1285 Pope Martin IV died (b. ca.
1515 The Spanish mystic Teresa of ┴vila, founder of a reformed
Carmelite order, was born (d. 4
Margrave Albrecht von Brandenburg-Kulmbach, hymnist, was born at Ansbach (d. 8 January
1531 The Schmalkaldic League was formed
as a defensive alliance of Lutheran nobility.
1592 Czech theologian Johann Amos Comenius, educator of
the Bohemian (Moravian) Brethren, was born in Nivnice, Moravia, Czech Republic
(d. 15 November 1670).
1661 Scottish Parliament passed the Rescissory Act, repealing all
church-state legislation created since 1633 (Charles I's reign). In essence
the act restored the Anglican episcopacy to Scotland and quashed Presbyterianism,
which had been the national church since 1638. In 1690 Parliament again
Church of Scotland as Presbyterian.
1725 Andrew Kippis, nonconformist English
clergyman and biographer, was born (d. 8 October 1795).
1839 Frederich W. Lange, pioneer Missouri Synod missionary in Kansas, was
born (d. 7 April 1914).
1871 John Joseph Ignatius von
Doellinger (1799–1890), Roman Catholic historian and
theologian, rejected the new dogma of papal infallibility. He was excommunicated in
1886 Richard Chenevix Trench (b.
9 September 1807), Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, died.
1895 Donald Grey Barnhouse, American Presbyterian clergyman and pioneer radio
preacher, was born in Watsonville, California (d. 1960).
1915 Kurt Aland, German Lutheran New Testament
scholar, was born (d. 13 April 1994).
Katharine Lee Bates (b. 12 August 1859), American English teacher and author of the
patriotic hymn “America the Beautiful,” died.
1929 F. B. (Frederick Brotherton)
Meyer (b. 8 April 1847), English Baptist clergyman and devotional writer,
1945 Harry Strachan (b. 1872), missions pioneer, died.
In 1921 he founded the Latin American Evangelization Campaign in Stony Brook,
New York, known today as the Latin America Mission.
1963 Herbert William Knopp Sr. died (b. 1907). From 1948 to 1955 he was
coordinator of university relations for Valparaiso University, during which time
he was also the campaign director of the Valparaiso Memorial Building Fund. He
was the president of the Tennessee District of the Lutheran Laymen's League from 1945 to
1947. He also served as a member of the Committee on Doctrinal Unity and the
Committee on Television and Public Relations of the Missouri Synod. He was the author of
The Christian Day School of the Missouri Lutherans and the editor
of the Tennessee Lutheran Layman from 1944 to 1947.
1976 Martin Hans
Franzmann, hymnist and theologian, died in Cambridge, England (b. 29 January
1981 Erna Feucht, first office secretary of the Lutheran Women's
Missionary League, died in Saint Louis. She served as secretary in the Saint Louis
office from 1947 until her retirement on 1 January 1970. She provided business
and leadership skills for the building of the Christ-centered
1987 Maria von Trapp (b. 26 January 1905),
matriarch of the Von Trapp Family Singers, died.