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Robert R. Livingston

Robert R. Livingston

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, February Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Robert R(obert) Livingston (November 27, 1746 – February 26, 1813) was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, and a Founding Father of the United States. He was known as “The Chancellor”, after the office he held for 25 years. He was a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, although he was recalled by his state before...Read more... Read more...

George Taylor

George Taylor

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, February Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

George Taylor (c. 1716 – February 23, 1781) was a Colonial ironmaster and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania.Read more... Read more...

William Ellery

William Ellery

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, February Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

William Ellery (December 2, 1727 – February 15, 1820) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Rhode Island. In 1764, the Baptists consulted with Ellery and the Congregationalist Reverend Ezra Stiles on writing a charter for the college that became Brown University.Read more... Read more...

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Calendar Articles, February, Social Theology

The exact origin of Valentine’s Day is shrouded in mystery. It was common for early Christians to commemorate the life and ministry of well-known Christian leaders by observing a day of annual celebration in their honor. However, exactly who the honoree is cannot be determined with certainty. The romantic element was never a part of the observance of this day until Geoffrey...Read more... Read more...

Darwin Day

Darwin Day

Calendar Articles, Concepts of God, Default Category, February Articles

Darwin Day was instituted by the admirers of Charles Darwin as a memorial of Darwin’s birth, February 12, 1809, and a celebration of his efforts[1] in science. The work which has most characterized the life of Darwin was his book, Origin of Species, published in 1859. Since Darwin’s death on April 19, 1882 at the age of 73, sporadic efforts have been made to remember...Read more... Read more...

Lincoln’s Birthday

Lincoln’s Birthday

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, February, Social Theology

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He is remembered most for having successfully led his country through one of the greatest crises in American history–the American Civil War. His efforts led to the preservation of the Union, the abolition of slavery, and...Read more... Read more...