The Purification of Mary and the
Presentation of Our Lord (Candlemas)
Saint Chad of Mercia, a 7th century Anglo-Saxon
churchman who became abbot of several monasteries, bishop of
the Northumbrians and later
bishop of the Mercians and Lindsey People, died.
(ca. 735–804), the academic who
would later play a large role in establishing schools under
Charlemagne, became headmaster of York Cathedral School.
Pope John XII (ca 937–964)
Otto the Great (912–973) as
Holy Roman Emperor, the first in nearly forty years.
Columba of Rieti (d. 20 May 1501), a Dominican
tertiary mystic renowned for her spiritual advice and
fantastic miracles, was born.
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, gifted composer of
medieval church music, church musician, religious composer
and Italian choirmaster, died (b. ca. 1525).
NoŽl Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary at
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, and one of the
North American Martyrs was born (d. 8 December 1649).
1619 Tobias Clausnitzer, hymnist, was born (d.
7 May 1684).
Pope Benedict XIII was born (d. 21 February 1730).
1745 Popular British
philanthropist, poet and dramatist
More was born at Stapleton, near Bristol, England (d. 7
Pope Clement XIII died (b. 7 March 1693).
(b. 1748), colonial American Free Will Baptist evangelist,
Agnew, Presbyterian missionary, was born in New York
City (d. 14 June 1883).
Carl Johann Hermann Fick, a charter member of the
Missouri Synod, was born in Doenhausen, Hannover, Germany
(d. 30 April 1885, Boston).
Baptist seminary student
Samuel Francis Smith
(1808–1895) wrote the lyrics to
Albert Kuhn, president of the Minnesota Synod, was born
in Saint Gallen canton, Switzerland (d. 1 May 1915).
Friedrich Wilhelm August Notz, professor of Greek and
Hebrew at Northwestern College (Watertown, Wisconsin), was
born in Lehren-Steinsfeld, near Weinsberg, Wuerttemberg (d.
16 December 1922).
Charles Henkel, who translated the Augsburg Confession
into English in the early 1830s, died (b. 17/18 May 1798).
Christian Endeavor Society was founded by Rev. Francis
E. Clark in the Williston Congregational Church, Portland,
1882 The Roman Catholic
Church permitted the organization of the
Knights of Columbus, bowing to an increasing national
interest in fraternal groups.
(1866–1904) opened Missouri Synod
mission work at Krishnagiri, India.
Adoniram Judson Gordon (b. 13 April 1836),
American Baptist clergyman, died.
Charles Frederick William Dallmann president of the
English Synod of Missouri (1899–1901)
and vice-president of the LCMS (1926–1932),
died (b. 22 December 1862).
Roy A. Suelflow, missionary in China and Japan Bible
School, president of Concordia Seminary (Taiwan), and
professor at Concordia College (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) and
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis, Missouri), died (b. 24
March 1918, Germantown, Wisconsin).