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This week in Christian history: Salvation Army co-founder dies, Jonathan Edwards born

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Throughout the extensive history of the Church, there have been numerous events of lasting significance.

Each week brings anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, memorable births, notable deaths and everything in between.

Some of the events drawn from over 2,000 years of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown by most people.

The following pages list some of the events that happened this week in Christian history. They include President George Washington issuing a Thanksgiving proclamation, the death of a co-founder of the Salvation Army, and the birth of Jonathan Edwards.

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