In 1899, The Gideons International was formed. I’ll let their official site tell you what happened:
Only three men were present at that meeting: John H. Nicholson, Samuel E. Hill, and Will J. Knights. They organized with Hill as president, Knights as vice president, and Nicholson as secretary and treasurer. Much thought was given to what the name of the association should be, and after special prayer that God might lead them to select the proper name, Mr. Knights arose from his knees and said, “We shall be called Gideons.” He read the sixth and seventh chapters of Judges and showed the reason for adopting that name.
Yup, July 1st. And, if you’ve been in a hotel and checked the night stand next to your bed, you most likely saw the Bible. Thank Gideons International for that sexy item.
What will I look at for July 2nd?