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September 18

September 18, 1884: People pack out the Brooklyn Tabernacle for the funeral of Jerry McAuley, founder of New York's Water Street Mission and a pioneer among American rescue missions.

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March 1, 589 (traditional date): David of Wales, whose ascetic path of restraint earned him the love of all Wales (he is now the patron saint of that country), dies. His final words were, "Be joyful, brothers and sisters. Keep your faith and do the little things that you have seen and heard from me" (see issue 60: How the Irish Were Saved).

March 1, 1546: After surrendering peacefully, George Wishart, an early leader of Scottish protestants and influential in the life of John Knox, who ...

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