1791 – Born on the 14th of December in Dublin, Ireland. 1817 – “Burial of Sir John Moore”, Commemorating the commander of the British forces at the Battle of Corunna during the Peninsular War, is one of the best known funeral elegies in English. 1871 -Wolfe attended Trinity College, Dublin, was ordained, and held curacies ..
1950 – Born in Swansea, Wales on the 14th of June. 1975 – He studied theology; and Wadham College, Oxford, where he took his DPhil. 1977 – He returned to Cambridge to teach theology, first at Westcott House, having been ordained deacon in Ely cathedral that year. 1978 – He was priested. 1980 – He ..
1849 – Born on October 16th in Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania. American historian, clergyman, politician, lawyer, lecturer, and soldier who was the first person to write an objective and scientifically researched history of black people in the United States. 1863 – The son of a laborer, Williams enlisted at age 14 in the Union Army and ..
1694 – Born on the 26th of August. 1711 – He was educated at Harvard, graduating, at the age of seventeen. 1722 – He studied divinity with his father and was ordained a clergyman. 1726 – Served the church at Wethersfield, when he became fourth Rector of Yale College, serving in that capacity for thirteen ..
1802 – He was born this year in the Oregon Country. He is famous for leading the first large party of wagon trains along the Oregon Trail. 1834 – He applied to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. 1835 – He traveled with missionary Samuel Parker to present-day north-western Montana and ..
1808 – Born in March 14th in Prattsburg, New York. Narcissa Whitman, a gentle missionary, became one of the most famous women of the West because she crossed the continent as one of the first two white women who managed almost the whole way from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon riding side-saddle. 1824 – At the ..
English evangelist and religious leader founded Calvinist Methodism 1741 2.7 / 5 ( ..
US army officer, judge, merchant, and politician in American Revolution New Hampshire delegate to Continental Congress 1776-1779 signer of Declaration of Independence 1776 as delegate from New Hampshire associate justice of New Hampshire supreme court 1782-1785 1 / 5 (..
English religious leader founder of Methodism 2.7 / 5 ( ..
1924 – Born on October 20th in Portland, Oregon. Original member of San Francisco’s Beat poets, along with Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. 1943 – Served the United States Army Air Corps. 1951 – Graduated from Reed College. 1960-1972 – Wrote Like I Say, Memoirs of an Interglacial Age, Every Day, You Didn’t Even Try, ..