November 22: Today in Christian History

November 22: Today in Christian History

November 22, 1633

The Ark and the Dove, small ships, sail from the Isle of Man. Outfitted by Cecil Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore, their purpose is to settle Maryland, giving English Roman Catholics a refuge from persecution.

November 22, 1873

Death of Horatio Spafford’s four daughters in a shipping accident when the French ship Ville du Havre sinks. In response, he will pen the hymn “It Is Well with My Soul.”

November 22, 1914

Because of his success as a Protestant evangelist in Petrograd, Basil Malof is sentenced to prison in Siberia, a sentence commuted a few days later to banishment from Russia.

November 22, 1939

Nurse Dorothy Davis is appointed as a Nazarene missionary to Swaziland. Because of her role in training Swazi nurses, she will become known as “the Mother of Swazi Nurses.” She will be honored with the Member of the British Empire award.

November 22, 1950

Death of Paul William Fleming in a plane crash. He had been a co-founder of New Tribes Mission.

November 22, 1963

Death of C. S. Lewis, beloved apologist, scholar and author.

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