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This Day in Boston History
December 13th, 1835
On this day
Phillips Brooks, considered the predominant preacher of the 19th Century,
was born in Boston.
Brooks attended Harvard University and become the minister of Trinity
Church, Boston. His sermons were widely reprinted and read today in
a contemporary voice. However Brooks may be best remember for composing
the Christmas hymn, "O Little Town of Bethlehem."
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