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NONPROFIT FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1816

American Bible Society is a non-denominational, nonprofit organization, founded 
in New York City which provides study aids and other tools to help people read 
and understand the Bible. It is best known for its Good News Translation of the
Bible. They also publish the Contemporary English Version. The society’s
headquarters building is presently located in New York City (above), but will
soon be moving to Philadelphia.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1923

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                         Charlton Heston (John Charles Carter) 

                               (October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) 

    

Hollywood super star Charlton Heston appeared in 100 films over the course
of  60 years. His best know films include The Ten Commandments (1956),
and Ben-Hur, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1959.

  

       

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BIBLE CREATOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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Kenneth Nathaniel Taylor  (May 8, 1917 – June 10, 2005)

        

Taylor was a publisher and author, better known as the creator of 
the The Living Bible and the founder of Tyndale House, a Christian
publishing company and Living Bibles International. 

Taylor was born in Portland, Oregon. His parents were George
and Charlotte Huff Taylor. His father was a Presbyterian minister.
 
Kenneth graduated in 1934 from Beaverton High School in the
town of Beaverton, Oregon. He then enrolled at Wheaton College
in Illinois where he graduated in 1938. In 1940, Taylor began work
on a Th D. at Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas, finishing his
theological degree at Northern Baptist Seminary in Illinois.

Taylor finished the entire Bible in contemporary language and
published it as The Living Bible in 1971. 

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BIBLE USED FOR ANOTHER INAUGURATION!

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Lincoln’s inauguration Bible

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With his hand on the Bible from Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, held by his wife, Michelle, Barack Obama takes the oath of office for his first term as President in 2009.

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President Obama took his second term oath of office with his hand on two Bibles:one once owned by Abraham Lincoln and a bible that had been used 
by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The Lincoln Bible is the bible originally used by President Abraham Lincoln at his
1861 presidential inauguration. The Lincoln family donated the bible to the Library
of
Congress
, which includes it in their collection. Barack Obama chose to use the
Lincoln Bible at his 2009 presidential inauguration and his second term inauguration
which took place today.

The Bible is an Oxford University Press edition of the King James Bible, published in 1853, it has 1280 pages, and measures approximately 6 inches long by 4 inches wide, and 1.75 inches thick, and is bound in burgundy red velvet with gilt edges.The back flyleaf of the bible bears the seal of the Supreme Court of the United States along
with a record of the 1861 inauguration.

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The back flyleaf of the Lincoln Inauguration Bible

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Abraham Lincoln takes the oath of office as the 16th president of the United

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