1542 The third
Diet of Speyer
opened. Its purpose was to deal with needs for defense
against the Turks.
1555 John Hooper, “Father
of the Puritans,” was martyred (b.
ca. 1495–1500, Somersetshire,
Gregory XV (1554–1623) became
pope, the last pope elected by acclamation.
William Marshall's engraving of
Charles I of England (1600–1649)
as a Christian martyr was published in the
Eikon Basilike [Royal Portrait] ten days after the
king was beheaded by Parliament in the aftermath of the
English Civil War.
Rowland Taylor, English Protestant pastor was executed
(b. 6 October 1510).
1666 Paul Gerhardt (1607–1676),
hymnist, refused to sign a compromise statement with
Calvinists and was deposed from his pastorate.
Johann Ludwig Konrad Allendorf, hymnist and court
preacher, was born at Josbach, near Marburg (d. 1773).
1717 The cornerstone was laid for
Jerusalem Church, Tranquebar, South India.
Joseph Josenhans, inspector of the Basel Mission, was
born at Stuttgart, Wuerttemberg (d. 1884).
1819 William True Sleeper, New England
Congregational clergyman, was born in Danbury, New Hampshire
(d. 24 September 1904, Wellesley, Massachusetts).
Jacob Fry, American Lutheran theologian and professor,
was born in Trappe, Pennsylvania (d. 19 February 1920).
Samuel Gilman, hymn translator, died at Kingston,
Massachusetts (b. 16 February 1791, Gloucester,
1912 Andrew Martin Fairbairn (b. 4 November
1838), Scottish theological scholar, died.
1953 The American Lutheran Church and
the LCMS drew up the
Common Confession, Part II.
Henry Nau Memorial School, Nung Udoe, Nigeria, was