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Billy Graham Crusades

Clip: Season 33 Episode 5 | 1m 14s

The first Billy Graham crusade was held in 1947 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. By some estimates, Graham reached more than 210 million people in over 185 countries.

Aired: 05/17/21

Rating: NR

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The Chinese Six Companies


The Chinese Six Companies

On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.