a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home » This Day » April 17

April 17

Theophilus Lindsey

1774 – Theophilus Lindsey founded the Unitarian Society (now Essex Street Chapel) in London. The first services were held with 200 attending, including Benjamin Franklin, who joined the church. Many historians consider this the beginning of the Unitarian movement in England. At that time it was a criminal offense in England to express Unitarian views.

Series Navigation<< April 16April 18 >>

Notable in UU History
Henry Frederick Bond

Bond, Henry Frederick (1820-1907)

Henry Frederick Bond was born in Boston on May 12, 1820. His father was a prosperous ... Read More
Nichols' plan

Nichols, Minerva Parker (1860-1943)

Biographical Sketches of Minerva Parker Nichols An article about Nichols in Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary ... Read More
Eva Kendrick

Kendrick, Eva (1976-)

Eva Kendrick is a versatile composer and vocalist. She writes in many genres including opera, chamber ... Read More

Chaffin, William Ladd (1837-1923)

Mr. Chaffin’s life was at once rich and uneventful. Its influence was pervasive and cumulative through ... Read More