the first Lutheran preacher in Scotland, was martyred (b.
John Whitgift (b. ca. 1530), the Anglican archbishop
who attended Queen Elizabeth I on her deathbed and crowned
James I king of England, died.
John Byrom, hymnist, was born at Manchester, England
(d. 26 September 1763).
Salem Witch Trials in colonial Massachusetts began
when Tituba, the female Indian servant of the Rev. Samuel
Parris family, and Sarah Good were both accused of
Ann Lee, religious mystic, was born in Manchester,
England (d. 8 September 1784).
Thomas O. Chisholm (b.
29 July 1866), American Methodist hymn writer, died.
1996 Walter R. Roehrs died in Keller, Texas (b. 24
August 1901). He
graduated from Concordia College (Milwaukee) in 1920 and
Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1925. He continued his
education at the University of Chicago, earning his M.A. in
1926. He was ordained at Grace Lutheran Church (Western
Ridge, Illinois) in June 1926 and served there until 1930.
He then became a professor at Saint Paul's College
(Concordia, Missouri). In 1941 he was called to teach at
Concordia Teachers College (River Forest, Illinois), and in
1944 he was called to the Saint Louis seminary, where he
remained active until 1968. He taught exegetical theology
for twenty-four years and in 1991 received the seminary’s
distinguished alumnus award. He also was a member of the
Missouri Synod's Commission on Theology and Church Relations
and the Church Literature Committee of Concordia Publishing
House and an editor of the Concordia Theological Monthly.
He retired in 1969.