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October 1779: Congress Proclaims Thanksgiving Day

October 1779: Congress Proclaims Thanksgiving Day

American Christianity, Post Series Category

Listen This post is part of the series: When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God March 16, 1776: First Congressional Fasting Proclamation November 1, 1777: Congress Begins Thanksgiving Cycle March 1778: Second Congressional Fasting Proclamation November 16, 1778: Congressional Chaplains Provide Thanksgiving Proclamation March 20, 1779: Third Congressional...Read more... Read more...

Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall

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

Listen Lyman Hall (April 12, 1724 – October 19, 1790), physician, clergyman, and statesman, was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia. Hall County is named after...Read more... Read more...

William Hooper

William Hooper

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

Listen William Hooper (June 28, 1742 – October 14, 1790) was an American lawyer, physician, politician, and a member of the Continental Congress representing North Carolina from 1774 through 1777. Hooper was also a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, along with fellow North Carolinians Joseph Hewes and John...Read more... Read more...

Columbus Day

Columbus Day

American Christianity, Calendar Articles, October, Social Theology

Listen Christian explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492, is annually remembered on the second Monday of October. After a long voyage at sea, Columbus set foot on land in the Bahamas and subsequently established Spanish rule in Hispaniola. Columbus’ Journal of the First Voyage to America clearly demonstrates that the explorer saw his mission as...Read more... Read more...

Carter Braxton

Carter Braxton

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

Listen Carter Braxton (September 10, 1736 – October 10, 1797) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, a planter, and a representative of...Read more... Read more...

John Hancock

John Hancock

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

Listen October 8, 1793 John Hancock, first to sign Declaration of Independence, passed away John Hancock (January 23, 1737 – October 8, 1793) was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution and was the son and grandson of Christian...Read more... Read more...