1415 Jan Hus
(ca. 1370–1415) was excommunicated
1537 Martin Luther returned to
Jacob Henkel, early American Lutheran pastor, was born
(d. 14 February 1779).
Johannes Reinhard, who helped organize the Ohio Synod,
was born (d. 7 June 1861).
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet and author of
“Messiah,” died (b. 2 July 1724, Quedlinburg, Germany).
William Fisk Sherwin, American music scholar and
chorister, was born in Buckland, Massachusetts (d. 14 April
William Fiddian Moulton, biblical scholar, was born at
Leek, in Staffordshire, England (d. 5 February 1898).
Barclay Swete, Anglican Bible scholar, was born in
Bristol (d. 10 May 1917).
missionary, arrived in Cape Town, South Africa.
Justus Heinrich Naumann, president of the Minnesota
Synod, was born in Dresden, Germany (d. 5 February 1917).
Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904)
and explorer-missionary David Livingstone parted company,
having spent the previous five months in Africa together.
1895 Adolf Friedrich Michalk was born in
Thorndale, Texas (d. 1975). He graduated from Concordia
Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1919 before serving parishes in
Texas and France. From 1930 to 1940 he was a circuit
counselor for the Texas District. From 1940 to 1948 he was a
member of the Texas District's Board of Missions. From 1949
until 1958 he served as the vice-president of the Eglise
Lutheran Libre, France.
Polish National Catholic Church of America was formally
organized at Scranton, Pennsylvania.
1902 The Nathaniel W. Taylor Lectureship
was established at the Yale University Divinity School in
memory of the Rev.
Nathaniel William Taylor (1786–1858),
who was professor of systematic theology and chairman of the
Albert L. Peace (b. 26 January 1844), English church
1937 The first radio sermon was
delivered in Porto Alegre, Brazil, by Professor P. Schelp.
1937 Pope Pius
XI (1857–1939) issued an
encyclical against the Nazi
“Race, nation, state
… all have an essential and honorable place within
the secular order,” he wrote.
“To abstract them, however, from
the earthly scale of values and make them the supreme norm
of all values, including religious ones, and divinize them
with an idolatrous cult, is to be guilty of perverting and
falsifying the order of things created and commanded by God.”
1946 Canadian Lutheran World Relief
1949 Robert P. Evans (b. 21 February
1918) chartered the European Bible Institute in Chicago,
Illinois. In 1952 its name was changed to Greater Europe Mission.
English Bible New Testament was published simultaneously
by Oxford and Cambridge University Presses. The Old
Testament was completed in 1970.