Illinois · Religion

“Christian spy” stabbed to death

September 16, 1845 Nauvoo, Illinois Phineas Wilcox is stabbed to death after members of the Church of Latter-day Saints suspect him of being a Christian spy The members of the Church of Latter-day Saints had been facing religious persecution from the community since at least 1838 when Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs signed a military order… Continue reading “Christian spy” stabbed to death

Minnesota · Newspaper clippings · Religion

Massive fight breaks out in church (1885)

September 16, 1885 St. Paul, Minnesota 1000 women and children run screaming as a fight breaks out during church The fight broke out between two groups in the church taking opposing sides regarding a scandal of a former pastor and his alleged adulterous affair with a girl from the congregation ("girl" in newspapers from the… Continue reading Massive fight breaks out in church (1885)