12 Facts About Billy Graham

1. In 1966, Billy Graham faced criticism as he arrived in London for a Crusade.

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2. In a 1999 speech, Billy Graham discussed his relationship with the late North Korean leader Kim Il-sung, praising him as a "different kind of communist" and "one of the great fighters for freedom in his country against the Japanese.

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3. In 2012, Billy Graham publicly endorsed the Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.

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4. President Donald Trump said Billy Graham was "an ambassador for Christ".

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5. In August 2005, Billy Graham appeared at the groundbreaking for his library in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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6. In 1998, Billy Graham spoke at TED to a crowd of scientists and philosophers.

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7. On September 22, 1991, Billy Graham held his largest event in North America on the Great Lawn of New York's Central Park.

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8. On October 15, 1989, Billy Graham received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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9. At one revival in Seoul, South Korea, Billy Graham attracted more than one million people to a single service.

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10. At the time of his death, Billy Graham had 19 grandchildren, including former pastor Tullian Tchividjian, 41 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

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11. In 1939, Billy Graham was ordained by a group of Southern Baptist clergymen at Peniel Baptist Church in Palatka, Florida.

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12. In his six decades of television, Billy Graham hosted annual "Crusades", evangelistic campaigns, which ran from 1947 until his retirement in 2005.

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