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Missionaries Sail for India—End Up in Burma

Posted on Feb 19th, 2017 - 0 Comments

On February 19, 1812, Ann and Adoniram Judson sailed for India as missionaries commissioned by the Congregational Church (see post on February 6). …

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Japanese Internment Remembered.

Posted on Feb 18th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Seventy-five years ago on Feb. 19, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the order that all those of Japanese ancestry living on the west coast must…

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Baptists Form “Illegal” church

Posted on Feb 16th, 2017 - 0 Comments

On February 16, in 1747, Isaac Backus formed a church with 16 people in Titicut, MA.  He was going against legal requirements.  Backus spoke out…

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Baptists in the Brewery

Posted on Feb 15th, 2017 - 0 Comments

On February 15, 1679, Boston Baptists met for the first time in a meeting house secretly built as a 'Brewery'.  ABHS has original church records…

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