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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Bahai Calendar (July)

July 7, 1968
Death of Hermann Grossman, Hand of the Cause of God
He was appointed a Hand of the Cause of God by Shoghi Effendi December 24, 1951

July 9, 1850 (Holy Day)
The Martyrdom of the Bab
On July 9, Bahais commemorate the date on which the Bab was executed in 1850 by a 750-man firing squad in Tabriz, Persia (Iran). The body of the Bab is retrieved as directed by Bahau'llah and ultimately interred at the Shrine of the Bab on the slope of Mt. Carmel, Israel

July 9, 1950
Completion of the Arcade and Parapet of the Shrine of the Bab

July 12, 1960
Horace Holley, prominent Baha'i and Hand of the Cause passes away in Haifa, Israel
Horace Holley (April 7, 1887 - July 12, 1960) was a prominent follower of the Baha'i Faith, having been elected to several Spiritual Assemblies and appointed by Shoghi Effendi in 1951 to be a Hand of the Cause of God and later elected to be one of the nine Custodians who stewarded the Faith from 1957-1963. He was born in Torrington, Connecticut in 1887 and was introduced to the Baha'i Faith in 1909. He died in Haifa, Israel on July 12, 1960.

July 15, 1932
Baha'u'llah's daughter the Greatest Holy Leaf passes away
The Greatest Holy Leaf, Bahiyyih Khanum (1846 - July 15, 1932) was the second child and first daughter of Baha'u'llah and his wife Asiyih Khanum. The Greatest Holy Leaf was born in a rented house in Tehran in 1846 and passed away on July 15th 1931 aged 86.

July 21, 1848
Mulla Husayn hoists the Black Standard and marches from Mashad with 202 fellow disciples to assist Quddus in Mazindaran

July 21, 1875
Birth of Hand of the Cause Agnes Alexander
Agnes Baldwin Alexander (July 21 1875 - January 1, 1971) was a prominent American Baha'i and Hands of the Cause of God. She was born in a Christian missionary family in Hawaii, and became a Baha'i in 1900 while visiting Italy. In November 1914 she moved to Japan, at the request of Abdu'l-Baha, where she lived the rest of her life. She was appointed a Hands of the Cause of God by Shoghi Effendi on 27 March 1957 and she passed in 1971 in Hawaii.

July 21, 1953
The Ten Year World Crusade launched during the Internatinal Conference in Stockholm, Sweden

July 22, 1965
Death of distinguished Baha'i Leroy Ioas, Hand of the Cause and past Secretary General of the International Baha'i Council

July 24, 1953
Death of Siegfried Schopflocher, Hand of the Cause of God in Canada
Siegfried Schopflocher, or Fred Schopflocher, as he was commonly called, was born in Germany in 1877 of Jewish parentage.

July 29, 1831
Birth of Apostles of Baha'u'llah and noted historian Nabil-i-A'zam
Mulla Muḥammad-i-Zarandi (July 29, 1831 - 1892), more commonly known as Nabil-i-A'ẓam (the Great Nabil) or Nabil-i-Zarandi (Nabil of Zarand), was an eminent Baha'i historian during the time of Baha'u'llah, and one of the nineteen Apostles of Baha'u'llah. He is most famous for authoring The Dawn-breakers, which stands out as one of the most important and extensive accounts of the ministry of the Bab.

July 30, 1951
Death of Hand of the Cause Louis Gregory in Eliot, Maine
Louis George Gregory (June 6, 1874, Charleston, South Carolina - July 30, 1951, Eliot, Maine) was a prominent member of the Baha'i Faith. In 1951 he was posthumously appointed a Hand of the Cause by Shoghi Effendi. 

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