Missionary Events in History

2014 Event - North Korea releases Americans Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae; Bae was imprisoned for two years after arrest for missionary actions, while Miller was detained in April for 'hostile acts' after tearing up his visa and requesting asylum

1996 Death - Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon, dies at 85

1996 Death - Henry Guinness, missionary, dies at 87

1994 Death - Alfred James Broomhall, methodist Missionary, dies at 82

1993 Death - M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85

1965 Death - Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90

1946 Birthday - Richard Loncraine, director, Missionary, Deep Cover, Bellman and True

1946 Death - Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo), dies at 66

1928 Death - William HT Gairdner, English missionary (Nile Mission Press), dies at 54

1911 Birthday - Alfred James Broomhall, Methodist missionary

1910 Birthday - Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon

1908 Birthday - Henry Guinness, missionary

1908 Birthday - Leslie Kenneth O'Brien, Lord O'Brien of Lothbury, missionary

1907 Birthday - M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor

1900 Death - Ferdinand Hamet, Dutch missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59

1899 Birthday - Sarah Williamson, U.S. missionary in Liberia

1888 Death - Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary/founder (Flemish Wind), dies at 38

1887 Death - Peter "Peerke" Donders, missionary (Father of Melaatsen), dies at 77

1885 Death - James Hannington, English missionary, murdered in Uganda

1880 Birthday - Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary, Congo

1877 Birthday - Hubert Ahaus, missionary, Harvest Fields

1874 Death - Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary, dies at 79

1870 Event - Memoria of Jackson Kemper, 1st Missionary Bishop in US

1865 Birthday - Wilfred Grenfell, England, medical missionary

1863 Event - Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee

1860 Birthday - Nancy Jones, U.S. black missionary in Africa

1856 Birthday - Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India

1850 Birthday - Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary, Flemish Flag

1842 Event - Franciscan nuns begin missionary work on Netherland Antilles

1834 Death - Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies

1833 Death - Joseph Comb, missionary to Moluccas, dies at 63

1811 Birthday - Cyrus Hamlin, educator/missionary, est Robert College, Turkey

1809 Birthday - Peter "Peerke" Donders, Dutch RC missionary to Suriname

1802 Birthday - Marcus Whitman, missionary, led to U.S. securing Oregon

1795 Birthday - Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary

1792 Event - Baptist Missionary Society forms in London

1781 Birthday - Henry Martyn, Truro, missionary

1772 Event - Moravian missionary constructs 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny

1769 Birthday - Joseph Comb, missionary to Molukkas

1690 Death - John Eliot, English missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85

1666 Death - Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionary/astronomer, dies

1652 Death - Adriaan W. "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35

1651 Event - Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo

1637 Birthday - Jacques Marquette, jesuit/missionary founder, Chicago

1620 Death - Diego Alvarez de Paz, Span missionary/writer (Peru), dies at about 59

1617 Birthday - Adriaan W. "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, Bantu Dictionary

1610 Death - Benedict van Canfield, William Fish, English missionary, dies

1610 Death - Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China), dies

1600 Death - Jose the Acosta, Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59

1597 Death - Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary, dies

1552 Birthday - Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary, China

1534 Birthday - Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit and missionary, Brazilian Tupi-Indians

1506 Birthday - Francis Xavier, saint and Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, and Japan

809 Death - Liudger, missionary/1st bishop of Munster/saint, dies at about 66

722 Event - Pope Gregory II names Boniface as missionary bishop