Operation Auca
Operation Auca was an attempt by five Evangelical Christian missionaries from the United States to bring Christianity to the Huaorani people of the rain forest of Ecuador. The Huaorani, also known by...
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Curaray River
The Curaray River (also called the Ewenguno River or Rio Curaray) is a river in eastern Ecuador and Peru. It is a tributary of the Napo River, which is a part of the Amazon basin. The land along the r...
Dayuma
Dayuma (also Dayumae) (born ca. 1930, died February 2014) was a member of the Huaorani tribe and a citizen of Ecuador. She is a central figure in the Operation Auca saga, in that she was the first Hua...
Shell Mera
Shell Mera (also Shell, La Shell, or Shell-Mera) is a town located in the eastern foothills of the Ecuadorian Andes, about 94 miles (151 km) from Quito. Its name comes from the Royal Dutch Shell ...
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Walter James Bolton
Walter James Bolton (13 August 1888 – 18 February 1957) was a New Zealand farmer who was found guilty of poisoning his wife. He is known as the last person to be executed in New Zealand before the abo...
Albert Goozee
Albert William Goozee was a British murderer and paedophile, whose crimes inspired the 1996 film Intimate Relations. In June 1956 Goozee murdered his landlady and her teenaged daughter in the New Fore...
Peter Manuel
Peter Thomas Anthony Manuel (13 March 1927 – 11 July 1958) was an American-born Scottish serial killer who was convicted of murdering seven people across Lanarkshire and southern Scotland betwee...
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Anastasio Somoza García
Anastasio ("Tacho") Somoza García (1 February 1896 – 29 September 1956) was officially the President of Nicaragua from 1 January 1937 to 1 May 1947 and from 21 May 1950 to 29 September 1956, but...
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Rigoberto López Pérez
Rigoberto López Pérez (May 13, 1929 – September 21, 1956) was a Nicaraguan poet, artist and composer. He was the assassin of Anastasio Somoza García, the longtime dictator of Nicaragua.On September 21...
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Ed McCully
Theophilus "Ed" McCully (1927 – Jan. 8, 1956) was an evangelical Christian missionary to Ecuador who, along with four other missionaries, was killed while attempting to evangelize the Auca peopl...
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Rachel Saint
Rachel Saint (January 2, 1914 – November 11, 1994) was an evangelical Christian missionary from the United States who worked in Ecuador.Rachel Saint was born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. She attended the...
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Negev desert road ambush
The Negev desert road ambush was a terrorist attack which occurred on Thursday, 4 October 1956.
During the afternoon of 4 October 1956, a squad of 10 armed Palestinian Fedayeen militants infiltrat...
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Mary Elizabeth Wilson
Mary Elizabeth Wilson (c. 1893 - 1963), also known as the Merry Widow of Windy Nook, was a serial killer and the last woman to be sentenced to death in Durham, in 1958. However, the sentence was not ...
Mincaye
Mincaye Enquedi (also Mincayi, Minkayi, or Mincayani; Huao for "Wasp") (born ca. 1935) is a Huao Ecuadorian preacher and church elder. In 1956, he took part in the now infamous attack on five missiona...
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a Christian organization that provides aviation, communications, and learning technology services to more than 1,000 Christian and humanitarian agencies, as well a...
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Frank Drown
Frank Drown (born ca. 1920) is an American author and former missionary. He and his wife Marie were missionaries with Gospel Missionary Union and worked for 37 years with the Jivaro Indians of eastern...
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Bridge of Blood
Bridge of Blood: Jim Elliot Takes Christ to the Aucas is a 1973 readers' theatre play based on the story of Operation Auca. It was written by David Robey, a former drama professor at Cedarville Univer...
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End of the Spear (book)
End of the Spear is a book written by Steve Saint. It was published in connection with the film of the same name. The book chronicles the continuing story that began with Elisabeth Elliot's 1957 bests...
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Steve Saint
Stephen Farris Saint (born January 30, 1951) is an Ecuadorian-born business entrepreneur, pilot, and author. He is known for being the son of Nate Saint, a famous missionary pilot, as well as for his ...
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Through Gates of Splendor
Through Gates of Splendor is a 1957 best selling book written by Elisabeth Elliot. The book tells the story of Operation Auca, an attempt by five American missionaries - Jim Elliot (the author's husba...
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Pete Fleming
Peter Sillence Fleming (November 23, 1928 – January 8, 1956) was an evangelical Christian who was one of five missionaries killed while participating in Operation Auca, an attempt to evangelize the Hu...
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Beyond the Gates of Splendor
Beyond the Gates of Splendor (also Beyond the Gates) is a feature-length documentary film that was released in 2004. It chronicles the events leading up to and following Operation Auca, an attempt to...
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Declaration (Steven Curtis Chapman album)
Declaration is the tenth studio album by the Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. It was released on September 25, 2001, by Sparrow Records and it has been certified Gold.The national concert tour ...
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Death of Gertrude Hullett
Gertrude "Bobby" Hullett (1906 – 23 July 1956), a resident of Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, was a patient of the suspected serial killer Dr John Bodkin Adams, who was charged with her murder but n...