Jump directly to the Content

Christian History

People

Christians you should know
ActivistsDenominational FoundersEvangelists and ApologistsInner TravelersMartyrsMissionariesMovers and ShakersMusicians, Artists, and WritersPastors and PreachersPoetsRulersScholars and ScientistsTheologians

June 23, 1683: English Quaker William Penn, an advocate of peace and religious toleration, signs a treaty with the American Indians of Pennsylvania. Voltaire said the agreement was the only treaty never sworn to and never broken.

June 23, 1780: American troops, using hymnal pages from the First Presbyterian Church for gun wadding, stops the British advance on Springfield, New Jersey (see issue 50: American Revolution).

More from June 23
close