- 1843 Birth of Friedrich Wilhelm Blass, German biblical philologist. His 1896 "Grammar of New Testament Greek" became a foundational work in New Testament studies, and is still in print.
- 1855 Birth of Carrie Ellis Breck, American Presbyterian poet. Several of her verses later became hymns, including "Help Somebody Today" and "Face to Face with Christ My Savior."
- 1882 The Fifth Street Presbyterian Church of Troy, New York, became the first church in America to be illuminated by electric lighting.
- 1939 Uranium atom 1st split, Columbia University
- 1945 Heavy US air raid on Okinawa
- 1963 Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: 'In Jesus Christ, God and man...are already at peace, not as enemies but as true companions. In Him salvation is already present and at work.'
- 1971 John & Yoko record "Power to the People"
- 1977 Birth of Christ-passionate, people-focused, multi-talented, world's-greatest-cook, hyper-thoughtful, present day missionary, most-beautiful-in-my-eyes, and my wife-to-be, Angeline Yong.
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