von Rist, German Lutheran hymnist, scholar and pastor,
was born at Ottensen, near Hamburg, Germany (d. 31 August
1698 The first meeting of the British
group that formed the
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (S.P.C.K.)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, composer and son of Johann
Sebastian Bach, was born (d. 14 December 1788).
Louis XIV (1638–1715) of
France proclaimed that he had ended all practice of
Protestantism within France.
Henry Newman Pohlman, General Synod pastor in New York,
was born in Albany, New York (d. 20 January 1874).
Johann Andreas August Grabau, Buffalo Synod leader, was
born at Olvenstedt, near Magdeburg, Germany (d. 2 June
Johann Georg Kunz, organist and composer, was born in
Tringenstein, Nassau, Germany (d. 30 August 1889).
Anton Marius Anderson was born in Bopballe, Jellinge,
Jutland, Denmark (d. 1941).
(Columbus, Ohio) was chartered as a university.
H. Gurney, hymnist, died in London (b. 15 August 1802,
Serjeants' Inn, Fleet Street, London, England).
F. Doescher, missionary to African Americans for the
Lutheran Synodical Conference, arrived in New Orleans to
begin his work.
Ward Beecher, American Congregational clergyman and
pulpit orator, died (b. 24 June 1813).
Andrew Schulze, founder and executive secretary of the
Lutheran Human Relations Association, was born in
Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 30 March 1982).
1921 The Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel
Synod and the German-Scandinavian Synod of Queensland
(Australia) merged with the General Synod at Ebenezer, South
Australia, forming the
United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Australia.
Richard Daniel Biedermann, graduate of Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1885, died (b. 6 October 1864).
1936 The mission radio station ZHJA,
Hankow, China, was begun.
1948 Religious education within the
public schools was declared a violation of the First
Amendment by the U.S. Supreme Court in its McCollum
v. Board of Education decision.
1971 Victor Behnken (b. 21 July 1910),
son of John W. Behnken, died. He graduated from Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1932 and served parishes in Fort
Worth, Texas, and Orange, Laguna Beach and Palm Springs,
California. He was president of the Southern California
District of the Missouri Synod from 1955 to 1969. In 1969 he
was elected vice-president of the synod.
1985 John Ewald August Herrmann died in
Saint Louis, Missouri (21 March 1902, Regina, Saskatchewan,
Canada). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis)
in 1923 and served as a pastor in Alhambra, Alberta, Canada;
Lovell, Wyoming; Nebraska City, Nebraska; Pueblo, Colorado;
and Atchison, Kansas. He was active in stewardship and
missions and became stewardship secretary and stewardship
counselor for the LCMS. He retired in 1970.