Birth of Wendell Phillips who became a lawyer and an impassioned orator against slavery. He is known to this day as "the Boston orator--the man who could not be bought!" At age 14 he had a definite experience with the Lord. His life from that day forward, was marked by an enduring dedication to Christ. He testified, "From that time to this I have never known a thing to be wrong without having an aversion to it; and I have never seen anything to be right without having an attraction to it."
Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland. Educated at the universities of Malvern and Oxford, Lewis taught at both Oxford (1924-54) and Cambridge (1954-63) universities. He was widely acclaimed for his secular writings before his conversion, but his greatest (and most valuable) works came after his conversion. His most popular book, Screwtape Letters (1942), written as if from one devil to another, was followed by many other widely read works, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain. In 1955 he wrote an autobiography, Surprised by Joy. His Narnia stories are favorites with Children. A science fiction trilogy, poems, works on love, suffering, and literature round out his production.