Monthly Archives: April 2012

#95 – 100 Years Ago – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá visited Washington D.C. from 20-28 April, 1912.

20-28 April 1912: Washington, D.C. 20 April, 1912. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá left New York City early for Washington DC. It was a 5 1/2 hour train trip.   (#5 p. 267)  #4, p. 38.) That evening He spoke at a public library … Continue reading

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#94 – 100 Years Ago: April 19, 1912 — ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke in Earl Hall at Columbia University at 5:00 P.M.

April 19, 1912, New York City: ’Abdu’l-Bahá spoke in Earl Hall at Columbia University, at 5:00 p.m.  It was his last day in New York before leaving for Washington and Chicago.  He told His audience “It is our duty to put forth our greatest … Continue reading

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#93 – 100 Years Ago: April 18,1912 & April 19, 1912: A reporter follows ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to the Bowery Mission

Thursday, April 18, New York City. A newspaper reporter writes about her seeing ‘Abdu’l-Bahá once again. Normally she wrote in a rather caustic style but mellowed after seeing and hearing him. She was surprised to find him meeting people at the Hotel Ansonia. … Continue reading

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#92- 100 Years Ago: News – the sinking of the Titanic reached ‘Abdu’l-Bahá; He visits the Bowery; -first woman pilot flew across the English channel; He is asked by ministers to speak in their churches;

16 April, 1912. Tuesday, New York City. The New York Times headline read, “TITANIC SINKS FOUR HOURS AFTER HITTING ICEBERG.”  -He visits the Bowery;  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is staying at the Ansonia hotel in New York City. He agreed to speak at the Bowery Mission … Continue reading

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#91– 100 Years Ago – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá on His first Sunday in America gives His first public talks.

14 April, 1912, New York City, Sunday morning: On His first Sunday in America ‘Abdu’l-Bahá makes His first public talks. In the morning He spoke at the Church of the Ascension (located at Fifth Avenue and 10th Street) at the invitation of Dr. … Continue reading

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#90 – 100 Years Ago – New York City Evening Mail newspaper commented on ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s message – – that all religions are actually the same and absolutely one ….

13 April, 1912,  Saturday, New York City.   The newspaper New York City Evening Mail editorial page commented on ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: “Don’t laugh at Abdul Abbas. He has an idea. . . . people with ideas generally are laughed at. But after the world … Continue reading

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#89 – 100 Years Ago – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said “Do you appreciate the Day in which you live?”

12 April, 1912, Friday, New York City. From early morning people were lined up at His (‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s) hotel suite to meet Him. Howard Colby Ives, the Unitarian minister, wrote “life has never been quite the same since.” That afternoon ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke to … Continue reading

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