|1862||November 19: William
Ashley Sunday born in Ames, Iowa.
December 22: Sunday's father, William Ashley Sunday, dies of pneumonia at army camp in Patterson, Missouri. Sunday never knew his father. Later, when Sunday was a young child, his mother sent him and brother George to orphanage.
|1883||May 22: Sunday begins baseball career with Chicago White Stockings; strikes out his first 13 times at bat.|
|1886||Sunday led to the Lord by Mrs. Sarah "Ma" Clarke at the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago.|
coaches baseball team at Northwestern University.
December 31: Sunday proposes to Helen Amelia Thompson.
|1888||Sunday traded from the White
Stockings to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
September 5: Billy Sunday and Helen Thompson married at the Thompson home in Chicago; Helen subsequently known as "Ma Sunday."
|1889||Daughter Helen Sunday born.|
|1891||Sunday sets record of 90
bases stolen in 116 games.
Philadelphia Phillies offer Sunday $400/month.
Cincinatti offers $500/month.
Sunday takes "secretary of relgious department" job at YMCA for $83/month.
|1892||Son George Sunday born.|
|1894||Pittsburgh Pirates offer
Evangelist J. Wilbur Chapman visits Sunday and hires him as advance man for $40/week.
|1896||J. Wilbur Chapman takes a church and leaves his nationwide evangelism ministry.|
|1897||January: Sunday holds
his first revival meeting at Garner, Iowa; nearly 100 people accept Christ during the week
|1903||Sunday ordained by the Presbyterian Church.|
|1907||Ma Sunday begins traveling with Sunday, handling his campaign planning and finances, and speaking at women's meetings.|
|1909||Homer Rodeheaver joins Sunday as soloist and song leader.|
|1917||Sunday's famous ten-week New York Campaign; the love offering (over $100,000) was given by him to the Red Cross and other World War I charities; over 98,000 came forward to accept Christ.|
|1920||Ma Sunday survives serious car accident.|
|1933||Sunday collapses while
preaching in Des Moinse, Iowa.
Son George commits suicide.
|1935||October 27: Sunday
preaches his last sermon, at First Methodist Church, Mishawaka, Indiana; 44 people
November 6: Sunday dies of heart attack.
November 9: Memorial Service at Moody Memorial Church, Chicago, attended by thousands.