Dedication of the Mother Temple of Europe in Langenhain, Germany
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
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), Execution of the Bab in Tabriz and the exposure of His mangled body on the edge of the moat outside the city.Attempted execution of the Bab in Tabriz by a firing squad of 750 soldiers in front of 20,000 witnesses fails. The Bab vanishes in the smoke and is found later completing His final instructions to His amanuensis. The leader of the first firing squad refuses to try again. A second attempt is made using a new leader at noon, this time successfully. A gale force wind, earthquake, cholera and famine immediately follow. One third of the firing squad later die in an earthquake, the remainder are executed for mutiny. The bodies of the Bab and Anis are retrieved as directed by Bahau'llah and ultimately interred at the Shrine of the Bab on the slope of Mt. Carmel, Israel
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 15, 2011
Former member of the Universal House of Justice Dr. Peter Khan passes
Dr. Peter Jamel Khan is a retired member of the Universal House of Justice. Dr. Khan was born in New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Khan served first as a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Australia from 1958 to 1963. He was elected to the Universal House of Justice in 1987. On January 6th, 2010 it was announced that he would retire following a by-election to replace him. He retired along with Mr. Hooper Dunbar.
Dr. Khan passed away in Brisbane, Australia in the early hours of Friday the 15th of July, 2011, after a sudden short illness.
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 29, 1980
Death of Adelbert Muhlschlegel, Hand of the Cause of God and prominent German Baha'i
Dr. Adelbert Muhlschlegel (June 16, 1897 - July 29, 1980) was a Hand of the Cause and prominent German Baha'i from a Protestant family. In 1920 he became a Baha'i and translated literature and served as a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of Germany. He was appointed a Hand of the Cause by Shoghi Effendi in February 1952, after which he traveled to visit the Baha'is in many countries. He died in Athens, Greece.
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. He was born in an African-American family. On April 30, 1912 he was the only African-American elected to the first national administrative body of the Baha'i Faith in America. Later, he was also the first African-American to be elected to the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States and Canada.