Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, died (b. ca.
1077 The excommunication of
Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050–1106),
Worms opened. The meeting was convened to question
Martin Luther on his writings.
Paul Luther, third son of Martin, was born the night of
28/29 January (d. 8 March 1593).
Henry VIII of England
died (b. 28 June 1491).
1573 Articles of the
Warsaw Confederation were signed, sanctioning freedom of
religion in Poland.
1581 King James VI (1566–1625)
of Scotland (who in 1603 became
King James I
of England) signed the second Scottish Confession of Faith.
University of Lund, Sweden, was founded.
Johann Balthasar König, composer, was baptized at
Waltershausen (near Gotha), Germany (d. 2 April 1758,
Frankfurt am Main).
John Wainwright, composer, was buried at Stockport,
England (baptized 14 April 1723, Stockport, Cheshire,
Thomas Middleton, first Anglican bishop of Calcutta, was
born at Kedleston, Derbyshire, England (d. 1822).
John George Butler, chaplain of the U.S. House of
Representatives and Senate and a hospital chaplain in the
Civil War (appointed by Abraham Lincoln), was born in
Cumberland, Maryland (d. 2 August 1909).
Herman Fridolin Verbeck, Reformed missionary to Japan,
was born in Zeist, Holland (d. 10 May 1898).
Sabine Baring-Gould, Anglican clergyman, writer, noted
composer, hymnist and hymn translator, was born in Exeter,
England (d. 2 January 1924, Lew Trenchard, Devonshire,
Henry Morton Stanley, explorer and missionary to Africa,
was born in Denbigh, Wales (d. 10 May 1904).
Reuben A. Torrey, American Congregational evangelist,
was born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 26 October 1928).
John Jacob Fredrick Schinnerer, president of the Michigan
District of the Missouri Synod, was born in Willshire, Ohio
(d. 1 May 1950, Detroit). He was a graduate of Concordia
Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) in 1887 and
served as a pastor in Ocheyedan, Iowa, and Arcadia, Amelith
and Detroit, Michigan. He also served as vice-president of
the district before being elected president.
Barnby (b. 12 August 1838), musician and English church
1916 Mihkel Soovik was born in the Caucasus
(Georgia), Russia. He entered the Missouri Synod ministry by
colloquy in 1950 and served as a pastor in Seabrook, New
Jersey. He also was a professor as Concordia Senior College
(Fort Wayne, Indiana) and Concordia College (Ann Arbor,
Michigan). He retired in 1984.
Lauritz Larsen, president of the Norwegian Lutheran
Church of America, died (b. 28 November 1882, Decorah,
1955 The Theodore Doederlein Memorial Clinic in
Ambur, India, was dedicated.