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|1898. 1 Jan
||Eighteen people become Bahá'ís in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the visit of Kheiralla in the autumn of 1897. [BFA1:XXVIII]
- This marks the establishment of the third Bahá'í community in North America. [BFA1:110]
||Ibrahim George Kheiralla
||A council board of seven officers, a forerunner of the Local Spiritual Assembly, is established in Kenosha. [BFA1:112; GPB260]
||Kenosha; Wisconsin; United States
||Board of Council; Spiritual Assemblies
|1899 Oct - Nov
||Stoyan Vatralsky, a Harvard educated, Bulgarian Christian, attacks the Bahá'ís, `Truth-knowers', in a series of talks in a church in Kenosha, Wisconsin. [BFA1:XXIX, 114–15; SBBH2:111]
- By this time two per cent of the population of Kenosha are Bahá'ís. [BFA1:114]
||Stoyan Vatralsky; Truth-knowers
|1900 8 Mar
||At a meeting in Kenosha, Kheiralla publicly announces his doubts about `Abdu'l-Bahá's leadership of the Bahá'í community [BFA1:XXIX; SBBH1:96; SBBH2:117]
- He allies himself with Muhammad-`Alí. [SSBH1:96]
- The Bahá'ís effectively divide into two camps. [SSBH1:96]
- For the changes to the Bahá'í community as a result of this see SSBH1:96–9 and SSBH2:117–20.
||Ibrahim George Kheiralla; Mirza Muhammad Ali
|1912 15 Sep
||`Abdu'l-Bahá leaves Chicago for Kenosha, Wisconsin. [239D:145; AB267]
- He misses His train and tells the Bahá'ís not to be concerned over this, as there is a good reason for it; travelling on the next train they come across the wreckage of the first, which has been in a collision. [239D:145; AB267]
|Chicago; Kenosha; Wisconsin; United States
||Abdul-Baha, Travels of; Abdul-Baha, Second Western tour; Trains