1581 – James Ussher, born on the 4th of January in Dublin, Ireland. He was Anglican Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. 1591 – He was a gifted linguist, entering Dublin Free School. 1600 – He proved a diligent student, devoting much attention to controversial theology, graduated as M.A. and became a fellow ..
1922 – Doreen was born Doreen Edith Dominy the daughter of Harry and Edith in Mitcham, South London, on the 4th January. 1929 – When she was just seven years old, she became fascinated with the motion of the moon as she studied and gazed at it from the garden, and while doing so experienced ..
1903 – Born on April 19th in Rixdorf. East German wife of Walter Ulbricht. 1919-1921 – She became a member of the Free Socialist Youth movement and the Communist Party (KPD). 1934 – Emigrated with, Erich Wendt, her first husband to Moscow. 1941 – Joined the central committee of the Communist Party. 1953 – Married ..
1310 – Born in Languedoc, France. Urban V was a man of austere life and great piety. As a patron of learning, he founded new universities at Orange, Kraków, and Vienna. 1353 – He became abbot of Saint-Germain, Auxerre. 1361 – Became abbot of Saint-Victor, Marseille. 1362 – He was elected successor to Innocent VI ..
1931 – Born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal on the 7th of October. 1951-1953 – Tutu studied at the Pretoria Bantu Normal College and went on to teach at Johannesburg Bantu High School. 1955 – He has been married to Leah Nomalizo. 1960 – He continued his studies, this time in theology and was ordained as an ..
1901 – Born on April 7th. French clergyman, pacifist, and anti-Nazi activist. – André Trocmé is famous for his role in saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis, as pastor of the French village of Le Chambon. 1938 – Co-founder of the Collège Lycée International Cévenol in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France. 1940 – Someone ..
Tibetan Buddhist religious leader enthroned at Lhasa as 14th leader of Dge-lugs-pa Buddhist order 1940 assumed titular sovereignty over Tibet with termination of regency 1950 delegate to China's National People's Congress 1954-1959 fled to India 1959 upon China's suppression of Tibetan national uprising foremost advocate of peaceful opposition to China's ..
1630 – Born in October. 1647 – He entered as a pensioner of Clare Hall, Cambridge. 1650-1651 – Graduated and was made fellow of his college. 1656 – He became tutor to the son of Edmond Prideaux, attorney-general to Oliver Cromwell. 1661 – He was ordained without subscription by Thomas Sydserf, a Scottish bishop. 1662 ..
1380 – Thomas a Kempis, born in Kempen, Germany. He was a Renaissance Roman Catholic monk and author of Imitation of Christ, one of the best known Christian books on devotion. 1392 – Reached Deventer when he was barely twelve years old, was taught by a dame the beginnings of his learning, and in a ..
1090 – Theobald, Archbishop of Canterbury, born near Bec, NW France. He was of Norman parentage. 1137 – A monk at Bec, he became abbot there. 1138 – 1161 – He was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury. He crowned King Stephen, but after the king’s death he refused to regard Stephen’s son as his successor, and ..