This Week In History

September 20, 1716

On September 20, 1716, the first Presbytery in America split into four new Presbyteries — Philadelphia, New Castle, Snow Hill and Long Island — that would gather once a year beginning in 1717 at the first American Presbyterian Synod meeting.

September 21, 1904

On September 21, 1904, Davis & Elkins College (Elkins, WV) held its first classes with 35 students enrolled for the first term. The college was founded by United States Senators Stephen B. Elkins and Henry Gassaway Davis and the Presbyterian Church. Joseph E. Hodgson served as the first president of the combined College and Academy.

September 22, 1961

On September 22, 1961, St. Andrews Presbyterian College opened its doors in Laurinburg, NC. The previous year on September 23, 1960, the colege's board of directors had named the college, which was the result of a merger of Flora MacDonald College and Presbyterian Junior College.

September 23, 1860

On September 23, 1860, Presbyterian minister and Hawaiian missionary Richard Armstrong died. He arrived in Maui in 1831.