Saint Agnes, martyr, is commemorated.
Meinrad of Reichenau, hermit and martyr, is
Pope Paschal II, significantly involved in the long
struggle with emperors over the appointment of church
Philip II of France and
Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage
Anabaptist Movement was born when
George Blaurock and about a dozen others baptized each
other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a
thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
1530 Holy Roman Emperor
(1500–1558) called for a Diet to
meet at Augsburg to seek to unite the Holy Roman Empire and
to deal with Martin Luther.
1549 The British Parliament passed the first of
Acts of Uniformity, which required the universal and
exclusive use of the Book of Common Prayer in all Anglican
A convention of Protestant princes at
opened. The princes and theologians reaffirmed the Augsburg
Confession, 1531 edition.
Joseph Justus Scaliger, French Protestant scholar known
for expanding the notion of classical history from Greek and
Ancient Roman history to include Persian, Babylonian, Jewish
and Ancient Egyptian history, died (b. 5 August 1540).
Mayflower and gathered on the shore at Plymouth,
Massachusetts, for their first religious service in America.
Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic and an energetic
promoter of the Christerbauliche Jesusgesellschaft
(Christian Edification Society of Jesus), died (b. 14 March
G. H. E. Muhlenberg
(1753–1815) was elected as a
member of the American Philosophical Society along with
Edward Mote, British cabinetmaker and hymn writer, was
born in Southwark, England (d. 13 November 1874).
Theodor Fliedner, who re-established deaconess work, was
born at Eppstein, Germany (d. 4 October 1864, Kaiserswerth).
Matthias Claudius, hymnist, died (b. 15 August 1740).
1821 Adolph Gustav Gottlieb Franke was born in
Meinersen, Hannover (d. 3 January 1879). He served as a
pastor in Buffalo, New York, and Addison, Illinois. He was a
vice-president of the Western District of the Missouri Synod
and president of the board of the Addison teachers seminary
and of the Addison orphan asylum.
Otto Hermann Walther, first pastor of Trinity Lutheran
Church (Saint Louis) and brother of C. F. W. Walther, died
at Saint Louis (b. 23 September 1809, Langenchursdorf,
Julia Harriette Johnston, American hymn writer, was born
in Salineville, Ohio (d. 6 March 1919, Peoria, Illinois).
David Henry Bauslin, professor at Hamma Divinity School
(Springfield, Ohio), editor and author, was born (d. 3 March
Theodore Edward William Engelder, professor at Concordia
Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) and Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis), was born in Olean, New York (d. 23
William M. Runyan, American Methodist clergyman and
music editor, was born in Marion, New York (d. 29 July 1957,
Alfred H. Ackley, American Presbyterian pastor and hymn
composer, was born in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania (d. 3 July
1960, Whittier, California).
Nathan Marcus Adler, English chief rabbi, died at
Brighton, Sussex, England (b. 13 January 1803).
American Lutheran Publicity Bureau
was organized in New York City.
Erik Kristian Johnsen, professor at Luther Seminary
(Saint Paul, Minnesota), died (b. 20 September 1863,
Jeremiah Franklin Ohl, social work missionary, died (b.
26 June 1850, Cherryville, Pennsylvania).
1979 Herman Gockel (1906–1996),
first program director of the Lutheran Television series
This Is the Life, was inducted into the Religious
Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He was the second broadcaster
from The Lutheran Church—Missouri
Synod to receive the honor. The first was Lutheran Hour
speaker Walter A. Maier, who was inducted into the hall of
fame posthumously in 1975. (Maier died in 1950.) The honor
“pioneering work in proclaiming
the Gospel ... by means of contemporary drama.”
He served as program director from 1951 to 1971.