This week in History July 11-17

July 16, 2012 Establishment Rally for the Abel Women UN, July 16, 2012

July 11, 1893
Kyung Yu Moon, True Father’s father, born

According to the inscription on his tombstone, Kyung Yu Moon, True Father’s father, was born on July 11, 1893. True Father notes in his autobiography that he could sing from memory the Christian hymnal which consisted of more than 450 pages, that he was not good at collecting debts but honored his pledge to repay debts, “even if it meant selling the family cow,” and that he was large in stature and strong. True Father stated, “The fact that at age 90 I’m still able to travel around the world and carry on my work is a result of the physical strength I inherited from my father.”

July 11 ~ 24, 1987
First Korean Professors’ World Tour and Seminar

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This week in history July 4 to 10

  • America declares independence from Great Britain (July 4, 1776)
  • True Father is arrested in Ewha Womans University incident (July 4, 1955)
  • True Father is transferred from Danbury to Phoenix House (July 4, 1985)
  • Leading newspapers in all fifty states began publishing “A Cloud of Witnesses” (July 4, 2002)
  • First one hundred-day workshop is held in Japan (July 5, 1973)
  • The Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing Ceremony in the Sacred Reign of Peace is held (July 5, 2007)
  • True Father declares his messiahship publicly for the first time (July 6, 1992)
  • The first car is purchased for True Parents (July 7, 1958)
  • The Convention to Proclaim the Embodiment of God’s Word and the Era of the Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind is held (July 8, 2010)
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