Alexander Alesius, Scottish Lutheran theologian, died
(b. 23 April 1500, Edinburgh, Scotland).
Johann Marbach, reformer of Strasbourg and champion of
Lutheranism, died (b. 1521, Lindau, Bavaria).
1734 Forty-two families (78 persons),
Protestant refugees from Salzburg, Austria, arrived in the
American colonies, landing in Georgia. Sponsored by the
Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (SPCK), a
British missionary organization, the refugees soon
established the town of
Ebenezer, thirty miles from Savannah, Georgia.
1737 The Charitable Irish Society of
Boston hosted the first municipal celebration of
Saint Patrick’s Day in
Chalmers, pastor and social reformer, was born at
Anstruther, Scotland (d. 31 May 1847).
Charles Porterfield Krauth, prominent theologian in the
General Synod and General Council, was born in Martinsburg,
Virginia (d. 2 January 1883).
Loy, Lutheran theologian and author, was born in the
Blue Mountains of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (near
Harrisburg) (d. 26 January 1915).
1886 C. F. G. Lehenbauer, president of
the Brazil District of the Missouri Synod, was born in
Hannibal, Missouri. He graduated from Concordia Theological
Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) in 1913 and went to Brazil
as a missionary. He became president of the Brazil District
Ottomar E. Cloeter, one of Wilhelm Loehe's missioners,
died at Valley Creek, Minnesota (b. 25 April 1825, Bayreuth,
Emilie Grace Briggs (1867–1944)
became the first woman graduate from an American
Presbyterian theological seminary when she received her
Bachelor of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary
in New York City.
George W. Warren, Episcopal organist and choir director,
died (b. 17 August 1828).
Y. Peek (b. 27 February 1843), American sacred music
Frederick William Stellhorn, a professor at Concordia
College (Fort Wayne, Indiana) who left his position to join
the Ohio Synod because of the predestination controversy,
died (b. 2 October 1841).
United Lutheran Synod of Virginia was formed by a merger
of the Virginia Synod (1829), the Southwestern Virginia
Synod (1842), the Holston Synod (1860) and some
congregations of the Tennessee Synod.
1946 Alvaro Aricheta Cariņo (1910–1998)
was commissioned as the first Missouri Synod
missionary to the Philippines.
1987 George W. Wittmer died in Saint
Louis, Missouri (b. 23 September 1906, Chicago, Illinois).
He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1930
and served as a pastor in Peoria, Illinois, and Saint Louis,
Missouri. He also served as vice-president and president of
the Western District and as a vice-president of the Missouri
Synod. He retired in 1975.