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Church - Notable Historical Events

DiocletianFeb 23, 303

Thomas BecketDec 29, 1170

Martin LutherOct 31, 1517

Henry VIIIMar 7, 1530

GalileoMar 12, 1737

John WesleyFeb 28, 1784

Joseph SmithApr 6, 1830

Brigham YoungAug 8, 1844

John Wilkes BoothJan 23, 1853

Hermann GoeringMar 15, 1940

John LennonJul 6, 1957

John F. KennedySep 12, 1960

John Paul IIDec 11, 1983

Benedict XVIApr 24, 2005

Boris YeltsinApr 25, 2007

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Church - Historical Events
Date Event
303-02-23

Emperor Diocletian begins policy of persecution of Christians razing church at Nicomedia

335-09-17

Church of Holy Sepulchre initiated in Jerusalem

563-12-24

The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.

609-05-13

Pope Boniface I turns Pantheon in Rome into a Catholic church

673-09-24

Synod of Hertford opens; canons made for English Church

911-10-01

During a siege in Constantinople, the Theotokos (Mary, the mother of Jesus) appeared at the church in Blachernae holding her veil over the praying faithful, among them St. Andrew of Constantinople.

1009-10-18

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church's foundations down to bedrock.

1170-12-29

Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

1267-05-10

Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb

1268-10-29

Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily, a political rival and ally to the hostile Roman Catholic church.

1416-05-30

Jerome of Prague burned at the stake for heresy by church Council of Constance

1438-07-07

French church/King Charles VII release Pragmatieke Sanctie of Bourges

1517-10-31

Martin Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church - precipitates the Protestant Reformation

1521-01-03

Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church

1525-01-21

The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.

1525-05-10

Church reformer John Pistorius caught in the Hague

1528-10-20

Treaty of Gorinchem (Emperor & church)

1530-03-07

King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church

1531-02-11

Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome

1532-03-18

English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome

1534-10-30

English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Church in England - a role formerly held by the Pope

1534-11-03

English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII becomes Head of Church of England

1535-01-15

Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England

1536-05-06

King Henry VIII orders bible be placed in every church in England

1537-09-02

King Christian III publishes "Ordinance on the Danish Church"

1539-12-29

St Jacobs Church burns after being hit by lightning

1549-06-09

Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England

1558-01-11

Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm

1568-01-24

Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire

1579-07-08

Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.

1580-06-25

Book of Concord, standards of Lutheran Church, 1st published

1593-03-01

The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.

1601-01-14

Church authorities in Rome burn Hebrew books

1607-01-19

San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines

1620-06-03

Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

1629-07-10

1st non-Separatist Congregational Church in US founded (Salem, MA)

1640-12-25

Pierre de Fermat writes to Marin Mersenne about Fermat's church thesis

1646-02-28

Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church

1646-10-28

First Protestant church assembly for American indians (Massachusetts)

1652-07-25

Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church

1664-05-28

1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston)

1682-03-19

Nationally Council accept independence of French church

1724-10-15

Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old-Catholic church

1732-02-26

1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St Joseph's, Philadelphia

1737-03-12

Galileo's body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

1748-08-15

United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized

1751-02-16

1st publication of Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"

1760-08-21

The church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayagüez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.

1768-10-30

First Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)

1769-08-18

Gunpowder in church in Brescia, Italy, explodes, killing 3,000

1770-06-19

General Church of New Jerusalem established

1772-06-09

1st Protestant church west of Penn (in Ohio) holds communion

1784-02-28

John Wesley charters Methodist Church

1785-11-17

Church of England organizes in New England

1788-01-20

Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Ga

1789-01-26

John Odell signs contract for £336 to build St Peter's church (Bronx)

1794-03-03

Richard Allen founded AME Church

1794-06-10

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia forms

1794-07-17

Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church

1794-07-29

African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated

1796-03-28

Bethel African Methodist Church of Phila is 1st US-African church

1796-08-23

African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated

1800-09-07

Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC)

1802-04-08

French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled

1814-12-22

Samuel Marsden of the Church Missionary Society arrives in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to establish the country's first mission station; Sheep, cattle, horses and poultry are introduced

1814-12-25

Rev Samuel Marsden of the Church Missionary Society holds the first Christian service in New Zealand on land, at Rangihoua

1816-04-09

African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Phila)

1817-03-02

1st Evangelical church building dedicated, New Berlin, Penn

1819-08-17

The Church Missionary Society establishes New Zealand's second mission station at Kerikeri

1819-11-04

Māori Chiefs Hongi Hika and Rewa sell 13,000 acres (5260 hectares) at Kerikeri to the Church Missionary Society for 48 felling axes, New Zealand

1821-03-14

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY)

1821-06-21

African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (NYC)

1822-07-30

James Varick becomes 1st bishop of Afr Meth Episcopal Zion Church

1830-04-06

Joseph Smith & 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, NY

1839-06-17

In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is later established as a result

1843-05-18

United Free Church of Scotland forms

1844-08-08

Brigham Young chosen Mormon Church head following the death of Joseph Smith

1845-10-09

The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.

1847-11-28

Bologna: church of San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali initiated with premier of Rossini's Tantum ergo

1850-06-29

Autocephaly Officially Granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to The Church of Greece.

1852-08-01

SF Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist

1853-01-23

John Wilkes Booth is baptized at St. Timothy's Protestant Episcopal Church

1853-04-15

Protestant church questions king Willem III RC bishops

1855-02-11

Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam.

1856-04-03

Gunpowder in church explodes killing 4,000 in Rhodos

1860-04-06

Joseph Smith III, creates the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by reorganizing the previous church organized by his father, Joseph Smith, Jr.

1861-06-10

Battle of Big Bethel VA (Bethel Church, Great Bethal)-Union retreats

1862-05-27

Battle of Hanover Court House, VA (Slash Church, Peake's Station)

1862-06-07

Skirmish at Union Church, VA (Peninsular)

1862-12-19

Skirmish at Jackson/Salem Church, Tenn (80 casualties)

1863-05-03

Battle of Salem Church, VA

1863-05-04

Battle of Chancellorsville-action at Salem Church

1863-05-23

Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.

1863-12-08

2,500 reported killed as result of fire at Jesuit Church of La Compana Santiago Chile

1864-02-21

1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore

1864-05-09

-20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia

1864-05-20

Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured

1864-05-25

Battle of New Hope Church, GA

1864-05-27

Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop), Virginia

1864-05-30

Cavalry fight at Battle of Bethesda Church/Totopotomoy Creek Virginia during US Civil War

1864-06-15

-17] Skirmish at Gilgal Church, Georgia

1864-06-29

Samuel Crowther, bishop of Niger, becomes the first Black bishop of the Church of England

1864-07-26

Battle at Ezra Chapel (Church), Georgia [Hood's Third Sortie]

1864-07-28

Battle of Atlanta: GA (Ezra Church) - second sortie US700 CS4642

1864-09-30

Battle of Preble's Farm VA (Poplar Springs Church)

1864-12-02

Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia

1865-04-03

Battle at Namozine Church, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign)

1865-07-02

One-time Methodist Reform Church minister William Booth and his wife Catherine found the Salvation Army (Army of the Salvation) as the East London Christian Mission

1873-01-06

Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"

1886-12-16

Rift at Dutch Reformed Church over "Doleantie"

1889-11-05

Louisa Woosley first women to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination (US Cumberland Presbyterian Church).

1890-05-06

Mormon Church renounces polygamy [1006-Truth Restored (Morman pub)]

1890-09-24

President of Mormon Church in Salt Lake City issues a manifesto advising members that teaching & practice of polygamy should be abandoned

1890-10-06

Mormon Church outlaws polygamy

1890-12-16

Negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN

1891-08-15

San Sebastian Church in Manila, the first all-steel church in Asia, is officially inaugurated and blessed.

1901-04-15

Pope Leo XIII issues an allocution deploring hostile actions against the Roman Catholic Church throughout Europe

1902-04-15

Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US"

1902-10-20

The Chamber of Deputies appoints a committee to consider questions on the separation of Church and State in France

1904-04-24

President Loubet of France visits King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and pointedly ignores the Pope, exacerbating relations between France and the Roman Catholic Church

1904-05-21

France recalls its ambassador to the Vatican to protest the Pope's attempt to discipline two French bishops; this is yet another incident driving France and the Catholic Church apart

1905-12-09

French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state

1906-02-02

Pope encyclical against separation of church & state

1906-04-18

Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht

1906-11-23

Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy

1910-05-29

Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers

1912-01-08

Chiefs, representatives of people's and church organisations, and other prominent individuals form the African National Congress and declare its aim to bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms

1918-02-05

Separation of church & state begins in USSR

1920-04-01

The (Anglican) Church in Wales disestablished

1925-04-16

During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.

1925-06-10

Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.

1926-07-20

A convention of the Methodist Church votes to allow women to become priests.

1926-11-18

Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico

1927-08-19

Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.

1928-04-09

Turkey passes separation of church & state

1929-02-10

Bishop Stephen Alencastre, dedicates the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Patrick in Honolulu

1930-05-15

Ellen Church becomes 1st airline stewardess, United (SF to Cheyenne)

1930-09-20

Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.

1931-10-14

Spanish Cortes agrees to separation of Church & State

1933-06-03

Pope Pius XI encyclical "On oppression of the Church in Spain"

1934-09-01

SMJK Sam Tet was founded by Father Fourgs from the St. Michael Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

1936-06-11

Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia

1938-01-13

The Church of England accepts the theory of evolution.

1939-05-09

Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha

1940-01-15

German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)

1940-03-15

Hermann Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest

1940-07-09

German Evangelist Church protests against euthanasia pogroms

1942-09-22

Meulenberg robs of church bells

1943-08-19

Belgian church excommunicates nazi Leon Degrelle

1944-07-19

Earl Claus von Stauffenberg visits RC church in Berlin-Dahlem

1945-12-23

Pope Pius XII encyclical Orientals omnes, about Rutheense church

1948-07-08

500th anniversary Russian orthodox church celebrated in Moscow

1950-04-18

Polish Catholic church & government sign accord over relations

1950-11-29

National Council of Church of Christ in US forms

1951-05-01

Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir

1952-01-31

Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1½ centuries

1952-06-01

Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index

1954-02-18

The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.

1954-05-01

HSA-UWC Forms (Unification Church) (Moonies)

1955-05-20

Argentine parliament accepts separation of church & state

1955-09-11

Dedication of the first Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe, the Bern Switzerland Temple.

1955-12-14

Dutch Reformed Church condemns woman/wife as vicar

1956-05-02

US Methodist church disallows racial separation

1956-10-24

Margaret Towner becomes first woman to be ordained into the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA)

1957-07-06

John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

1958-06-23

Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers

1960-09-12

John F. Kennedy avers he does not speak for the Roman Catholic Church, and neither does the Church speak for him.

1961-05-15

36 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1962-08-15

Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia

1962-09-25

Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia

1963-06-25

JFK speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt

1963-06-30

Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church

1963-07-24

124 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1963-09-15

Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls

1964-11-29

Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English

1966-03-23

1st official meeting after 400 years of Catholic & Anglican Church

1966-06-22

South African Bishop Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, is refused a passport and thus permission to attend an international church conference by the South African government

1966-11-11

Methodist Church & Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church (USA)

1968-02-25

430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea

1968-03-15

Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri

1968-04-23

United Methodist Church forms

1968-05-30

University church in Leipzig, German DR, blown up

1969-05-01

43 Unification church couples wed in NYC

1970-01-01

Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect

1970-10-21

777 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1970-12-08

Head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Cardinal William Conway publishes a pamphlet on the topic of segregation in education in Northern Ireland

1972-11-02

Goverment of the Republic of Ireland introduce a bill to remove the special position of the Catholic Church from the Irish Constitution

1973-05-04

Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope

1974-07-29

Episcopal Church ordained female priests

1975-02-08

1800 Unification church couples' wed in Korea

1976-07-20

Rev. Samuel Mutendi, founder of the first African Independent Church, dies

1976-09-16

American Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests & bishop

1976-10-30

Rev Joseph Evans elected president of United Church of Christ

1976-12-22

35 Unification church couples wed in NYC

1977-02-21

74 Unification Church couples wed in NYC

1978-02-11

16 Unification church couples wed in NYC

1978-05-21

118 Unification church couples wed in England

1978-06-09

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood

1978-06-11

Joseph Freeman Jr is 1st black priest in Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

1981-06-13

39 Unification church couples wed in Germany

1982-05-18

Unification Church founder Rev Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion

1982-07-01

2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC

1982-10-14

6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1983-12-11

1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)

1985-08-07

A delegation of the South African Council of Churches meets with SA President P W Botha, following calls by the church for urgent discussions on the causes of unrest, forced removals and the emergency regulations in the country

1987-01-20

Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon

1987-06-27

In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed

1987-09-11

Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides' church in Haiti, 12 die

1988-05-14

Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.

1988-06-05

Russian orthodox church celebrates 1,000th anniversary

1988-06-30

French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church.

1989-01-29

Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop

1989-02-12

Barbara Harris becomes 1st female bishop of a US Episcopal church

1990-07-30

Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die

1991-01-26

Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church

1991-06-05

Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington DC

1991-08-20

The United Democratic Front, one of the most prominent anti-apartheid movements, comprising of over 400 workers', church, civic and student organisations, dissolves

1991-12-28

Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen

1992-10-31

Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years

1992-11-11

The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests

1993-07-25

The St James' Church massacre in Kenilworth, Cape Town by Azanian Peoples' Liberation Army

1994-02-27

Maronite church near Beirut bombed, 10 killed

1994-03-12

Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests

1994-03-27

Church in Piedmont Alabama collapses in tornado, 19 killed

1994-04-13

President guard at Kigali Rwanda, chops 1,200 church members to death

1994-08-12

Panic in church of Brazzaville: 142 killed

1996-02-24

The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.

1996-06-23

Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa

1999-09-08

United States Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film Waco: The Rules of Engagement contradicting the official government stories.

1999-10-31

Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran Church leaders sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, ending a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.

2000-11-05

Emperor Haile Selassie I is given an Imperial funeral by the Ethiopian Orthodox church

2002-04-02

Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.

2002-05-09

The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected militants among them deported to several different countries.

2002-05-22

American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.

2003-02-27

Rowan Williams is enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in the Anglican church.

2004-09-11

All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria).

2004-11-27

Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

2005-03-13

Terry Ratzmann shoots and kills six members of the Living Church of God and the minister at Sheraton Inn in Brookfield, Wisconsin before killing himself.

2005-04-24

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

2005-11-30

John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.

2007-04-25

Boris Yeltsin's funeral - the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.

2007-09-14

Restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass are officially removed in the Roman Catholic Church as Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum takes effect.

2012-07-10

The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages

2012-08-07

21 people are killed by a gun attack in a church in Okene, Nigeria

2012-11-04

Bishop Tawadros appointed as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church

2012-11-25

11 people are killed and 30 are wounded by twin car bombs hitting a Protestant church in Nigeria

2013-05-05

10 people are killed in a church attack in Njilan, Nigeria

2013-05-20

The Church of Scotland votes to allow openly gay men and women to be ministers

2013-09-22

78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan

2013-10-02

8 people are killed and 14 are injured after an accident involving an SUV, church bus, and tractor trailer in Jefferson County, Tennessee

2014-07-14

The Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops

2014-09-13

40 people are killed after T. B. Joshua's The Synagogue Church of All Nations collapses in Nigeria

2015-11-06

Mormon church labels same-sex couples apostates

2016-02-12

Pope Francis to have historic meeting with head of Russian Orthodox Church

2016-02-14

Church of England criticized over prayers for atheist Richard Dawkins

2016-02-28

Ohio pastor shot dead at church, and his brother has been arrested

2016-09-04

US election: Donald Trump woos black vote at Detroit church

2016-12-11

At Least 60 Killed as Crowded Church Collapses in Nigeria

2016-12-16

Dylann Roof Found Guilty in Charleston Church Massacre

2017-01-11

Dylann Roof Is Sentenced to Death in Charleston Church Massacre

2017-03-30

13 Killed in Texas as Church Bus and Pickup Truck Collide

2017-04-10

ISIS claims responsibility for Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt

2017-04-16

Four injured in shooting at Alabama church carnival

2017-11-06

Gunman kills at least 26 worshipers at small-town Texas church

2017-12-17

Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 5

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Church - Notable Birthdays

Brigham YoungJun 1, 1801

Joseph Smith JrDec 23, 1805

Church - Birthdays
Date Event
1322-08-01

Peter van Herentals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian

1504-01-01

Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer

1526-08-20

Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)

1542-10-04

Roberto Bellarmino, Italian saint/theologist (Doctor of the Church)

1595-02-02

Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)

1605-05-24

Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church

1676-03-17

Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732)

1701-01-27

Johann N von Hontheim, German church historian/suffragan (bishop)

1704-07-15

August Gottlieb Spangenberg, founder of Moravian Church in North America

1711-09-06

Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church (d. 1787)

1716-12-26

Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)

1722-01-26

Alexander Carlyle, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, Scottish church leader (Moderator of the General Assembly 1770)

1746-08-08

Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)

1760-02-14

Richard Allen, Phila, 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church

1763-02-01

Thomas Campbell, founder (Church of Disciples in America)

1780-03-17

Thomas Chalmers, 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47)

1793-04-11

Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist

1797-03-25

John Winebrenner, US, clergyman, founded Church of God

1801-06-01

Brigham Young, Whitingham Vermont, American religious leader (Mormon church)

1804-07-10

Emma Smith Inaugural President of the Women's Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1879)

1805-12-10

John E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church

1805-12-23

Joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vermont, founder (Mormon Church), (d. 1844)

1806-06-13

Bernard ter Haar, Dutch vicar/poet/church historian

1807-03-01

Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1898)

1811-02-24

Daniel A Payne, Bishop/reformer/educator of AME Church

1814-04-03

Lorenzo Snow, 5th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (d. 1901)

1826-05-04

Frederick Church, US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch)

1829-01-03

John G R Acquoy, theologist/church historian

1838-11-13

Joseph F Smith, 6th pres of Mormon church

1839-02-22

Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (d. 1906)

1839-03-10

Dudley Buck, Hartford, Ct, organist/church composer

1856-11-22

Heber J Grant, Salt Lake City, 7th pres of Mormon church

1859-01-09

Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries)

1861-11-03

Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian/archaeologist

1863-09-23

Mary Church Terrell, civil rights activist

1870-04-04

George A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th pres of Mormon church

1873-09-08

David O McKay, Huntsville, Utah, 9th pres of Mormon church

1875-03-02

Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian

1876-03-29

Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian/antifascist

1876-07-19

Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1972)

1877-11-09

Sergei US Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-orthodox church

1880-05-15

Otto Dibelius, German theologist/bishop (Confessional Church)

1880-11-10

Aart A van Schelven, Dutch church historian (Willem of Orange)

1882-08-26

Johannes Lindeboom, vicar/church historian (Neth Archives)

1883-05-07

Martin Albertz, German theologist (Church Jesus Christ)

1885-09-10

Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie)

1889-05-16

Joan Collette, Dutch (male) painter (New Church, Delft)

1889-10-17

Fred Church, The Prospector

1893-02-10

Esme Church, Autumn Crocus

1895-03-28

Spencer W Kimball, 12th prophet of Mormon church

1896-05-25

Jan N Bakhuizen van den Brink, theologist/church historian

1899-08-04

Ezra Taft Benson, 13th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1994)

1899-08-20

Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt)

1903-09-03

Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian

1904-09-22

Ellen Church, American stewardess (d. 1965)

1906-02-04

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)

1907-10-27

Helmut Walcha, German organist (church music)

1907-11-14

Howard William Hunter, Mormon Church Leader

1909-09-29

Andrew Herron, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)

1911-07-14

J de Graaf, Dutch ethicist/president (Church & Peace)

1912-10-08

George Church, East of Eden

1913-05-06

Ronald Harris, British 1st Church Estates Commissioner

1914-01-16

Roger Aubert, Belgium, church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)

1914-06-11

Hendrik Berkhof, Dutch theologist (Church & Emperor)

1914-06-19

Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)

1919-11-30

Joe Church, A Century of Stars: The Story of the Grand Order of Water Rats

1920-01-06

Sun Myung Moon, evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies), (d. 2012)

1920-01-28

James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)

1922-05-04

Violet Church, A-Haunting We Will Go

1922-05-29

John Heerbecq, Church commissioner

1924-02-24

Lionel Dakers, director (Royal School of Church Music)

1924-07-25

Frank Church, (Sen-D-Id, 1957-81)

1924-07-25

Frank Church, POWs: Pawns of War - Part I

1926-07-21

Albert Fuller, Apparition of the Eternal Church

1927-07-03

William McMillan, moderator (Gen Assembly of Church of Scot) [or 1/29]

1927-08-21

Thomas S. Monson, 16th president of the (Mormon) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

1929-01-23

Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate

1929-02-25

Peter Bingham Hinchcliff, Brit church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity)

1930-04-11

Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan (d. 1997)

1930-05-11

Tony Church, Tess

1930-12-07

Richard Felciano, Apparition of the Eternal Church

1931-03-29

James Weatherhead, moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)

1932-02-10

Donald Hilton, Moderator (General Assembly of United Reformed Church)

1933-01-13

Sandra Church, The Ugly American

1933-01-29

Margaret Laird, Commissioner (Third Church Estates)

1933-07-06

Richard S. Church, Cocoon

1934-9-19

Carl Davis, Church Reopens: First Emanuel Service Since Shooting

1935-02-01

Ruth Clarke, Moderator (General Assembly of the United Reform Church)

1939-05-31

Terry Waite, Anglican Church envoy/Lebanese hostage

1939-09-22

Gilbert E. Patterson, American minister and presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ (d. 2007)

1943-12-20

Mike Fahey, Westside Church of Omaha, Nebraska

1948-9-23

Forrest Church, Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas

1950-03-18

John Hartman, Falls Church Va, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)

1951-03-09

Michael Kinsley, A Firing Line Debate: Resolved: That the Wall of Separation Between Church & State Should Be Lowered

1951-10-09

Suzanne Church, Child's Play

1952-12-16

Joel Garner, Christ Church, Barbados, West Indian cricketer (two-metre West Indian pace bowler 1977-87)

1954-08-28

George Church, American geneticist

1959-12-14

Robert Hilferty, Stop the Church

1960-06-17

Thomas Haden Church, American actor

1960-06-17

Thomas Haden Church, Sideways

1965-08-04

Eric Swelstad, Blood Church

1965-12-28

Mary Church, Blood River

1967-06-02

Danilo Del Monte, The Church

1969-03-22

Austin B. Church, Wrong Side of Town

1970-10-04

Steven Church, Baseball Bunch

1970-9-14

Scott Johnson, Church Ball

1971-07-18

Ryan Church, Avatar

1973-02-25

Peter J. Storms, Sacred Stages: A Church, a Theatre, and a Story

1973-02-28

Dave Hanson, Church Ball

1973-04-11

Keith Rhoades, I'm in Love with a Church Girl

1973-05-26

Steve Race, I'm in Love with a Church Girl

1974-01-01

Johnie Church, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)

1974-11-28

Tony Capelli, A Busy Chef Gets a Helping of Curb Appeal While a Local Church Gets a Much Needed Facelift

1976-12-29

Joey Baxter, I'm in Love with a Church Girl

1977-04-02

Benjamin Coles, Charlotte Church: Voice of an Angel in Concert

1977-05-03

Eric Church, Shailene Woodley/Michael Shannon/Eric Church

1978-01-11

Ben Church, Trigger

1978-10-14

Ryan Church, American baseball player

1979-08-03

Kevin Church, Doctors

1982-05-11

Anthony Miale, Church

1982-10-28

Church Haley, The House That Jack Built

1982-12-10

Maggie Boulware, Oprah vs. Catholic Church

1982-12-21

Brandon Clutton, Johnny Church

1983-07-06

Tameka C. Franco, Church Dis-Service

1983-07-09

Tom Church, The Honor Code

1983-11-16

Ben Henderson, Fight Church

1986-02-21

Charlotte Church, Welsh singer

1986-02-21

Charlotte Church, Charlotte Church Live from Jerusalem

1987-9-02

Jose Diaz, Church Reopens: First Emanuel Service Since Shooting

1988-06-13

Kenna J. Moore, Church in Black

1988-10-20

Miguel Izaguirre, Church in Ruins

1991-10-07

Trevor Church,

1992-08-08

Rami Campbell, I'm in Love with a Church Girl

1994-04-03

Dylann Roof, Charleston Church Shooting

Church - Notable Weddings

Martin LutherJun 13, 1525

William BlakeAug 18, 1782

Betsy RossMay 8, 1783

William WilberforceMay 30, 1797

Charles BabbageJul 25, 1814

Joseph Smith JrJan 17, 1827

Robert BrowningSep 12, 1846

Stephen FosterJul 22, 1850

Chester A ArthurOct 25, 1859

George McClellanMay 22, 1860

John A. MacdonaldFeb 16, 1867

Richard WagnerAug 25, 1870

William McKinleyJan 25, 1871

Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyJul 6, 1877

Oscar WildeMay 29, 1884

Nicholas IINov 26, 1894

Benjamin HarrisonApr 6, 1896

Konrad AdenauerJan 28, 1904

D. W. GriffithMar 14, 1906

Joseph StalinJul 28, 1906

George S. PattonMay 26, 1910

Maxwell PerkinsDec 31, 1910

Jim ThorpeOct 14, 1913

TolkienMar 22, 1916

Honus WagnerDec 30, 1916

Robert MenziesSep 27, 1920

Francisco FrancoOct 16, 1923

Robert H. GoddardJun 21, 1924

Walt DisneyJul 13, 1925

Howard FloreyOct 19, 1926

Graham GreeneOct 15, 1927

William FaulknerJun 20, 1929

Emilio AguinaldoJul 14, 1930

H. L. MenckenAug 27, 1930

Thurgood MarshallSep 4, 1930

Melvin PurvisAug 22, 1931

Donald BradmanApr 30, 1932

Ramon MagsaysayNov 16, 1933

George OrwellJun 9, 1936

John Kenneth GalbraithSep 17, 1937

Jackie CooganNov 20, 1937

Joe DiMaggioNov 19, 1939

Walter CronkiteMar 30, 1940

Vince LombardiAug 31, 1940

George ReevesSep 22, 1940

Guy GibsonNov 23, 1940

Barbara BushJan 6, 1945

Shirley TempleSep 19, 1945

Nat King ColeMar 28, 1948

Gerald FordOct 15, 1948

Tom LandryJan 28, 1949

Jimmy StewartAug 9, 1949

Angela LansburyAug 12, 1949

robert kennedyJun 17, 1950

Gordie HoweApr 15, 1953

James BrownJun 19, 1953

Roald DahlJul 2, 1953

John DiefenbakerDec 8, 1953

Imelda RomualdezMay 1, 1954

Vera-EllenNov 19, 1954

Brendan BehanFeb 16, 1955

Lew HoadJun 18, 1955

Bob HawkeMar 3, 1956

Grace KellyApr 19, 1956

Ken RosewallOct 6, 1956

Roger MarisOct 13, 1956

Elgin BaylorJun 22, 1958

Fran TarkentonDec 22, 1960

Colin PowellAug 25, 1962

Rod TaylorJun 1, 1963

Dick CheneyAug 29, 1964

Roberto ClementeNov 14, 1964

Rod LaverJun 20, 1966

Johnny CashMar 1, 1968

Judi DenchFeb 5, 1971

George W. BushNov 5, 1977

John CandyApr 28, 1979

Norman MailerNov 11, 1980

Dan MarinoJan 30, 1985

Cal Ripken JrNov 13, 1987

Lisa Marie PresleyOct 3, 1988

Zina GarrisonSep 23, 1989

David HasselhoffDec 9, 1989

Patrick RoyJun 9, 1990

Hank Williams JrJul 1, 1990

David RobinsonDec 16, 1991

Julia RobertsJun 27, 1993

Don ShulaOct 16, 1993

John F. KennedySep 21, 1996

Noel GallagherJun 5, 1997

Roger GoodellOct 25, 1997

Lucy LawlessMay 28, 1998

Macaulay CulkinJun 21, 1998

Kate WinsletNov 22, 1998

Chuck NorrisNov 28, 1998

Angelina JolieMay 5, 2000

Kobe BryantApr 18, 2001

Ralf SchumacherOct 5, 2001

Liza MinnelliMar 16, 2002

Gwen StefaniSep 14, 2002

Jessica SimpsonOct 26, 2002

Danny ElfmanNov 29, 2003

Donald TrumpJan 22, 2005

Justin TrudeauMay 28, 2005

Lennox LewisJul 15, 2005

Giorgio ArmaniOct 9, 2005

Michael FlatleyOct 14, 2006

Marion JonesFeb 24, 2007

Eva LongoriaJul 7, 2007

James GandolfiniAug 30, 2008

Michael ChangOct 18, 2008

fergieJan 10, 2009

Tom BradyFeb 26, 2009

Mark WahlbergAug 1, 2009

Lily AllenJun 11, 2011

Michael JordanApr 27, 2013

Church - Weddings
Date Event
1525-06-13

Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.

1782-08-18

Romantic Age poet and artist William Blake (24) marries Catherine Boucher, 5 years his junior, in St. Mary's Church, Battersea, London.

1783-05-08

First American flag seamstress Betsy Ross (31) weds John Claypoole at Christ Church

1797-05-30

Abolitionist William Wilberforce (37) weds Barbara Spooner (25) at St Swithins Church in Walcot, Bath

1814-07-25

Inventor Charles Babbage (21) weds Georgina Whitmore at St. Michael's Church in Devon, England

1827-01-17

Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York

1846-09-12

Poet and playwright Robert Browning (34) weds poet Elizabeth Barrett (40) at Marylebone Church in London

1850-07-22

Composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1859-10-25

US President Chester A Arthur (30) weds Ellen Herndon (22) at Calvary Episcopal Church in NYC, New York

1860-05-22

Major General George McClellan (33) weds Mary Ellen at Calvary Church in NYC, New York

1867-02-16

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (52) weds Agnes Bernard (30) at St George's Church in Hanover Square, London

1870-08-25

German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland

1871-01-25

US President William McKinley (27) weds Ida Saxton (23) at the First Presbyterian Church in Canton

1877-07-06

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (37) weds Antonina Miliukova (29) at the Church of Saint George in Moscow, Russia

1884-05-29

Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

1894-11-26

Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia

1896-04-06

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (63) weds Mary Scott (37) at St Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church in New York City

1904-01-28

German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany

1906-03-14

Film director D. W. Griffith (31) weds Linda Arvidson (21) at Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts

1906-07-28

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (27) weds Ekaterina Svanidze (21) at St. David's Church in Tiflis

1910-05-26

US General George S. Patton (24) weds Frederick Ayer's daughter Beatrice Ayer at Beverly Farms Episcopal Church near Boston, Massachusetts

1910-12-31

Editor Maxwell Perkins (26) weds Louise Saunders at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in North Plainfield, New Jersey

1913-10-14

Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

1916-03-22

British writer ('Lord of the Rings'), poet and professor J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick

1916-12-30

MLB player Honus Wagner (42) weds Bessie Baine Smith (26) at St John's Church in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

1920-09-27

Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies (25) weds Pattie Maie Leckie (21) at Kew Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Australia

1923-10-16

General Francisco Franco (30) marries María del Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdés (23) at Church of San Juan el Real in Oviedo

1924-06-21

Inventor Robert H. Goddard (41) weds secretary Esther Christine Kisk (23) at St. John's Episcopal Church in Worcester

1925-07-13

Film producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Productions Walt Disney (23) weds Lillian Bounds (26) at Lewiston's Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Lewiston, Idaho

1926-10-19

Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales

1927-10-15

Writer Graham Greene (23) weds Vivien Dayrell-Browning at St. Mary's Church in Hampstead, North London

1929-06-20

Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi

1930-07-14

1st Filippino President Emilio Aguinaldo (61) weds second wife Maria Agoncillo (51) at Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan

1930-08-27

Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

1930-09-04

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1931-08-22

FBI agent Melvin Purvis (27) weds childhood sweetheart Marie Rosanne Willcox at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, South Carolina

1932-04-30

Cricketer Donald Bradman (23) weds Jessie Martha Menzies at St Paul's Anglican Church in Burwood, Sydney

1933-11-16

Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila

1936-06-09

Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church

1937-09-17

Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

1937-11-20

Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

1939-11-19

Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco

1940-01-26

Actor Ronald Raegan (28) weds Academy Award-winning actress Jane Wyman (23) at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather church in Glendale, California

1940-03-30

Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite weds Mary Elizabeth Maxwell at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

1940-07-31

Actress Loretta Young (27) weds advertising executive Tom Lewis at the chapel of St. Paul's Church in Westwood

1940-08-31

Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York

1940-09-22

"Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves (26) weds Ellanora Needles at the Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel, California

1940-11-23

RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth's Anglican Church

1945-01-06

Future US President George H W Bush marries Barbara Pierce at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye NY

1945-01-06

US First Lady Barbara Bush (19) weds 41st president George H. W. Bush (20) at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York

1945-06-13

"Three Smart Girls" actress Deanna Durbin (23) weds film writer, producer and actor Felix Jackson at The Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas

1945-09-19

Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church

1946-08-10

Pulp fiction author and Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard (35) weds Sara Northrup Hollister

1948-03-28

Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York

1948-10-15

38th US President Gerald Ford (35) weds department store fashion consultant Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren (30) at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Ford

1949-01-28

NFL coach Tom Landry (24) weds Alicia Wiggs at St John the Divine Church in Houston, Texas

1949-08-09

Actor Jimmy Stewart weds (41) former model Gloria Hatrick McLean (31) at the Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles

1949-08-12

Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England

1949-10-01

Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church

1950-06-17

US Attorney General robert kennedy (24) weds Ethel Kennedy (25) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

1953-04-15

Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

1953-06-19

Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia

1953-07-02

Author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

1953-12-08

Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker (58) weds second wife Olive Palmer (51) at Park Road Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada

1954-05-01

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church

1954-11-19

Actress Vera-Ellen (33) weds millionaire Victor Rothschild at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Los Angeles

1955-02-16

Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland

1955-06-18

Former World No. 1 tennis player Lew Hoad (20) weds tennis player Jenny Staley (21) at St Mary's Church in Wimbledon, England

1956-03-03

Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia

1956-04-19

US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)

1956-10-06

Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

1956-10-13

MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church

1957-12-28

"Rebel Without A Cause" actress Natalie Wood (19) weds actor Robert Wagner (27) at Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona

1958-06-22

NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, DC

1960-12-22

NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton (20) weds Anna Elaine Merrell at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia

1962-08-25

Retired general Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama

1963-06-01

Actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood

1964-08-29

46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming

1964-11-14

MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina

1966-06-20

Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California

1968-03-01

Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

1968-08-25

"The Outlaw" actress Jane Russell (47) weds actor Roger Barrett (47) at the Community Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, California

1971-02-05

Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London

1975-06-07

Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (21) weds Cheryl Alley (21) at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church in Burbank, California

1977-11-05

43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas

1979-04-28

Actor and comedian John Candy (28) weds Rosemary Margaret Hobor at St. Basil's Church in Toronto, Canada

1980-11-11

Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York

1982-07-01

Over 2000 Unification Church couples marry at NY Madison Square Garden

1984-09-22

Brussels Princess Astrid marries Archduke Lorenz of Austrian-Este at Church of Our Lady of "De Zavel

1985-01-30

NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

1986-07-19

Caroline Kennedy (28) weds Edwin Schlossberg (41) at the Church of Our Lady of Victory in Centerville, Massachusetts

1987-11-13

MLB baseball player Cal Ripken Jr (27) weds Kelly Geer at Towson United Methodist Church in Maryland

1988-10-03

"Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology

1989-09-23

Tennis Ace Zina Garrison (25) weds businessman Willard Jackson (25) at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston

1989-12-09

"Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) weds actress Pamela Bach (26) at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California

1990-06-09

NHL goaltender Patrick Roy (25) weds Michele Piuze at Saint-Sacrement Church in Quebec, Canada

1990-07-01

Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

1991-07-08

"Sanford and Son" actor-comedian Redd Foxx (68) weds Ka Ho Cho at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

1991-12-16

NBA center David Robinson (26) weds Valerie Hoggatt at a Baptist church ceremony in San Antonio, Texas

1993-06-27

Actress Julia Roberts (25) weds country singer Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana

1993-10-16

NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

1994-10-08

"Growing Pains" actress Tracey Gold (25) weds Roby Marshall (29) at St. Charles Catholic Church

1994-12-10

Former Senate Majority Leader Mitchell (61) weds sports marketing executive Heather MacLachlan (35) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City

1995-04-22

"Extra" TV co-host Arthel Neville (32) weds Carolina Panther running back Derrick Lassic (25) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

1996-04-12

Actor and filmmaker Dennis Hopper (60) weds actress Victoria Duffy (29) at Boston's Old South Church

1996-05-18

NFL Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (36) weds former marketing director Jill Waggoner (27) at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in suburban Buffalo

1996-06-22

"Full House" actress Candace Cameron (20) weds Montreal Canadiens hockey player Valeri Bure (22) at the Church of the Valle in Van Nuys, California

1996-07-14

"Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (20) weds Deanna Tynes (28) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin

1996-09-21

Elder son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and magazine publisher John F. Kennedy Jr. (35) weds Caroline Bisset (30) at the wood-frame Brack Chapel of the First African Baptist Church in Cumberland Island, Georgia

1996-12-01

Model-actress Angie Everhart (27) weds actor Ashley Hamilton (22) at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles

1997-05-06

"The X-files" actor David Duchovny (36) weds actress Tea Leoni (31) in the garden of the Grace Church School

1997-06-05

Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher (30) weds Meg Mathews at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

1997-10-11

"Charlie's Angels" actress Jaclyn Smith (52) weds Chicago heart surgeon Bradley Allen (43) at United Westwood Methodist Church

1997-10-25

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (38) weds news anchor Jane Skinner (30) at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, Illinois

1997-12-31

Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren (52) weds The Devil's Advocate director Taylor Hackford (53) at the Ardersier Parish Church near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands

1998-05-28

"Xena: The Warrior Princess" Lucy Lawless (30) weds executive producer Rob Tapert (43) at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California

1998-06-21

"Home Alone" actor Macaulay Culkin (17) weds broadway actress Rachel Miner (17) in Stone Church in New Preston, Connecticut

1998-08-29

"Baywatch" actress Traci Bingham (30) weds Robb Vallier at First United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa

1998-10-03

Dutch-born model Annette Roque (33) weds The Today show cohost Matt Lauer (41) at Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton, New York

1998-11-22

"Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England

1998-11-28

Actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris (58) weds former model Gena O'Kelley (30) at The North Church in Carrolton, Texas

1999-01-16

"General Hospital" actor Steve Burton (29) weds model Sheree Gustin (22) at a cliffside church in Dana Point, California

1999-06-12

Former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller (22) weds lawyer and ophthalmologist Chris Phillips (26) at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City

1999-09-26

Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York

2000-05-05

Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (24) weds actor Billy Bob Thornton (44) at The Little Church of The West Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

2000-09-02

"The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia

2000-10-14

Asylum recording artist Bryan White (26) weds actress Erika Page at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas

2001-01-20

"Fast Lane" actor Peter Facinelli (27) weds actress and director Jennie Garth (28) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito, California

2001-04-18

NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California

2001-05-06

Actress-singer Billie Piper (18) weds media mogul Chris Evans (35) at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

2001-06-09

"Law & Order" actress and model Angie Harmon (28) weds New York Giant NFL player Jason Sehorn (30) at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas

2001-10-05

F1 racing driver Ralf Schumacher (26) weds former model Cora Brinkmann at the church of Maria Plain in Salzburg, Austria

2001-11-10

"Four Weddings and A Funeral" actress Andie MacDowell (43) weds businessman Rhett Hartzog (42) at Central United Methodist Church in Asheville, North Carolina

2002-01-01

Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton (56) weds Melia McEnery (25) at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Surrey, London

2002-01-05

Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona (21) weds "Westlife" member Brian McFadden (21) at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathfeigh, County Meath, Republic of Ireland

2002-03-16

Oscar-winning entertainer Liza Minnelli (56) weds producer David Gest (48) at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City

2002-09-14

No Doubt lead vocalist Gwen Stefani (42) weds lead singer and rhythm guitarist "Bush" Gavin Rossdale (46) at St. Paul's Church in London, England

2002-10-26

American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (22) weds singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (28) at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas

2003-05-10

"Broadway" singer-actress Carol Channing (82) weds Harry Kullijian at Big Valley Grace Community Church in Modesto, California

2003-06-07

"Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California

2003-11-29

Composer and former Oingo Boingo singer Danny Elfman (50) weds actress Bridget Fonda (39) at First Congressional Church in Los Angeles

2004-05-29

"Party of Five" actor Scott Wolf (35) weds "Real World" cast member Kelley Limp at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas

2004-07-31

"Ed" actor Tom Cavanagh (35) weds "Sports Illustrated" photo editor Maureen Grise (33) at a 19th-century, cedar-shingled Roman Catholic church in Nantucket, Massachusetts

2004-09-04

Rap singer Juvenile (29) weds Shadonna Jones at The Victory Fellowship Church in Metairie, Louisiana

2004-11-13

"The View" co-host Star Jones (42) weds banker Al Reynolds at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City

2005-01-08

Rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

2005-01-22

Business magnate and "The Apprentice" host Donald Trump (56) weds former model Melania Knauss (34) at the Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida

2005-01-29

"New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

2005-02-20

"Iron Chef America" host Bobby Flay (40) weds former "Law and Order: SVU" actress Stephanie March (30) at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in New York City

2005-05-28

Politician Justin Trudeau (33) weds tv host Sophie Grégoire (30) in a Catholic ceremony at Montreal's Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church

2005-06-16

"American Idol" singer Bo Bice (29) weds Caroline Fisher at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Alabama

2005-07-15

Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis (39) weds former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang at William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Jamaica

2005-07-30

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (49) weds Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes (48) at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles

2005-08-21

"Strictly Come Dancing" hostess Natasha Kaplinsky (32) weds investment banker Justin Bower at St. Margaret's Church in Somerset, England

2005-08-30

"Squeeze" band founder Jools Holland (47) weds sculptor Christabel McEwen at St. James Church in Cooling, Kent, England

2005-09-10

Fashion model Jodie Kidd (26) weds entrepreneur Aidan Butler at St. Peter's Church in Twineham, West Sussex, England

2005-09-10

"Coronation Street" actress Samia Ghadie (23) weds property developer Matthew Smith at St Philip's Church in Alderley Edge, Cheshire

2005-09-10

British television presenter Kate Garraway (38) weds former political lobbyist Derek Draper (38) at St. Mary The Virgin parish church in London, England

2005-09-10

Camilla Parker-Bowles's son Tom Parker Bowles (30) weds "Harpers & Queen" fashion features editor Sara Buys at St. Nicholas' Church in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, England

2005-10-09

"The O.C." writer and talk show host Regis Philbin's daughter Jennifer Joy Philbin (31) weds NBC comedy series "The Office" writer Michael Schur (32) at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York City

2005-10-09

Italian pop singer Alexia (38) weds Giorgio Armani's nephew Andrea Camerana at Church of San Martino in Piacenza, Italy

2005-11-02

Irish TV and radio presenter Sile Seoige (26) weds Glen Mulcahy at St. Brendan's Church in County Offaly

2005-12-10

Gustavo Rojo's daughter and actress Ana Patricia Rojo (31) weds Andres Puentes Jr at the San Jose del Calvario church in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

2005-12-22

"Ospreys" Rugby star Shane Williams (28) weds Gail Lacey at Twyn Church in Garnant, West Wales

2006-01-28

A bright-eyed 18-month-old from Midland, Texas, who fall into abandoned well Jessica McClure (19) weds Daniel Morales (32) in the Greenwood Church of Christ near Midland

2006-04-21

Professional drag racer Andrew Hines (22) weds Tanya Phillips at the First Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida

2006-05-06

Duchess of Cornwall's daughter Laura Parker-Bowles (28) weds former Calvin Klein model Harry Lopes (28) at Church of Saint Cyriac in Lacock, Wiltshire

2006-05-06

"Coronation Street" actress Julia Haworth (26) weds Jon Wormald at St. Stephen's CE Church in Burnley, Lancashire

2006-05-13

Actress Sara Bakker weds Sloan Alexander at the United Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut

2006-05-26

Soccer star player Joshua Kennedy (23) weds Australian Opals player Jacinta Hamilton at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Port Melbourne

2006-05-29

Award-winning English actress Tamzin Outhwaite (35) weds former "EastEnders" actor Tom Ellis (26) at All Saints Church in Lullington, Somerset

2006-06-03

Pop band Hanson member Zac Hanson (20) weds Kate Tucker (22) at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

2006-06-24

"The Desperate Housewives" actress Marcia Cross (44) weds stockbroker Tom Mahoney (48) at Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Parish in Pasadena, California

2006-07-15

Soccer star player Ashley Cole (25) weds "Girls Aloud" member Cheryl Tweedy (23) at Holy Trinity Church in Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire

2006-07-22

British TV presenter Ant McPartlin (30) weds former member of "Deuce" Lisa Armstrong (29) at St. Nicholas Church in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England

2006-07-29

"Primal Scream" lead singer Bobby Gillespie (44) weds stylist Katy England at St. Margaret's Church in Betley, Staffordshire

2006-08-04

Former Miss Ireland Andrea Roche (30) weds PJ Mansfield at Church of The Nativity of the Blessed Mary in Saggart Village, Dublin

2006-09-02

Former "EastEnders" actress Hannah Waterman (31) weds actor Ricky Groves (38) at a country church in Inwardleigh, England

2006-09-14

Former B*Witched member Lindsay Armaou weds former "911" member Lee Brennan at St. Mary's Parish Church in County Wicklow, Ireland

2006-09-16

Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd (29) weds Mel Gibson's daughter Hannah Gibson at the altar of The Holy Family Church in Malibu

2006-09-29

Prince Louis of Luxembourg (20) weds Tessy Antony (26) at a parish church in Gilsdorf, Luxembourg

2006-10-14

"Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

2007-02-03

Winner of "Strictly Come Dancing and "Eastenders" actress Jill Halfpenny (31) weds actor Craig Conway (32) at St. Andrew's Church in Newcastle

2007-02-17

"Home and Away" actress Ada Nicodemou (29) weds Chrys Xipolitas at St. Andrew's Greek church in Redfern, Australia

2007-02-17

Australian TV presenter Natalie Gruzlewski (30) weds pro surfer Luke Egan at St. Augustine's Catholic Church

2007-02-24

Former world champion track and field athlete Marion Jones (31) weds Olympic bronze medalist Obadele Thompson (30) at the Union Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilson's Mills, North Carolina

2007-03-03

Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra Christina (42) weds Martin Jorgensen at Oster Egende Church in Fakse City

2007-07-07

Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France

2007-07-14

Former "Full House" actress Jodie Sweetin (25) weds set designer Cody Herpin (30) at Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

2007-08-11

U.S. Women's Olympic ice hockey team member Krissy Wendell (25) weds NHL player John Pohl (28) at the Rose Hill Alliance Church in West Roseville, Minnesota

2007-09-01

The first Apprentice winner Bill Rancic (36) weds E! News anchor Giuliana DePandi (32) at the Church of Santa Sofia in Capri, Italy

2007-09-01

"Grey's Anatomy" actress Kate Walsh (39) weds movie executive Alex Young (35) at the Ojai Presbyterian Church in Ojai, California

2008-02-02

Singer-actress Katharine McPhee (23) weds producer Nick Cokas (42) at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, California

2008-07-05

"The Bachelor" TV personality Andrew Firestone (32) weds Serbian model and actress Ivana Bozilovic (30) at St Mark's in the Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos, California

2008-07-12

Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo (32) weds fashion publicist Jaymie Dizon (29) at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena, California

2008-08-30

"The Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini (46) weds former model Deborah Lin (40) at Central Union Church in Honolulu, Hawaii

2008-10-01

"7th Heaven" actress Beverley Mitchell (27) weds Michael Cameron (27) at the Church of Santa Maria a Gradillo in Ravello, Italy

2008-10-18

Tennis player Michael Chang (35) weds fellow tennis player Amber Liu (24) at Lake Hills Community Church in Laguna Hills, California

2009-01-10

"The Black Eyed Peas" singer fergie (33) weds actor Josh Duhamel (36) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California

2009-02-26

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (32) weds NFL New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (35) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica

2009-03-21

British songbird who soared to the top of the charts with her hit "Unwritten" Natasha Bedingfield (27) weds California businessman Matthew Robinson at Church Estate Vineyard's in Malibu, California

2009-03-22

"The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (36) weds composer Mike Verta (36) at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla, California

2009-04-25

TV personality Spencer Pratt (28) weds media personality and singer Heidi Montag (25) at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena

2009-07-11

"Step Up" actor Channing Tatum (32) weds actress Jenna Dewan (31) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California

2009-08-01

Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills

2010-04-09

Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos (30) weds Julie Lesicki at St. Augstine Catholic Church in Philadelphia

2010-08-23

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (66) weds Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger (44) at Virgen del Carmen Church in Marbella, Spain

2011-05-28

Actress and former "Clean House" host Niecy Nash (41) weds electrical engineer Jay Tucker at the Church Estate Vineyard in Malibu

2011-06-11

Recording artist Lily Allen (26) weds Sam Cooper (32) at St. James The Great church in Gloucestershire, England

2011-07-01

English model Kate Moss (37) weds English guitarist Jamie Hince (42) at St. Peter's Church, Southrop in Gloucestershire

2011-07-02

Charlene Princess of Monaco (33) weds Prince Albert II of Monaco (53) at the Church of St Devote of Monaco

2011-07-23

"Pittsburgh Steelers" quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (29) weds Ashley Harlan at Christ Church of Grove Farm in Ohio Township

2012-07-07

"The Office" Ellie Kemper (32) weds former "Conan O'Brien" writer Michael Koman at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in New York City

2012-12-01

Congressman Joseph Kennedy III (32) weds Lauren Anne Birchfield (28) at the Community Church in Corona del Mar, California

2012-12-01

Minnesota Twins baseball catcher Joe Mauer (29) weds Maddie Bisanz at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota

2012-12-21

"McFly" drummer Harry Judd (27) weds former Escala violinist Izzy Johnston (29) at St Nicholas Church in Harpenden, Herts

2013-01-19

Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan (32) weds director of strategic planning on the National Security Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island

2013-04-27

NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida

2013-06-08

Princess Madeleine of Sweden (30) weds banker Christopher O'Neill at The Royal Palace Church in Stockholm, Sweden

2013-07-06

Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada

Church - Notable Divorces

NapoleonJan 10, 1810

Church - Divorces
Date Event
1810-01-10

French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Empress Joséphine

Church - Notable Deaths

Joseph Smith JrJun 27, 1844

Brigham YoungAug 29, 1877

Church - Deaths
Date Event
636-04-04

Saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (b. cira 560)

649-05-02

Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies

766-03-06

Chrodegang, church reformer/bishop of Mainz, dies at about 50

1275-01-06

Raymundus of Penafort, Spanish church law scholar, dies

1390-01-12

Peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67

1415-07-06

Jan Hus, Bohemian reformer (b. 1369), burned for heresy by the Church at Constance, Germany

1416-05-30

Jerome of Prague, Czech radical Christian teacher burned at the stake for heresy by church Council of Constance

1523-07-01

Hendrik Voes, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake

1523-07-01

John of Esschen, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake

1525-09-15

John Pistorius, church reformer, burned at the stake

1525-09-25

Johannes Pistorius, [Bakker], RC pastor/church reformer, burned at 26

1530-04-18

Francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43

1531-10-11

Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss church reformer (Zwinglianen), dies

1542-06-19

Leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer

1548-11-16

Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer, dies at 44

1552-04-14

Laurentius Andreae, [Lars Andersson], Swedish church reformer, dies

1557-04-09

Michael Agricola, Finnish theologist/church reformer/bishop, dies

1560-01-03

Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56

1560-04-19

Philipp Melanchton (Schwazerd), church reformer, dies at 63

1564-05-27

Jean Caulvin, [John Calvin], priest/church reformer, dies at 54

1595-11-08

Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist, dies at 69

1600-12-12

John Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies

1621-09-17

Roberto Bellarmino, Italian saint (Doctor of the Church), dies at 78

1623-01-14

Paolo Sarpi, Italian church historian/politician, dies at 70

1652-04-15

Patriarch Joseph, head of the Russian Orthodox Church

1681-08-17

Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76

1704-02-24

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (church music), dies

1718-01-17

Captain Benjamin Church, Plymouth Colony settler and military leader

1732-05-20

Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (b. 1676)

1787-10-07

Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church (b. 1711)

1792-09-18

Gottlieb August Spangenberg, founder (Moravian Church in Amer), dies

1803-04-02

Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church hymns), dies at 56

1804-08-17

Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies

1805-08-28

Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (Moderator of the General Assembly 1770), dies at 83

1831-03-26

Richard Allen, AME Church Bishop, dies at 71

1832-05-04

Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church

1844-06-27

Hyrum Smith, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob in Carthage Ill

1844-06-27

Joseph Smith Jr, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob at 38

1859-12-21

Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66

1865-06-02

John E Feisser, founder (1st Dutch baptist church), dies at 59

1877-08-29

Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies of peritonitis at 76

1880-11-19

Bernard de Hair, vicar/poet/church historian, dies at 74

1881-08-06

James White, co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (b. 1821)

1896-12-15

John GR Acquoy, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67

1898-09-02

Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1807)

1901-10-10

Lorenzo Snow, fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1814)

1906-04-11

Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (b. 1839)

1915-07-16

Ellen White, American co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (b. 1827)

1926-02-26

Frederik Pijper, Dut vicar/church historian (Monasteries), dies at 67

1929-11-19

Arthur H Mann, English composer (Church of England Hymnal), dies

1941-01-10

Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian, murdered at 67

1941-02-04

Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian, dies at 79

1942-06-25

Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian, dies at 67

1945-01-22

Johan Eykman, theologist (World Church), dies at 52

1945-05-14

Heber J. Grant, seventh president of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1856)

1951-04-04

George Albert Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (b. 1870)

1954-05-19

Aart A van Schelven, church historian (Willem of Orange), dies at 73

1954-07-24

Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90

1956-12-29

Martin Albertz, German theologist (Jesus Christ's Church), dies at 73

1958-01-13

John Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/church historian, dies at 75

1961-10-04

Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer, Exarch of Russian Church in North America (b. 1880)

1964-01-30

Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80

1965-08-22

Ellen Church, American airline stewardess (b. 1904)

1968-06-06

Franklin C Fry, US minister (World Rad of Church), dies

1968-09-18

Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 65

1970-04-17

Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92

1973-12-26

Harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74

1974-06-30

Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church

1980-11-29

Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout member of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 83

1983-01-07

Fred Church, The Prospector

1984-04-07

Frank Church, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1957-81), dies at 59

1984-04-07

Frank Church, POWs: Pawns of War - Part I

1985-11-15

Spencer W Kimball, US head of mormon church, dies at 90

1986-01-27

L Ron Hubbard, novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74

1990-05-03

Pimen, [Sergei Irzyekov], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 79

1991-04-24

J de Graaf, ethicus/president church & peace, dies

1992-08-14

Flora SA Benson, US, wife of pres Ezra Taft B of mormon church, dies

1994-04-22

D Nauta, theologist/church historian/lawyer, dies at 96

1994-05-30

Ezra Taft Benson, 13th head of Mormon Church, dies at 94

1995-02-10

S van der Linde, church historian, dies at 89

1995-03-03

Howard Hunter, US leader of Mormon Church (1994-95), dies at 87

1997-10-29

Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan (b. 1930)

1999-09-15

Joe Church, A Century of Stars: The Story of the Grand Order of Water Rats

2000-11-23

George Church, East of Eden

2005-01-10

Metropolitan Wasyly Fedak, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (b. 1909)

2005-05-10

David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)

2007-07-30

Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)

2007-08-10

James E. Faust, Second Councilor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (b. 1920)

2007-09-22

Albert Fuller, Apparition of the Eternal Church

2008-01-27

Gordon B. Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1910)

2008-01-27

Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

2008-03-25

Tony Church, Tess

2008-04-19

Alfonso López Trujillo, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (b. 1935)

2008-12-05

Patriarch Alexy II of Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church (b. 1929)

2009-01-20

Stéphanos II Ghattas, Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Church (b. 1920)

2009-02-16

Stephen Cardinal Kim Sou-hwan, Korean Cardinal, Protopriest of the Holy Roman Church (b. 1921)

2009-07-24

Robert Hilferty, Stop the Church

2009-09-24

Forrest Church, Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas

2009-11-15

Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, 44th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (b. 1914)

2010-11-21

Norris Church Mailer, American model and widow of Norman Mailer (b. 1949)

2012-03-17

Pope Shenouda III, Egyptian Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, dies from prostate cancer at 88

2012-08-09

Carl Davis, Church Reopens: First Emanuel Service Since Shooting

2017-02-14

Tom Cruise's mother Mary Lee South dies aged 80, memorial held at Church of Scientology

2018-01-03

Thomas Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at age 90


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