710 Rupert of Salzburg, missionary to
Germany and founder of the city of Salzburg, died.
1191 Pope Clement III
1329 Pope John XXII (1249–1334) issued his 'In Agro Dominico' condemning some writings
Meister Eckhart (ca. 1260–ca. 1338) as
1378 Gregory XI, the last French
(Avignonese) pope, died (b. ca. 1336).
1530 The Torgau Articles were prepared and placed in the hands of John the Constant
(1468–1532). They were used to help formulate
1536 The first Helvetic Confession was agreed
on by Swiss Protestants in Strasbourg and Constance.
1555 William Hunter,
Protestant martyr in England, died.
Třanovský (Trzanowski) was born (d. 29 May 1637). His strict orthodoxy
had a profound influence on Slavic Lutheranism.
1625 James I (b. 19 June 1566),
Scottish-born English monarch, died.
1667 English poet and theologian John Milton
(1608–1674) published his great
work Paradise Lost.
1683 Thomas Hansen Kingo (1634–1703), hymnist, was commissioned by Christian V to prepare a
new hymnal for Danish churches.
1696 Antoine Court, French
Huguenot minister called the "Restorer of Protestantism in France," was born (d. 13
1714 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria,
Italian Jesuit theologian and historian, was born (d. 10 October 1795).
Michael Bruce, hymnist, was born (d. 5 July 1767).
1816 George Job Elvey, English
organist, composer and chorister, was born at Canterbury, England (d. 9 December
Theodor Wangemann, missiologist, was born in Urlsnach, Germany (d.
Charles August Gottlieb Stork, colonial Lutheran pastor, died (b. 16 June
1842 George Matheson, Scottish clergyman and
devotional writer, was born in Glasgow (d. 28 August 1906).
Peter Christian Lutkin, American organist, choral conductor and lecturer on sacred music,
was born in Thompsonville, Wisconsin (d. 27 December 1931).
Ball, Far East medical missionary, died (b. 3 June 1796).
1876 Paul Zeller Strodach,
Lutheran musicologist, was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (b. 30 May
Brunn, founder of the Steeden, Germany, pro-seminary that fed many pastors into the
Missouri Synod in the nineteenth century, died (b. 1819).
1896 Arnold Guebert was born in Red Bud, Illinois. He attended Concordia
College (Milwaukee) and Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis). In 1928 he accepted a
call to be a professor at Concordia College (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada). During
his time there he also served as the director of Sunday School by Mail and as the
district archivist. He died 24 November 1970 in Edmonton, Alberta.
1920 Francis Nathan Peloubet (b. 2
December 1831), American Congregational clergyman and Sunday school lesson
1927 George Henry
Gerberding, ULCA synod president and professor, died (b. 21 August
1934 Carrie E. Breck (b. 22 January
1855), poet, died.
1949 The first assembly of the ladies society of the Trivandrum Synod
(Lutheran) in India took place.
1977 Flames destroyed the unused main surviving building on Brook Farm, West Roxbury (Boston),
Massachusetts. The farm, at one time used by a group of northeastern transcendentalists as
a social commune, served as the Martin Luther Orphan Home from 1871 to 1948. It
was owned by the Lutheran Association for the Works of Mercy.