The Confession of Saint Peter
martyr at Rome, is commemorated (died during third century).
1460 The Bulla Execrabilis issued
Pius II (1405–1464)
banned appeals of the pope’s
proposal of a crusade against the Turks and further established the pope’s power.
1541 The Lutheran-Roman Catholic
Colloquy of Worms ended.
1562 The third session of the
Council of Trent opened.
1728 The first Lutheran baptism
took place in
William H. Havergal, composer, was born in High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire (d. 19 April 1870).
William Shrubsole (b. 1759/60), English church chorister and
Michael Jacobs, professor at Pennsylvania College (later called Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), was born in Waynesboro,
Pennsylvania (d. 22 July 1871).
Constantin von Tischendorf, discoverer of the Codex
Sinaiticus, was born at Lengenfeld, near Plauen, in the Saxon Vogtland,
Germany (d. 7 December 1874).
Taylor University was was established in Fort Wayne, Indiana,
under Methodist sponsorship.
1864 Albert Grimm was born in
Petershagen, Pomerania (d. 12 March 1922, Antigo, Wisconsin). He
immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1874, landing in
New York and later settling in Wisconsin. He graduated from Concordia
Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) in 1888 and served as a
pastor in Oak Grove, Illinois, and Antigo, Wisconsin. In 1919 his
eldest son died, and Albert resigned from the ministry to take over his
as manager of Antigo Publishing Company. Grimm is best remembered for
his short stories and novels, which he wrote under the pen name Alfred
Joseph P. Webster (b. 22 March 1819), American musician and
religious composer, died.
1887 Elmer Haserodt was born in
Elyria, Ohio (d. 20 July 1963, Oak Lawn, Illinois). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1910 and served as a pastor in
Freeport and Chicago, Illinois. He was the editor of the Concordance
to the Lutheran Hymnal.
Andrew Murray, missionary to South Africa, died in
Wellington, Africa (b. 9 May 1828).
Carl Adolf Frank, first editor of The Lutheran
Witness, died in Evansville, Indiana (b. 28 February 1846,
Theodor Halvorson Dahl, president of the United Norwegian
Lutheran Church in America, died (b. 2 April 1845, Baastad, Norway).
1924 Groundbreaking ceremonies for
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) Clayton campus were held.
Thomas Anthony Dooley III, Roman Catholic missionary to
southeast Asia, died (b. 17 January 1927).
1963 The foundation stone was laid
for a Lutheran high school at Ikot-Ekpene, Nigeria.