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September 5

September 5, 1888: Sensational preacher Billy Sunday marries Helen Amelia Thompson, who became his evangelistic campaign adviser. Her organizational talents helped raise him to national prominence.

September 5, 1997: Mother Teresa, winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Missionaries of Charity (now with 517 missions worldwide) dies in Calcutta, India (see issue 65: The Ten Most Influential Christians of the Twentieth Century).

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January 20, 1541: A town meeting in Geneva ratifies John Calvin's plan to set up a church court that would meet weekly to judge offenders and maintain discipline (see issue 12: Calvin).

January 20, 1569: Miles Coverdale, publisher of the first printed English Bible and the man who completed William Tyndale's translation of the Old Testament, dies at 81 (see issue 43: How We Got Our Bible and issue 16: William Tyndale).

January 20, 1918: Following the Bolshevik Revolution, all church property in Russia ...

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