July 1814 - The Spanish Inquisition was restored. The Inquisition, was originally created by Ferdinand and Isabella but shut down by Joseph Bonaparte in 1808, but was restored by the decree of Ferdinand VII, and ran for six more years, dispensing its perverted justice.
November 1964 - The third session of Vatican II commenced which went on to approve the 'Decree on Ecumenism', that declared both Catholics and Protestants to blame for past divisions and called for dialogue, not derision, in the future.
October 1664 - Benjamin Keach, one of C H Spurgeon's predecessors, was hauled before a magistrate and accused of scandalous behavior for printing a Baptist primer for children.
June 1714 - This month marks the anniversary of the death of the English Presbyterian puritan Matthew Henry, famed for his commentary of the Bible.
December 1714 - George Whitefield was the born, the youngest child of Thomas and Elizabeth Whitefield. He became a remarkable evangelist who led the 'Great Awakening' revivals in England and America.
July 1764 - Gilbert Tennent died, who had been a strong supporter of George Whitefield’s evangelistic ministry. His fiery 'Nottingham Sermon' accusing many Presbyterian ministers of being spiritually dead, led to a division within the Presbyterian church between 'Old School' and 'New School' ministers.
June 1914 - J. Gresham Machen, Presbyterian educator and firebrand defender of orthodoxy in Princeton, was ordained to the Gospel ministry at Plainsboro, New Jersey.