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This Date in History: March 1, 1954 – London Crusade Begins

More than 2 million people attended that historic 3-month Crusade, with nearly 40,000 commitments to Christ. Read on to learn more about this historic event.
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Memorable Moments in Presidential Inauguration History

As the nation prepares for the inauguration of our 44th president Barack Obama’s second term, take a walk with us as we look at some memorable inaugurations where Billy Graham or Franklin Graham delivered the invocation.
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This Date in History: Billy Graham Receives Honorary Knighthood

At a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6, 2001, Billy Graham received an honorary knighthood from Sir Christopher Meyer, the British Ambassador to the U.S., on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.
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This Date in History: Nov. 1, 1934 – Billy Graham Accepts Christ

In his autobiography Just As I Am, Billy Graham writes of Dr. Mordecai Ham’s revival meetings in Charlotte, NC, and the night he came to Christ.
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This Date in History: Oct. 15, 1989 – Star on Hollywood Blvd.

On this date in 1989, Billy Graham became the first clergyman to be honored with a star on Hollywood Boulevard for his work as a minister of the Gospel.
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This Date in History: Monumental 1949 LA Crusade Begins

Sixty-three years ago today, the tent that had been erected on the corner of Washington and Hill streets in Los Angeles was “open for business.” The groundbreaking campaign, which was sponsored by the Christ for Greater Los Angeles Committee, was originally scheduled to last three weeks, but was extended to eight weeks due to overwhelming interest.
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This Date in History: Billy Graham’s first city-wide campaign begins

On Sept. 13, 1947, a historic event took place. It was the beginning of Billy Graham’s first city-wide campaign in Grand Rapids, Michigan, held under the banner of Youth for Christ as it would be three more years until the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association came into existence.
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This Date in History: August 13, 1943 – Wedding Day

Billy and Ruth Graham were married Friday, August 13, 1943, at Montreat Presbyterian Church in Montreat, N.C. Here are reflections on that special day from both Billy and Ruth.
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This Date in History: July 14, 1950 – Billy Graham’s First White House Visit

On July 14, 1950, a young Billy Graham made his first visit to the White House, for a meeting with President Truman. He brought along Crusade team members Grady Wilson, Cliff Barrows and Jerry Beaven. He details the account in the opening pages of Just As I Am.
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This Date in History: June 14, 2007 – Remembering Ruth Bell Graham

Five years ago today, Ruth Bell Graham went home to be with Jesus.  As we reflect on her life, here’s an excerpt from Billy Graham’s book Nearing Home, that describes an anecdote about her gravestone that we wanted to share. My wife, Ruth, however, was one of those who could lighten heavy hearts, especially mine. …
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