525 (traditional date)
Brigit, founder of a monastery at Kildare and considered
the second patron saint of Ireland, died (b. ca. 451).
Adrian I (d. 25 December 795), a Roman of noble birth,
entered the clerical state under Paul I and was ordained
deacon by Stephen III, whom he succeeded as pope on this
(1466/69–1536) dedicated his
amendment of Jerome's Latin (Vulgate) translation of the
Bible to Pope Leo X.
Thomas Campbell, founder of the Disciples of Christ
(which flourished under the leadership of his son,
Alexander), was born (d. 4 January 1854).
Richard Whately, hymnist, was born (d. 8 October 1863,
Titus Coan, missionary to Hawaii, was born at
Killingworth, Connecticut (d. 1 December 1882, Hilo,
Charles Lenox Remond, a black abolitionist preacher who
supported slave uprisings and the use of violence to end
slavery, was born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1878).
1812 The name
was added to a branch of the
Methodist Church in Tunstall, England.
George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal
clergyman distinguished for his activity in benevolent work,
was born (d. 17 November 1897).
1822 The Society for
Promoting Christianity among the Jews was established in
Henry McNeal Turner, black American Methodist clergyman,
was born in Newberry Court House, South Carolina (d. 8 May
was founded in Independence, Texas, under Baptist
William Keller Frick, professor, pastor and president of
the English Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the Northwest, was
born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (d. 20 August 1918).
Harms, Lutheran anti-Rationalist theologian, died (b. 25
May 1778, Fahrstedt, Schleswig-Holstein).
1862 Ardent abolitionist
(1819–1910) published the
“Battle Hymn of the Republic”
in The Atlantic Monthly.
1880 Ferdinand H. Schmitt,
professor at Concordia Teachers College (Addison and River
Forest, Illinois), was born at Sebewaing, Michigan (d. 24
September 1962, Miami, Florida). He was a graduate of the
Addison teachers seminary in 1901 and of Michigan State
Normal School in 1906. He also earned a Ph.B. degree from
the University of Chicago in 1926 and received an honorary
LL.D. degree from the River Forest school in 1956. He served
as a teacher at Sebewaing, Michigan, and then became an
assistant instructor at Addison and a full professor at
Addison and River Forest beginning in 1906. He was also the
school’s business manager. He
retired in 1947.
Edward H. Plumptre, Church of England clergyman,
theologian and hymnist, died (b. 6 August 1821, London).
1894 Carl S. Mundinger Sr.
was born in Manawa, Wisconsin (d. 4 March 1967). He
graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1917 and
served congregations in Walker and Hopkins-Excelsior,
Minnesota. In 1936 he became the president of St. John's
College (Winfield, Kansas) and served in that position until
1958, when he became a professor there. He was the author of
The Government in the Missouri Synod.
Charles S. Robinson, hymnist, died in New York City (b.
31 March 1829, Bennington, Vermont).
John Henry Harpster, missionary of the Lutheran General
Synod in India, died at Mount Airy, Pennsylvania (b. 27
April 1844, Centerhall, Pennsylvania).
1926 By this date following
World War I the Missouri Synod Board for Relief in Europe
had handled $1,310,283.03 in cash and three million pounds
of foodstuffs for distribution in Europe.
Lutheran Free Church
(an American denomination with Norwegian roots) merged with
The American Lutheran Church.
1966 Missouri Synod mission
activities were unified under one Board for Missions.