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Bethlehem Timeline — 1800 through 1824
1803 Central Moravian Church corner stone laid.
1807 Moravian Theological Seminary organized in Nazareth. Reorganized in Bethlehem in 1858
1811 First rendition of The Creation by Haydn given in this country.
1816 First Sunday School organized.
1819 First night school for men and boys organized.
1823 Eagle Hotel built and Bethlehem's first house removed.
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Excerpted in part from: Cressman, Austin M. Historical Bethlehem 1741-1950. c1941.