Birth of Katherine Lee Bates, U.S. English teacher, in Falmouth, Massachusetts. She was the daughter and granddaughter of Congregational ministers. Katherine authored more than 20 books, but is remembered for authoring the Christian hymn of patriotism: “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies,” a.k.a. “American The Beautiful.”
The purpose of Meridian Avenue Baptist Church shall be to fulfill the great commission by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, promoting Christian growth and striving to meet the needs of others following Jesus’ example.