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John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, November Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

November 15, 1794 Death of Signer, John Witherspoon John Knox Witherspoon (February 5, 1723 – November 15, 1794) was a Scots Presbyterian minister and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence[1] as a representative of New Jersey. As president of the College of New Jersey (1768–94; now Princeton University), he trained many leaders of the early nation and was the...Read more... Read more...

Charles Carroll

Charles Carroll

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, November Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

November 14, 1832 Death of Signer, Charles Carroll Charles Carroll (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832), known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton or Charles Carroll III to distinguish him from his similarly-named relatives, was a wealthy Maryland planter and an early advocate of independence from Great Britain. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and Confederation...Read more... Read more...

The Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, July Articles, November Articles

November 11, 1620 Mayflower Compact was signed The Mayflower Compact was the first document of what would evolve into the republic of the United States. It should never be assumed, however, that the Pilgrim Fathers intended to break with the Old World. Rather, the Mayflower Compact demonstrates commitment to what the Pilgrims had known and believed. This fact has been aptly captured by...Read more... Read more...

Columbus Day

Columbus Day

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Witness, October, Social Theology

October 12, 1492 Columbus’ arrival in the Americas 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...Read more... Read more...

October 11, 1782: Fourteenth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

October 11, 1782: Fourteenth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American Christianity, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, October Articles

October 11, 1782 Congress issues thanksgiving proclamation In 1776, America’s Continental Congress began to issue two spiritual proclamations a year until near the end of the War of Independence. Since November 1777 when Henry Laurens was President, Congress had issued a fall thanksgiving proclamation calling the states to remember their spiritual “duty” to offer...Read more... Read more...

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"This Congress, therefore, considering the present critical, alarming and calamitous state of these colonies, do earnestly recommend that Thursday, the 20th day of July next, be observed, by the inhabitants of all the English colonies on this continent, as a day of public humiliation, fasting and prayer... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 2:87-88.
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