Today in Methodist History

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 21 of 21

1736-02-05 - Methodists John & Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia
1738-05-24 - John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day.
1768-10-30 - 1st Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)
1784-02-28 - John Wesley charters Methodist Church
1794-06-10 - Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia forms
Evangelist John WesleyEvangelist John Wesley 1796-03-28 - Bethel African Methodist Church of Phila is 1st US-African church
1796-08-23 - African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated
1816-04-09 - African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Phila)
1821-03-14 - African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY)
1821-06-21 - African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (NYC)
1852-08-01 - SF Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist
1888-11-14 - USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game
1890-12-16 - Negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN
1915-09-22 - Southern Methodist University (Dallas Texas) holds its 1st class
1925-06-10 - Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.
1926-07-20 - A convention of the Methodist Church votes to allow women to become priests.
1956-05-02 - US Methodist church disallows racial separation
1964-06-25 - Prince A Taylor becomes 1st black methodist bishop (NJ)
1966-11-11 - Methodist Church & Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church (USA)
1968-04-23 - United Methodist Church forms
1968-09-28 - Chuck Hixson (Southern Methodist) completes 37 of record 69 passes

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 13 of 13

Evangelist John WesleyEvangelist John Wesley (1703-06-28) 1703-06-28 - John Wesley, Epworth, Lincolnshire, English Christian theologian and co-founder of the Methodist movement
1707-12-18 - Charles Wesley, co-founder (Methodist movement)
1714-12-16 - George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)
1760-02-14 - Richard Allen, Phila, 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church
1816-04-17 - Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (d. 1876)
1833-02-01 - Henry McNeal Turner, black methodist bishop
1908-08-25 - Esther Waterhouse, doctor/methodist
1909-11-29 - Rupert Davies, methodist Scholar
1911-12-06 - Alfred James Broomhall, Methodist missionary
1920-03-05 - Leontine Tg Kelly, 1st black female bishop (Methodist)
1938-02-24 - Kathleen Richardson, president (Methodist Conference)
1945-06-23 - K B Wilson, methodist Preacher/Principal (Westminster College Oxford)
1958-07-02 - Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 9 of 9

Actress and Diplomat Shirley TempleActress and Diplomat Shirley Temple (1945-09-19) 1945-09-19 - Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church
1957-12-28 - "Rebel Without A Cause" actress Natalie Wood (19) weds actor Robert Wagner (27) at Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona
1975-06-07 - Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (21) weds Cheryl Alley (21) at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church in Burbank, California
1977-11-05 - 43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas
1997-10-11 - "Charlie's Angels" actress Jaclyn Smith (52) weds Chicago heart surgeon Bradley Allen (43) at United Westwood Methodist Church
43rd US President George W. Bush43rd US President George W. Bush (1977-11-05) 1998-08-29 - "Baywatch" actress Traci Bingham (30) weds Robb Vallier at First United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa
2001-11-10 - "Four Weddings and A Funeral" actress Andie MacDowell (43) weds businessman Rhett Hartzog (42) at Central United Methodist Church in Asheville, North Carolina
2005-07-30 - Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (49) weds Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes (48) at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles
2007-02-24 - Former world champion track and field athlete Marion Jones (31) weds Olympic bronze medalist Obadele Thompson (30) at the Union Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilson's Mills, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 9 of 9

1770-09-30 - George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (b. 1714)
1804-08-17 - Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies
1876-07-14 - Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (b. 1816)
1902-11-17 - Hugh Price Hughes, Methodist Social Reformer (b. 1847)
1994-05-11 - Alfred James Broomhall, methodist Missionary, dies at 82
1994-07-04 - Rupert Davies, methodist scholar, dies at 84
1995-05-05 - Esther Waterhouse, doctor/methodist, dies at 86
1995-10-22 - K B Wilson, methodist principal (Westminster College), dies at 50
2008-12-02 - Kathleen Baskin-Ball, American United Methodist Pastor


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