June 21, 1579 – Francis Drake and Californians

When was the first time a Prayer Book was read in English in the New World? No one can know for certain but the first time it was recorded as taking place was June 21, 1579, when Sir Francis Drake was circumnavigating the globe. He stopped somewhere in modern-day California and read the Book of Common Prayer to Native Americans.

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