An overcast sky hangs above the U.S. Supreme Court on December 16, 2019, in Washington, D.C. | Samuel Corum/Getty Images
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 might be previously unknown by most people.
Three events that happened this week in Christian history are listed in the following pages. They include the death of Saint Martin of Tours, the U.S. Supreme Court striking down an anti-evolution law and the uttering of the famous line “Dr. Livingstone, I presume.”