1744 – David Brainerd, a missionary to the American Indians, wrote in his journal: ‘We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.’
1873 – Saint Theresa of Lisieux, a French Carmelite nun, was born. Two quotes from her:
“Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.”
“I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbours’ defects–not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues.”
1920 – Isaac Asimov, author of more than 500 books, was born. Asimov’s Foundation trilogy were the first Science Fiction books I ever read and awakened in me a love of the genre. Two quotes from Asimov:
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
“It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say ‘It’s as plain as the nose on your face.’ But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?”
1923 – The Ku Klux Klan carried out a surprise attack on the black residential area of Rosewood FL, killing 8 people. To read more about this tragic event, click this link.
1945 – The University of Kentucky Wildcats begin a 130 home basketball game win streak that doesn’t end until 1955.
1968 – The theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: ‘In the Church of Jesus Christ there can and should be no non-theologians.’
1983 – The musical “Annie” closed on Broadway after 2,377 performances. And here is a video from the 1982 movie version.