Saint Amand, apostle to Flanders (Belgium), is
commemorated (b. 584, Lower Poitou, France). He was the
founder of Belgian monasticism.
Photius I, saint, patriarch of Constantinople from 858
to 867 and from 877 to 886, died after a series of
excommunications and restorations (b. ca. 820).
1556 Martin Bucer’s (1491–1551)
bones were burned.
1564 John Calvin (b. 10 July 1509) preached his
last sermon. Unable to walk, he was carried to the church in
a chair. Three months later he died (27 May 1564).
1612 Antoine Arnauld, French theologian, was
born in Paris (d. 6 August 1694).
Jesus’ Blood and Merit” was
written by Simon Dach (1605–1659)
on the death of Count Achatius of Dohna.
1812 Adoniram Judson (1788–1850),
along with four other men and their wives, was ordained a
missionary by the Congregational Church in Salem,
Massachusetts. Judson and his wife, Ann, had married the day
Karl Graul, Lutheran scholar and director of the
Dresden-Leipzig Missionary Society, was born in Woerlitz (d.
10 November 1864).
1820 Eighty-six free black colonists
sailed from New York to
Sierra Leone, Africa.
1834 Ludwig Ingwer Nommensen, Lutheran
missionary to the Batak people of Sumatra, was born on the
island of Nordstrand in northwestern Germany (d. 23 May
1910 Harriett E. P. Buell (b. 2 November 1834),
American Methodist devotional writer, died.
1922 Italian cardinal Achille Ratti (b.
31 May 1857) was elected the 258th Pontiff of the Roman
Catholic Church following the death of Pope Benedict XV on
22 January 1922. Ratti served the church as Pope Pius XI until his death on 10
Martin Lochner, pastor, educator, organist and professor
at Immanuel Lutheran College (Greensboro, North Carolina)
and Concordia Teachers College (River Forest, Illinois),
died (b. 7 February 1883, Springfield, Illinois).
Niels Christian Carlsen, president of the United
Evangelical Lutheran Church, died (b. 1 June 1884 in
1966 Michigan Lutheran College (Detroit)
1966 Classes began at Martin Lutheran
Seminary, Lae, New Guinea.