1546 Martin Luther was buried in the
(All Saints Church) at Wittenberg, Germany, beneath the
1610 Polycarp Leyser the Elder, professor,
author and Lutheran theologian, died (b. 18 March 1552,
Winnenden, Württemberg). [German
Francis Atterbury, English bishop and man of letters,
died (b. 6 March 1663).
Sarah Flowers Adams, English religious writer and
hymnist, was born in Harlow, Essex, England (d. 14 August
1819 James Russell Lowell, American poet and
hymnist, was born (d. 12 August 1891, Cambridge,
Milton S. Terry, American Methodist clergyman and
educator, was born at Coeymans, New York (d. 1914).
1841 Emanuel Cronenwett, hymnist and hymn
translator, was born near Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 9 March
Washington University was founded in Saint Louis as
Eliot Seminary, named for Unitarian minister
William Greenleaf Eliot (1811–1887).
1854 George Washington Sandt, professor at
Augustana College and director of the Lutheran Theological
Seminary at Philadelphia, was born in Belfast, Pennsylvania
(d. 8 January 1931).
1874 Thomas De Witt Talmage’s
(1832–1902) reconstructed Brooklyn
Tabernacle was dedicated in New York City.
1906 Betty Stam, American missionary martyr in
China, was born (d. 8 December 1934).
1906 African American itinerant
evangelist William J. Seymour (1870–1922)
arrived in Los Angeles to lead a Holiness mission. The group
grew larger as word spread of its revival meetings and
speaking in tongues, and it eventually moved to a rundown
building on Azusa Street. The church's revival is often
cited as one of the birthplaces of Pentecostalism.
1915 George W. Bornemann was born in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 23 January 1997). He graduated
from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1940 and served as
a pastor in Oakmount, Pennsylvania; Buffalo, New York;
Toronto, Ontario (Canada); and Elmhurst, Illinois. He was
also vice-president and president of English District (1976–1984),
a counselor for the International Lutheran Laymen’s
League, Lutheran Women’s
Missionary League and Walther League and a member of
the Missouri Synod Armed Forces Commission and Commission on
Theology and Church Relations (1983–1989).
He retired in 1982.
1922 Concordia Seminary, Hankow, China,
1968 The International Lutheran School, Hong Kong,