440 Saint Mesrob, teacher of the Armenian Church,
died (born probably about 360 at Taron, Armenia).
661 Finan, bishop of Lindisfarne (an island in
the North Sea), who sought to preserve Celtic customs
against Roman influence, died.
1546 Martin Luther settled a quarrel in
Eisleben among the princes of Mansfeld, even though he was
ill and was to die the next day.
1557 Johannes Timan, Lutheran reformer of
Bremen, died (b. before 1500, Amsterdam).
1816 Edward Hopper, hymnist, was born in New
York City (d. 23 April 1888).
1820 Martin Luther Stoever, professor at the
Lutheran Theological Seminary (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) was
born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 22 July 1870).
1841 Alfred Plummer, Anglican theologian and
church historian, was born at Heworth, Durhamshire, England
1842 Karl Georg Stöckhardt,
professor at Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis), was born (d.
9 January 1913, Saint Louis).
1851 David Alexander Day, Lutheran missionary
and doctor in Liberia, was born (d. 17 December 1897).
1858 The Waldensians, ancient “Protestants” from
the Italian Alps who survived through persecution for almost
eight hundred years, were finally guaranteed civil and
1869 Henry Adam Klein, missionary to Brazil and
president of Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield,
Illinois), was born in Spring (Klein), Texas (d. 21 December
1888 Ronald A. Knox, Roman Catholic scholar,
was born at Kibworth, England (d. 24 August 1957).
1889 Paul F. Koenig was born in Seward,
Nebraska (d. 28 July 1986, Saint Louis). He graduated from
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1914 and served as a
pastor in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was a member of the
Missouri Synod's Board of Education from 1932 to 1939. He
then became the president of the Western District. From 1946
to 1950 he was on the synodical Board of Directors, and from
1952 to 1959 he was on the Western District's Commission on
Missions and Church Extension. He retired in 1967.
1889 William Ashley (“Billy”) Sunday (1862–1935),
Whitestockings (White Sox) baseball
player-turned-evangelist, made his first appearance in
Chicago as an evangelist.
1898 Frances E. Willard (b. 28 September 1839,
Churchville, New York), American educator and temperance
1903 Joseph Parry (b. 21 May 1841, Merthyr
Tydrfil, Wales), music scholar and composer, died.
Paul S. Minear, American Congregational theologian, was
born at Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He taught religion and New
Testament studies at the Hawaii School of Religion, Garrett
Biblical Institute, Andover-Newton Theological Seminary and
Yale Divinity School (d. 22 February 2007).
1908 Erich Hugo Heintzen, professor at
Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois), was
born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 27 September 1971,
August Crull, professor, hymnologist, hymn translator
and author, died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (b. 27 January
Pope Pius XII (1876–1958)
Clare of Assisi (1193–1253)
the patron saint of television.
1965 Gotthilf Christian Barth, president of
Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois), died
at West Allis, Wisconsin (b. 12 May 1883, Sandusky,