12/23/1922 -True, the Cause as every other movement has its own obstacles, complications and unforeseen difficulties, but unlike any other human organization it inspires a spirit of Faith and Devotion which can never fail to induce us to make sincere and renewed efforts to face these difficulties and smooth any differences that may and must arise.
(From a letter dated 23 December 1922 written by Shoghi Effendi to the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States and Canada, published in "Bahá'í Administration: Selected Messages 1922-1932", p. 28) (Compilations, The Compilation of Compilations vol II, p. 105)
December 23, 1954 -Gertrude Struven
Grieve at news. Praying for progress of her soul in the Kingdom.
(Shoghi Effendi, Citadel of Faith, p. 169)
12/23/1978 - Helmut Winkelbach, a German Bahai arrives in Bobrusjk, Belarus and is named a Knight of Baha’u’llah