Tiberius Caesar, Roman emperor, died (b. 16 November 42
Adalbert, Archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg, died (b. ca.
Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg, Strasbourg preacher, was
born at Schaffhausen, Switzerland (d. 1510).
1517 Pope Leo X
(1475–1521) closed the Fifth
Lateran Council. Leo had decreed a crusade against the Turks
as well as a three-year tax on benefices to finance it, but
he never enforced the council's legislation on these and
Georg Neumark, German educator, hymnist and musician,
was born in Langensalza, Thuringia (d. 1681).
1641 A General Court convened (lasting
until 19 March), which declared the state of
Rhode Island to be a democracy, adopting a new
constitution granting religious freedom to all its citizens.
Georg Michael Pfefferkorn, hymnist, was born in Ifta,
near Creuzburg on the Werra (d. 3 March 1732).
Henry Ustic Onderdonk, hymnist, was born in New York (d.
6 December 1858).
Friedrich Filitz, composer, was born in Arnstadt,
Thuringia (d. 8 December 1876, Bonn, Germany).
Henry Bleby, Methodist West Indies missionary, was born
in Winchcomb, England (d. 22 May 1882).
Carl Ludwig Geyer, Saxon immigrant, teacher and later
pastor at Serbin, Texas, was born in Zwickau, Saxony (d. 6
William Henry Monk, English church organist and sacred
music composer, was born in London (d. 1 March 1889).
John Baptiste Calkin, English church organist, was born
in London (d. 15 May 1905).
Melanchthon Gideon Groseclose Scherer, president of the
United Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the
South, was born (d. 9 March 1932).
Alfred Edersheim (b. 1825), European biblical scholar,
John Albert Broadus (b. 1827), American Baptist preacher
and scholar, died.
Marianne Hearn, English Baptist religious teacher and
editor, died (b. 17 December 1834, Farningham, Kent,
1921 L. J. Frohnmeier, missionary to
Malabar Coast, India, died at Basel (b. 12 December 1850).
He had been recalled in 1906 to be Inspector of Basel
1952 The first religious program on TV,
This Week in Religion, debuted on Dumont
television, airing on Sunday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
It was the only ecumenical program of the early religious
television offerings and ran for two and a half years until
18 October 1954.
1970 The complete translation of the New
English Bible was published simultaneously by the Oxford
and Cambridge Presses.