|D. L. Moody (1837-1899) was an American evangelist who founded the Northfield Schools in Massachusetts, Moody Church and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and the Colportage Association. Ira Sankey was solo singer/music director for their evangelistic campaigns in both the United States and Great Britain.|
|1837||Born in Northfield, Massachusetts, United States. (Feb 5)|
|1855||Converted to Christ in Boston.|
|1856||Joins Mount Vernon Congregational Church, Boston.
Moves to Chicago, Illinois, to continue work as shoe salesman.
|1858||Starts the North Market Hall (Sunday) School, Chicago.|
|1860||Gives up shoe business.
Begins work with Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).
|1861-65||Ministry to soldiers during Civil War.|
|1862||Marries Emma Charlotte Revell. (Aug 28)|
|1864||Birth of daughter Emma Reynolds. (Oct 24)|
|1864-66||Organizes and pastors Illinois Street Church (later called Chicago Avenue Church).|
|1866||Instrumental in erection of the original Farwell Hall for YMCA,
Elected president of Chicago YMCA.
|1867||First visit to Great Britain; meets George Müller and Charles Spurgeon.|
|1869||Birth of son William Revell. (Mar 25)|
|1870||Meets Ira Sankey at YMCA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.|
|1871||Ira Sankey joins Moody in Chicago to assist with music and song-leading.
Home, church, and Farwell Hall consumed in great Chicago Fire.
|1872||Second visit to Great Britain.|
|1873||Moody and Sankey publish Sacred Songs and Solos; sold for use in meetings.|
|1873-75||First campaign in the British Isles.|
|1875||Decides to make Northfield, Massachusetts, his permanent home; buys house.|
|1875-76||First American campaigns in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and New York.|
|1876||Death of friend and co-worker P.P. Bliss in a train accident. (Dec. 29)|
|1876-77||Campaigns in Chicago and Boston.|
|1877-78||Fall and winter meetings in New England cities.|
|1879||Birth of son Paul Dwight. (Apr 11)
Founded Northfield Seminary for Young Women.
|1878-79||Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland.|
|1879-80||Six months of meetings in St. Louis, Missouri. (winter)|
|1880||First Northfield Bible Conference.|
|1880-81||Pacific coast meetings, primarily in San Francisco, California.|
|1881||Founded Mount Hermon School for Young Men.|
|1881-84||Second campaign in the British Isles.|
|1886||Chicago Evangelization Society chartered (renamed Moody Bible Institute, March, 1900).|
|1891-92||Third campaign in the British Isles.|
|1892||Visits the Holy Land.|
|1893||Evangelistic campaign at World's Fair in Chicago.|
|1894||Begins the Bible Institute Colportage Association (BICA), Chicago. Became Moody Press in 1941.|
|1895||Fall campaign in Atlanta, Georgia.|
|1897||Meetings in Boston. (Jan-Feb)|
|1899|| Last public service in Kansas City, Missouri. (Nov 16)
Died at his home in Northfield, Massachusetts. (Dec 22)
Buried on Round Top, Northfield, Massachusetts.
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