Vincent of Saragossa, martyr, is commemorated.
Johann Tarnow, exegete, died (b. 1586, Grevesmühlen,
Johann Philipp Fabricius, Lutheran missionary among the
Tamil people of India, was born at Kleeberg, Germany (d.
Philipp Fleischmann, who helped found and conduct the
Missouri Synod teachers seminary at Milwaukee in 1855, was
born in Regensburg, Bavaria (d. 11 September 1878).
Georg Philipp Speckhard, first director of the Lutheran
School for the Deaf (Detroit), was born in Wersau, Hesse (d.
20 November 1879).
Francis Landry Patton, Presbyterian cleric and educator,
was born in Warwick, Bermuda (d. 25 November 1932).
Friedrich Wilhelm Blass, German philologist and
grammarian, was born (d. 5 March 1907). [German
Carrie Ellis Breck, American Presbyterian poet, was born
in Vermont (d. 27 March 1934, Portland, Oregon).
Gerhard Friedrich Bente, professor at Concordia Seminary
(Saint Louis) and a compiler of the Concordia Triglotta,
was born in Wimmer, Hannover (d. 15 December 1930).
Andrew George Voigt, theologian and educator in the
Lutheran United Synod of the South, was born in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2 January 1933).
Friedrich Reinhold Eduard Preuss
(1834–1904), a professor at
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) from 1869 to 1871, was
rebaptized in the Roman Catholic Church.
John Bacchus Dykes, composer of sacred music and an
English clergyman, died (b. 10 March 1823,
Frederick Henry Stephen Hassold, LCMS missionary to New
Zealand, was born in Huntington, Indiana (d. 6 September
1882 The Fifth Street Presbyterian Church of Troy,
New York, became the first church in America to be lit by
(1810–1903) warned James Cardinal
Gibbons, senior hierarch of the Catholic church in America,
against the “phantom heresy”
of Americanism: the attempt to adapt the traditional
doctrines and practices of the church to a more independent
Carl F. H. Henry, American evangelical theologian and
publisher, was born (d. 7 December 2003).
John Julian, hymnist, died (b. 27 January 1839).
Anna B. Warner (b. 31 August 1827), American hymn
Benedict XV died (b. 21 November 1854).
William Mahler, the first Missouri Synod missionary to
Brazil, died (b. 16 November 1870, Polkwitz, Germany).
1967 The Lutheran hospital at Abatan, Mountain
Province, Philippines, was dedicated.
Wade decision, legalizing abortion in United States, was
handed down by U.S. Supreme Court.
1976 Jean Garton, Lutherans for Life, spoke at the
National Prayer Breakfast for Life in Washington, D.C.