September 21, 1452: Girolamo Savonarola, a Dominican preacher and reformer famous for his religious zeal and extraordinary piety, is born.
September 21, 1522: First edition of Martin Luther's German translation of the New Testament is published (see issue 34: Luther's Early Years).
September 21, 1558: Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, dies. Charles called the Diet of Worms in 1521, which condemned Martin Luther (see issue 34: Luther's Early Years).
September 21, 1944: Founded on April 12, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio, The National Religious Broadcasters organization is officially ratified by constitutional convention at Chicago's Moody Memorial Church.
August 9, 1788: American Baptist missionary Adoniram Judson, who during his missions work in Burma translated the Bible into Burmese and wrote the first Burmese-English dictionary, is born in Malden, Massachusetts (see issue 36: William Carey).
August 9, 1883: Robert Moffat, pioneer missionary to southern Africa and inspiration (and father-in-law) to David Livingstone, dies (see issue 56: David Livingstone).