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924 – Dunstan born near Glastonbury, England. English abbot, celebrated archbishop of Canterbury, and a chief adviser to the kings of Wessex, who is best known for the major monastic reforms that he effected. Of noble birth, Dunstan was educated by Irish monks and visitors at Glastonbury. Later he entered first the household of his ..

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1481- Birth of the leader of the Swiss Reformation   1506-1516 – He became a priest in Glarus and accompanied Swiss mercenary troops as chaplain on various Italian campaigns, becoming convinced that the mercenary of the Grand Minister in Zurich, where he preached powerful sermons based on the scriptures, denounced the mercenary trade, dropped his ..

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1468 – Birth of the Spanish Franciscan churchman who served as Mexico’s first bishop and archbishop.  1528 – He arrived in Mexico on the 6th of December. He was the bishop-elected protector and defender of the Indians.   1935 –  He served as the inquisitor of the Indians. 1536 – He helped buildingthe Colegio de ..

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1721- Born in Moravia -A Moravian Church missionary to the American Indians. 1738 – Educated in Saxony, and was migrated to America in settling in Bethlehem, Pa. 1745 – He began 63 years of missionary service among the Indians. 1772 -He established the Christian Indian village of Schoenbrunn (the first settlement in Ohio), But it ..

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1932 – Born in New Orleans, Louisiana 1946 – studied at New Orleans’ Dillard University 1947 – transferred to Harvard University 1951 – earned his Bachelor of Science and pre-med degree 1955 – after responding to what he felt was his calling, he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Hartford Theological Seminary in ..

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1941 – He was born on the 27th day of February in Sudan.      1963 – He was ordained a priest on the 21st day of July this year.     1974 – He was appointed Bishop of Wau.     1979 – He was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Khartoum.     1981 – He was appointed ..

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1700 – Birth of a German Lutheran priest leader.   1727 – Withdrew from public life to assume leadership of a group of religious exiles from Moravia who founded the community of Herrnhut on his estate.             – His piety focused on “Jesus mysticism” and religious community.   1734-1747 – Between these years, he ..

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1919 – He was born in Henan, China    1987 – Became head of the Chinese communist party, a strong advocate of economic modernization.   1950s-1960s – Around these years, he was a senior party official in south China, he was purged during the cultural revolution.   1970s – He returned to political life and holding party ..

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1358 – Birth of a Bohemian general and leader of Hussites   1415 – Became the leader of the Hussites after Jan Huss, a religious reformer, was executed   1419 – Refused to acknowledge Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund as king of Bohemia despite the offer of taking the vice royalty of Bohemia   1420s – ..

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1905 – He was born in Ethiopia, and he’s the last of the Ethiopian Jewish community’s traditional spiritual leaders to have the authority that accompanied with a great recognition. 1991 – After the fulfillment of his spiritual mission at the age of 86, he went back to Israel. 1998 – He died at the age ..

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