Anthony the Great (b. ca. 251), founder of Christian
395 The Christian emperor of Rome Theodosius
I (b. 11 January 347) died.
Gregory XI (ca. 1336–1378)
moved the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
Frederick III, the Wise, Elector of Saxony, founder of
Wittenberg University and protector and secular prince of Martin
Luther, was born (d. 5 May 1525).
Spalatin, German reformer, co-worker and associate of Luther,
was born at Spalt, Bavaria (d. 16 January 1545, Altenburg, Saxony).
1504 Pope Pius V
was born (d. 1 May 1572).
1525 The Zurich City Council
arranged a public debate on the subject of infant baptism, which
Huldrych Zwingli (1484–1531)
mandated but Conrad Grebel and Felix Manz (among others) opposed on the
grounds that baptism symbolizes a believer's commitment to Christ.
Grebel and Manz were defeated and eventually killed for their views.
1562 France recognized the
Huguenots under the
Edict of Saint-Germain.
Neander, German theologian and church historian, was born (d.
14 July 1850).
Philip Koehler, professor at the Wisconsin Synod seminary in
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, was born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin (d. 30 September
Thomas Anthony Dooley III, Roman Catholic missionary to
southeast Asia, was born in Saint Louis, Missouri (d. 18 January 1961).
1932 Charles Gore
(b. 1853), Anglican bishop and leader of the Anglo-Catholic party of
the English church, died.
1949 A mission survey of Mindanao
Island, The Philippines, was begun by the LCMS.
1963 The Baptist World Mission was
incorporated in Chicago, Illinois.
1999 Christ Assembly Lutheran
Church of Philadelphia became the first African immigrant congregation
in the LCMS Eastern District. Its members are primarily from Liberia.