On This Day
1843 – The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland.
The Disruption of 1843 was a schism or division within the established Church of Scotland, in which 450 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away, over the issue of the Church’s relationship with the State, to form the Free Church of Scotland. It came at the end of a bitter conflict within the established Church, and had major effects not just within the Church, but also upon Scottish civic life.
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Born On This Day
1852 – Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer (d. 1934)
Gertrude Käsebier (May 18, 1852 – October 12, 1934) was an American photographer. She was known for her images of motherhood, her portraits of Native Americans, and her promotion of photography as a career for women.
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