February 6, 2017 || His Majesty King Harald was in attendance at the official opening of the Tråante 2017 centennial celebration today. The celebration marks the 100th anniversary of the first congress of the Sami people, which was held on 6 February 1917 in Trondheim.
One hundred years ago today, representatives from many parts of Sápmi (the Sami areas) came together for the first time to promote their cause as one people across national borders. Elsa Laula Renberg, a pioneering activist for Sami rights, was the organiser of the first Sami congress held at the Trondheim United Methodist Church in 1917. Her work is being honoured today. Sami National Day has been celebrated on 6 February since 1993.
Religious people do not care how much they hurt people in the pursuit of the objectives to force others to abide by religious rules. The attempt to defund Planned Parenthood will destroy basic healthcare for many poor women, but the “Christians” doing it simply do not care. Poor women are simply collateral damage in the war to make America a Christian nation.
“One of the most spiritually dangerous occupations - to look for
personalized enemies in society, in the state, among the neighboring
nations. Only true Christians see the evil enemy in our own souls.”
On this day in 1723, Christ Church in Boston, commonly known as Old North Church, opened its doors. Timothy Cutler, the former rector of Yale College and first American-born clergyman to hold a doctorate, served as the church’s first rector.
Though Boston is known for its Puritan past and Christ Church is known for its role in the American Revolution, the church was actually a congregation of the Church of England. As the Anglican rector of Christ Church, Cutler stood against Massachusetts’ Puritan dominated government. He advocated for the emancipation of Anglicans from the Puritan church tax and started a library of Anglican books in Christ Church.
Half a century after its founding, revolutionaries hung lanterns in the church’s steeple to warn local militias that British troops were on the move to confiscate their weapons stores. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s popular poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride” commemorated this event and ensured that that the church would be fixed in the national memory of the American Revolution.
This photograph of the church was taken during Boston’s Bicentennial Celebration of the American Revolution.
Boston 200 records, Collection 0279.001, Photographs, Boston City Archives, Boston
9th March 1944 at 19.15 - The Soviet Army bombs Tallinn. The first wave of bombs lasted until 21.15, the second wave came in at 01.00 and lasted until 4 o’clock on the morning.
About 1/3 of Tallinn was damaged. National Opera Estonia and St.Nicholas’ Church burned down and Harju Street was almost completely destroyed, while the military objects were almost untouched.
According to the official report, 757 people were killed, of whom 586
were civilians, 50 were military personnel, and 121 were
prisoners-of-war. 213 had serious injuries, 446 had minor injuries.More than 20,000 people were left without a shelter in the spring thaw.