This week in Christian history: George Whitefield preaches, Polish king converts, missionary dies

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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 may be previously unknown by most people.

The following pages highlight events that happened this week — Feb. 14 through Feb. 20 — in Church history.

They include the conversion to Christianity of a medieval Polish king, the death of a prominent missionary to India and evangelist George Whitefield preaching his first outdoor sermon.

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