchellingPhilosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775-01-27) 1775-01-27 - Friedrich von Schelling, Germany, philosopher (Views on Christianity)
1824-12-17 - Thomas Starr King, NY, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity)
1847-10-01 - Annie Besant, [Wood], England, philosopher (Esoteric christianity)
1879-03-15 - Gerrit J Heering, Dutch theologist (Fall of Christianity)
1923-08-03 - Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of the Coptic Christianity, (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 5 of 5

0068-04-25 - Saint Mark, the first Pope of Alexandria and the founder of Christianity in Africa
0290-10-01 - [Christian] Bacchus, roman soldier/martyred saint, killed
0290-10-07 - [Christian] Sergius, roman soldier/martyred saint, decapitated
1864-03-04 - Thomas Starr King, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity), dies
1933-09-20 - Annie Besant, English theosophy (Esoteric Christianity), dies


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