Laurence of Canterbury, second Archbishop of Canterbury,
865 (traditional date)
first archbishop of Hamburg and missionary to Denmark and
Sweden, died (b. 8 September 801[?] near Corbie, Northern
Johannes Gutenberg, who developed a printing press with
movable type that helped the Protestant Reformation by
allowing the easy dissemination of the writings of the
reformers), died (b. ca. 1398).
Pope Leo X
(1475–1521) ordered Gabrielle
Della Volta to discipline Martin Luther and imposed silence
on the Augustinian monks in the Roman Catholic Church.
Johan Campanius (1601–1683),
Lutheran colonial pastor in America, was commissioned to
serve the Swedish Lutherans on the Delaware River.
Richard Rawlinson, an English clergyman and antiquarian
collector of books and manuscripts, which he bequeathed to
Bodleian Library, Oxford, was born (d. 6 April 1755).
Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Gesenius, German biblical
scholar, was born at Nordhausen, Hanover (d. 23 October
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, German Lutheran composer,
was born in Hamburg (d. 4 November 1847).
William H. Doane, Baptist hymn writer, was born in
Preston, Connecticut (d. 23 December 1915).
1834 The Baptist State Convention of North
Carolina established the Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute,
today known as
Wake Forest University.
Lanier, Confederate poet, was born in Macon, Georgia (d.
7 September 1881).
Christian Union was organized
at Columbus, Ohio (perhaps in 1864), under the leadership of
J. F. Given. It was a loose-knit denomination with each
local congregation being completely self-governing.
Independent congregations of Methodist, Presbyterian,
Congregational and United Brethren churches were involved in
the organization. Although it avoided creeds, this
association of churches was basically evangelical in
theology and congregational in church polity. The member
churches were found mostly in Ohio, Indiana and Missouri. It
was composed of Protestant congregations opposed to
“political preaching” during the Civil War.
1871 Carl A. Weiss was born in Chemnitz,
Germany (d. 8 March 1950, Quincy, Illinois). He came to
America in 1873 with his parents. He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1894 and served
congregations in North Carolina and Illinois. He also taught
at Concordia College (Conover, North Carolina).
George Victor Schick, instructor at Johns Hopkins (1913–1914)
and professor at Concordia College (Fort Wayne, Indiana) and
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis), was born in Chicago,
Illinois (d. 31 December 1964, Saint Louis).
Blanche Kerr Brock, who with her husband, Virgil, formed
one of the best-loved Gospel hymn writing and singing teams
in America in the early part of the twentieth century, was
born (d. 3 January 1958).
Francesca Wilde, hymnist, died at Chelsea (b. 1826).
John Henry Christian Käppel,
director (president) of Saint Paul’s
College (Concordia, Missouri) from 1888 to 1925, died at
Kansas City, Missouri (b. 15 September 1853, Cleveland,
1943 The Allied troopship
Dorchester was torpedoed and sunk.
selflessly helped men to safety and ministered to the dying
as the ship sank.
1951 The first convention of Lutheran
women’s societies in India met in