1535 A dozen Anabaptists run stark naked
through the streets of Amsterdam. Such strange actions,
usually by Melchiorite
Anabaptists, led to the group’s
ridicule by Protestants and Catholics alike. Former Catholic
priest Menno Simons (1496–1561)
was finally able to bring the group into a nonresistant,
discipled and disciplined vision.
Cyriacus Spangenberg, theologian, died (b. 7 June 1528,
I of England (1566–1625)
authorized an English Bible translation, which was completed
Michael Walther, Lutheran theologian, died (b. 1593,
1690 Samuel S. Wesley, composer, was born (d. 6
November 1739). Samuel was the brother of John and Charles
Johann Justus Henkel
Sr., early American Lutheran pastor, was born (d. August
1783 James Nares, hymnist, died (b. 19 April
1715, Stanwell, Middlesex, England).
1791 Henry H. Milman, Anglican churchman,
scholar and hymnist, was born at Saint James, Westminster,
London (d. 24 September 1868, Sunninghill, Ascot, England).
Carl Ernst Christoph Ochs, missionary to India, was born
in Greglening, Wuerttemberg (d. 16 November 1863).
1819 Richard S. Willis, American Catholic music
critic and composer, was born in Boston (d. 7 May 1900,
Pope Leo XII died (b. 22 August 1760).
1859 Jonathan Goforth, Presbyterian missionary
to China, was born in Thorndale, West Ontario, Canada (d. 8
John Henry Frederick Feth, Lutheran pastor and
professor, was born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 29 July 1927).
1870 The first chapter of the
America was established in New York City.
1899 The Church of England first
authorized the use of the 1881
English Revised Version of the Bible (known also as the
ERV or RV) in the Anglican liturgy and worship.
1912 Tullius C. O’Kane, American educator and
music publisher, died (b. 10 March 1830, Fairfield County,
Hamid II, the last sultan of Turkey, died in Bosporus,
Turkey (b. 21 September 1842).
1939 Pope Pius XI (b. 31 May 1857), 258th
Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, died.
1963 The Missouri Synod seminary in Hong
Kong was dedicated.