US Billy Graham Fast Facts
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Here's a look at the life of evangelist.
Birth date: November 7, 1918
Death date: February 21, 2018
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Issac Bailey writes that Sen. Lindsey Graham's full embrace of President Trump might rightfully cost the senator everything. His disregard for South Carolina's moderate voters has left the door wide open for Democrat Jamie Harrison to become a formidable challenger.South Carolina may be on the verge of what seemed like an impossibility: becoming the first state in US history to be represented by two Black men in the Senate simultaneously. It's no longer a far-fetched idea because Democrat Jamie Harrison has become a formidable challenger for the seat occupied by long-serving Republican Lindsey Graham.
Birth place: Charlotte, North Carolina
Birth name: William Franklin Graham Jr.
Father: William Franklin Graham Sr., dairy farmer
Mother: Morrow (Coffey) Graham
Marriage: Ruth (Bell) Graham (August 13, 1943-June 14, 2007, her death)
Children: Nelson Edman, William Franklin, Ruth Bell, Anne Morrow and Virginia
Education: Florida Bible Institute (now called Trinity College), Th.B. (Theology), 1940; Wheaton College, B.A., 1943
Grew up on a dairy farm near Charlotte, North Carolina.
Graham appeared on, more than any other person.
Met with everyfrom Harry Truman to
Preached to almost 215 million people in more than 185 countries.
Graham's illnesses included fluid on the brain, prostate cancer and symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
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1934 - Graham becomes born again after hearing an evangelist preach in Charlotte, North Carolina.
December 4, 1938 - Graham is baptized in Silver Lake, Florida.
1939 - Is ordained by a Southern Baptist Convention church.
1943-1945 - Takes over the Chicago radio program, "Songs in the Night".
1944 - Works with the Youth for Christ organization and travels the country speaking at rallies.
1947 - Accepts the presidency of Northwestern Schools, an educational complex founded by the First Baptist Church of Minneapolis.
1948 - Resigns from Youth for Christ.
1949 - Holds crusades in tents in downtown Los Angeles. Originally scheduled for three weeks, the crusades are so popular they run for seven weeks.
1950 - Founds the(BGEA) to establish order and policies for his crusades.
1950 - Begins a weekly Sunday night radio program, "The Hour of Decision."
Can Jamie Harrison's stunning $57M three-month haul win him the election?
Democrats are once again hoping that an unprecedented influx of cash into a Republican stronghold can oust a high-profile Republican from the Senate — and this time, it’s looking more promising for Democrats than ever. © Provided by Washington Examiner South Carolina Senate candidate Jaime Harrison, a 44-year-old longtime Democratic operative and lobbyist who is challenging incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham, announced jaw-dropping, record-breaking fundraising of $57 million in the third quarter of the year from June through September.
1950s - Founds World Wide Pictures, a motion picture division of BGEA.
1952 - Begins writing an advice column, "My Answer," distributed by Tribune Media Service.
1954 - Crusade in London lasts 12 weeks and draws huge crowds.
1957 - Crusade at Madison Square Garden in New York runs nightly for 16 weeks and is covered by the national press.
1981 - Wins the Religious Broadcasting Hall of Fame award.
1983 - Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1986 - Wins the National Religious Broadcasters Award of Merit.
1996 - Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
1999 - First non-musician to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
2000 - Awarded thePresidential Foundation Freedom Award, for monumental and lasting contributions to the cause of freedom.
November 2000 - His son, Franklin Graham, takes over as chief executive officer of BGEA.
December 2001 - Awarded an honorary knighthood.
2002 - A recording of a 1972 conversation between Graham and President Richard Nixon, in which they both make anti-Semitic remarks, is released. Graham later apologizes.
Lindsey Graham Raises $28 Million in Q3, More Than Any Republican Senate Candidate in Any State
Graham's campaign announced he's raised $28 million during the third quarter, while opponent Jamie Harrison raised $57 million."Senator Graham is deeply honored that donors across South Carolina, often contributing as little as $5 or $10, have supported his campaign with their hard-earned money," read the statement from his campaign.
June 24-26, 2005 - Graham leads his "last crusade" at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in New York, speaking to more than 230,000 people.
May 31, 2007 - The Billy Graham Library and Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, is dedicated. Former, and attend.
August 2007 - Graham is hospitalized for 11 days to treat intestinal bleeding.
February 2008 - Graham is hospitalized for six days to replace a valve in a shunt designed to regulate brain pressure.
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February 28, 2018 - Graham becomes theat the
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"[Lindsey Graham] believes that he represents the interest in Washington, D.C. instead of representing the interests of the people in South Carolina," Jaime Harrison said Wednesday.Harrison has presented a strong challenge for Graham, who first became Senator in 2002. In the third quarter of 2020, Harrison's campaign drummed up over $57 million, the highest amount raised by a Senate candidate in U.S. history. Some recent polls show Graham and Harrison in a dead heat. Wednesday's debate was the second debate between the two candidates that has been postponed.