589 Saint David
of Wales, bishop and confessor, patron of Wales, died
(b. ca. 500).
Apostle of Frisia and a Northumbrian priest, died.
Moravian Church was organized when followers of Jan Hus
gathered on the estate of Lititz, about a hundred miles east
Prague, in eastern Bohemia.
Wishart, Scottish reformer, was burned at the stake (b.
1547 The Council
of Trent reaffirmed the Roman Catholic teaching on
confirmation as a sacrament and anathematized the Protestant
teaching on confirmation. During the month the council was
moved to Bologna due to plague.
(French Protestants) were massacred at Vasey, France, by
Roman Catholics, thus touching off the first of eight
religious wars between the Huguenots and the Roman Catholics
1577 The final revision of the Torgau
Book (called the Bergen Book, which forms the Solid
Declaration of the
Formula of Concord), was begun by Andreae, Chemnitz and
Selnecker at Bergen, near Magdeburg.
Ernst Christoph Homburg, hymnist, was born (d. 2 June
1681, Naumburg, Saxony).
George Herbert (b. 3 April 1593), Anglican poet and
1638 The first
Swedish settlers in America landed in modern-day
Delaware. They soon established the first Lutheran
congregation in the country.
Richard Redhead, composer, was born at Harrow, England
(d. 27 April 1901, Hellingly, England).
Ephraim Weston Clark (1799–1878)
arrived in Honolulu.
General Conference of Mennonites of North America was
formed in Lee County, Iowa.
Carrie E. Rounsefell, New England song evangelist who
wrote the hymn tune MANCHESTER (“I'll Go Where You Want Me
to Go”), was born in Merrimack, New Hampshire (d. 18
September 1930, Durham, Maine).
William H. Monk, Anglican Church organist and hymnist,
died (b. 16 March 1823).
1893 Saint John’s College (Winfield,
Kansas) was dedicated as a school of the English Missouri
Peter Laurentius Larsen, president of the Synodical
Conference, died (b. 10 August 1833).
Ernst Gustav Hermann Miessler, American Lutheran
missionary to the Chippewa Indians, died in Chicago,
Illinois (b. 12 January 1826).
Nicolas Coccola, a French
Oblate missionary among
First Nations in British Columbia, Canada, died (b. 12
1958 Pope Pius XII appointed
Samuel Cardinal Stritch (1887–1958;
Archbishop of Chicago) to head the Vatican office of the
Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith.
Cardinal Stritch thus became the first American to be
appointed to the Papal Curia. On 26 May, less than two
months later, Cardinal Stritch died in Rome at the age of
1967 The Missouri Synod Ministry of
Mercy and Service was begun in Seoul, Korea.